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Maria Aladjova
Maria Aladjova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
Narodni Buditeli HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
11/24/1985

Experience:
3L


01/30/2014

Volleyball Nets Seven To MW Fall Academic List

UNLV had four repeat selections and three newcomers named to the conference's academic team.

07/16/2013

A Look Back At The 2012 Season

The 2012 Rebels went 18-11 and finished third in the Mountain West.

UNLV: Maria returns for her fourth season as an outside hitter... In UNLV's career record book, she sits 10th in all-time games played (305), second in kills (1,136) and total attempts (3,024), while placing 10th in hitting percentage (.218)...In UNLV's single-season record book, she is sixth (406 in 2005) and seventh (402 in 2006) in kills and first (1,158 in 2006) and eighth (993 in 2005) in total attempts...Has recorded double-digit kills 65 times and digs 19 times, which has aided her 20 career double-doubles.

2006: Named to the Mountain West's All-Conference Team...Named the MWC Player of the Week on Nov. 13 for her back-to-back double-double efforts in wins against Air Force and Colorado State, which included 34 kills in 68 total attempts and a hitting percentage of .441 with only two errors...Named to the UNLV Classic All-Tournament Team (Aug. 25-26) and the Baden Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team (Sept. 1-2)...Was one of five Rebels to play in all 30 matches and one of two to play in all 105 games...Owned team highs in kills (402), kills-per-game (3.83) and total attempts (1,158), while hitting for a .188 percentage...Led the team with 14 double-doubles (all kill-dig combinations)...Had three matches where she accumulated more than 20 kills, with a season-high 22 against New Mexico on Oct. 28...Collected 21 at New Mexico (Sept. 30) and 20 versus Utah (Sept. 21)...Overall, had 13 matches of 15 or more kills and 24 matches with 10 or more kills... Had five matches with hitting percentages above .300, with a .680 outing (19-2-25) versus Air Force (Nov. 10)... Had a total of 28 assists with a season-high three on the road at Colorado State (Oct. 13)...Had a total of 15 aces...Had a total of 276 digs (2.63 digs per game) with 14 matches of 10 or more...Had a career-best 27 digs at Washington State on Sept. 1 and nearly duplicated the feat with 25 in the following match against UC Davis on Sept. 2...Had 52 total blocks (10 solo, 42 assisted) with three solo blocks against Oregon State on Aug. 26, while amassing a total of four blocks on four occasions.

2005: Named to the Mountain West All-Conference Team and the All-Tournament Team...Named to the Holiday Inn Costa Mesa/Sunset Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 2-3) and the UNLV Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 9-10)...Played in 29 matches and a total of 115 games...Finished second on the team in kills (406), kills-per-game (3.53), hitting percentage (.243), aces (27), aces per game (0.23) and solo blocks (12)...Overall, had four matches with 20 or more kills, 14 matches with 15 or more kills and 21 with 10 or more kills...Had a season-high 22 kills versus Illinois on Sept. 9...Had five matches with hitting percentages above .400, with a .667 outing (17-1-24) vs. Wyoming (Sept. 22)...Had five double-doubles (all kill-dig combinations)...Had a total of 14 assists with a season-high of two on two occasions (Sept. 30 at New Mexico and Nov. 19 vs. BYU)...Had 27 aces with a career-high seven served up against Air Force on Oct. 27 (the seven aces are one shy of the UNLV single-match record)...Had a total of 170 digs (1.48 per game) with five matches of 10 or more...Had a season-high 13 digs vs. Rutgers on Sept. 10... Had 51 total blocks (12 solo, 39 assisted) with three solo blocks versus Rutgers on Sept. 10, while amassing five total blocks versus Colorado State on Sept. 24.

2004: Named the Mountain West's Co-Freshman of the Year...Played in 24 matches and 88 games...Led the team in kills (328), kills-per-game (3.73) and total attempts (873), while hitting for a .230 percentage...Had one double-double on Oct. 8, on the road at Utah...Had five matches where she accumulated more than 20 or more kills, including a season-high 28 versus Utah Valley State on Sept. 24...Overall, had eight matches of 15 or more kills and 19 matches with 10 or more kills...Had six matches with hitting percentages above .300, with a .538 outing (16-2-26) versus New Mexico (Oct. 16)...Had a total of 12 assists with a season-high versus Oral Roberts (Sept. 17)...Had a total of nine aces... Had a total of 63 digs (0.72 digs per game) with one double-digit match (11 at Utah on Oct. 8)...Had 29 total blocks (three solo, 26 assisted) with four assisted blocks against Wyoming (Oct. 3).

High School: Graduated from Narodni Buditeli High School in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Personal: Born on November 24, 1985, in Sofia, Bulgaria...Daughter of Stefan and Petranka Aladjova...Has a younger sister, Stefania...Majoring in psychology.

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