UNLV volleyball gets career highs in kills and assists from Falemaka and Thelen, respectively.
UNLV volleyball won 3-1 at Southern Utah on Tuesday night behind a trio of double-doubles.
UNLV: Melody returns for her fourth year as a setter...In UNLV's career record book, she sits second in all-time assists (3,749) and eighth in all-time digs (725)...In UNLV's single-season record book, she sits tied for first in games played (118 in 2005) and ninth in aces (33 in 2005), while holding three spots in the assists category: Second (1,433 in 2007), third (1,372 in 2005) and eighth (944 in 2006)...Has recorded double-digits in assists in 89 of 90 career matches and digs 27 times, which has aided her 27 career double-doubles.
2007: Named to the Mountain West's All-Conference Team...Named to the MWC's All-Tournament Team as the "Outstanding Setter"...Named the MVP in all three regular-season tournaments: UNLV Tournament (Aug. 24-25), Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) and the AT&T Invitational (Sept. 7-8)...One of seven Rebels to play in all 30 matches, while playing in 109 games...Owned team highs in assists (1,433) and assists-per-game (13.15), which placed her 19th in the country in the NCAA's assists-per-game statistics and helped UNLV to a #12 (15.53 apg) showing...Had 12 double-doubles (all assist-dig combinations)...Had a total of 89 kills with a season-high six on three occasions...Had a hitting percentage of .239, with a season-high .833 (5-0-6) against BYU (Sept. 13)...Had five matches with hitting percentages above .417...Had no less than 28 assists in 29 of 30 matches...Had six matches of 60 or more assists, including a season-high 67 vs. BYU (Nov. 23) in the MWC Tournament semifinals...Had a total of 11 aces with a season-high two coming on three occasions...Had 255 digs, including 12 matches of 10 or more and a season-high 16 vs. UC Santa Barbara (Aug. 31)...Had 52 total blocks with one solo block vs. Northwestern (Sept. 1) and a season-high five (assisted) on two occasions (Oct. 13 at New Mexico and Oct. 25 vs. Colorado State).
2006: Named to the UNLV Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 8-9)...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 assists (944) and assists per game (8.99)...Had seven double-doubles (all assist-dig combinations)...Had a total of 36 kills with a season-high seven against Cal Poly (Aug. 25)...Had a hitting percentage of .092, with a season-high .714 (5-0-7) against Boise State (Sept. 2)...Had three matches with hitting percentages above .300...Had no less than 14 assists in each match...Had 26 matches with 20 or more assists, including a season-high 65 against Oregon State (Aug. 26)...Had a total of 18 aces with a season-high two on two occasions (Aug. 25 versus Cal Poly and Sept. 29 at TCU)...Had 229 digs, including six matches of 10 or more and a season-high 13 on three occasions...Had 25 total blocks (all assisted) with a season-high four on two occasions (Sept. 8 against UC Santa Barbara and Sept. 9 against Cal State Northridge).
2005: Was one of five Rebels to play in all 30 matches and one of four to play in all 118 games...Owned team-highs in assists (1,372), assists per game (11.63), aces (33) and aces per game (0.28)...Had nine double-doubles (all assist-dig combinations)...Had a total of 108 kills with a season-high eight against Utah (Nov. 18)...Had a hitting percentage of .230, with a season-high of .600 on three occasions...Had 13 matches with hitting percentages above .300...Had no less than 17 assists in each match...Had a season-high four aces against Rutgers (Sept. 10)...Had 241 digs, including nine matches of 10 or more and a season-high 19 at TCU (Nov. 12)...Had 63 total blocks (four solo, 59 assisted) with a season-high five on two occasions (Sept. 24 against Colorado State and Oct. 14 against TCU).
High School: A 2004 graduate of Lakewood High School...Named co-captain during her junior and senior seasons...Selected to the All-CIF First Team in 2004 and the Moore League's First Team in 2003 and 2004...Chosen as the team's "Most Inspirational" Award recipient in 2003 and 2004...Team was a bronze medalist at the 2005 Junior Olympics.
Personal: Born on Nov. 27, 1987, in Torrance, Calif...Daughter of Maligi and Minne Nua...She has two siblings, Lei Masoe and Maligi Jr....Majoring in kinesiology.