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#14 Jaclyn Placha
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oakdale, Pa.
High School: West Allegheny

As a sophomore:

  • Appeared in 21 matches, starting nine of them and played in 71 sets throughout the season for JMU
  • Collected 130 digs, 16 service aces and nine assists
  • Set a career-high with 14 digs in a match against UNCW
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient

As a freshman:

  • Made her collegiate debut as a sub against Bethune-Cookman
  • Appeared in four matches, recording two digs in five sets played
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient

Before JMU:

  • Two-time All-State selection at West Allegheny Senior High School
  • Three-time First Team All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League
  • Three-time All-Section selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society

Personal:

  • Daughter of Daniel and Laura Placha
  • Played club volleyball for the Renaissance Volleyball Club
  • Favorite sport other than volleyball is hockey
  • Family has a collection of pets including three dogs, two cats, seven fish and two horses
Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2012 5-4 0 0.00 0 1 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2013 71-21 0 0.00 0 4 .000 9 0.13 16 0.23 20
TOTAL 76-25 0 0.00 0 5 .000 9 0.12 16 0.21 20
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2012 2 0.40 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00
2013 130 1.83 7 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 16.0 0.23
TOTAL 132 1.74 7 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 16.0 0.21

What do you love most about JMU?
The people!

What is your major/minor?
Double major in SMAD Journalism and Studio Art Photography, minor in Art History


What is your favorite …
Food:
Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked ice cream
Movie:
The Breakfast Club
TV Show:
Anything on the Food Network
Song:
C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song
Athlete:
Evgeni Malkin
Holiday:
Fourth of July

What are your favorite hobbies away from volleyball?
Overall wearing, graffiti (the good kind) making, painting, and hiking


What is your favorite memory of JMU volleyball?
Preseason Trip 2013

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
To follow your bliss.

What is one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?
GO TO JACK BROWN’S.

What is your dream vacation location?
To backpack across northern Europe, although that’s not really a location…


If not volleyball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?
Dodgeball – it’s taken very seriously here from what I’ve heard.

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?
My mom, my dad, and the Pope