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8/L/DS Rachel Engel
  • Senior
  • 5-6
  • Littleton, Colo.
  • Littleton
  • Club: Front Range Juniors
  • Major: Art History, Visual Art Studies

As a Senior (2005)
SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6, Oct. 24) ... Ended career as only player in school history to reach 500 digs in a season and she did it twice (2004-05) ... Closed out career second in school history in digs (1,372) and third in digs per game (3.24) ... In 2005, she broke the SEC record for digs per game (5.12) ... Her 599 digs and 5.12 digs per game average in 2005 were both Florida records ... Posted at least 20 digs in 11 matches ... Finished with more digs than opposing team's top player in 30 of 36 matches ... Tallied 11 digs at No. 1 Nebraska in NCAA Regional Final in front of NCAA record crowd of 15,119 fans ... Posted 11 digs and seven assists vs. No. 7 Louisville in NCAA Regional Semifinal ... Paced all players at Florida NCAA sub-regional by averaging 6.17 digs per game ... Collected 21 digs in just three games vs. No. 24 Kansas State in NCAA Second Round ... Led all players with 16 digs and added pair of aces vs. Florida Atlantic in NCAA First Round ... Paced all players with 16 digs, while adding two service aces and a kill at Denver ... Finished with match-high in digs in each of Florida's SEC Tournament matches ... Tallied 14 digs at Alabama ... Posted 18 digs vs. Arkansas and added career-best three service aces ... Collected 15 digs vs. Georgia ... Led all players with 24 digs vs. Mississippi in just three games ... Match was 18th 20-plus dig match of career ... Paced all players with 17 digs at Auburn ... Collected 14 digs at Alabama ... Notched first career double-double with 21 digs and 10 assists at Tennessee ... Posted team-high 10 digs at South Carolina ... Picked up match-high 18 digs vs. LSU ... Tallied match-high 23 digs vs. Arkansas ... Was 16th career 20-dig plus contest ... Notched match-high 21 digs at Kentucky ... Collected match-high 13 digs and added a dig-to-kill vs. Georgia ... Tied for match-high with 17 digs vs. Tennessee ... Finished with six assists and a match-high 23 digs vs. Kentucky ... Had 14 digs and an ace at Georgia ... Totaled 13 digs at Mississippi, also added a service ace ... Finished with match-high 23 digs at Mississippi State in becoming seventh player in school history to reach 1,000 digs in career ... Was 13th time in career she amassed at least 20 digs in a match ... Tallied 13 digs and two assists vs. Florida State ... Saw 22-match streak of finishing in double figures in digs end vs. UC Irvine after posting eight ... Total still was match high ... Finished with match-high 16 digs vs. IPFW ... Led all players in digs for the third consecutive match when she posted 29 against No. 19 Notre Dame ... Finished with match-high 31 digs vs. No. 8 USC ... Helped Gators to win against No. 13 Texas A&M by finishing with match-high 23 digs ... Posted 14 digs vs. Eastern Washington ... Led all players at Aquafina Invitational by averaging 5.56 digs per game during tournament ... Had 11 digs vs. No. 15 UCSB ... Led Gators with 19 digs vs. Missouri State ... Finished with match high and 10th career 20-plus dig match with 20 vs. Dayton ... Had 18 digs, five assists, one ace and one kill in season opener vs. Jacksonville.

As a Junior (2004)
SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished second in SEC in digs per game (4.25) Set school season record with 510 digs and an average of 4.25 digs per game ... Had 19 digs vs. No. 6 Stanford in NCAA Championship second round ... Posted 14 digs vs. No. 22 Florida A&M in NCAA opening round ... Recorded third 20-plus dig match in four contests with 23 digs vs. Towson ... Led all players with 14 digs at St. John's ... Notched 22 digs and five assists in the SEC Tournament final vs. No. 12 Tennessee ... Combined 32 crucial digs with five assists vs. Georgia in the SEC Tournament semifinals ... Provided 10 digs and three assists vs. South Carolina in the SEC Tournament first round ... Led all Gators with 27 digs vs. No. 15 Tennessee ... Finished with a match-high 12 digs vs. South Carolina ... Led all players with 17 digs vs. Georgia ... The total was the most for Engel in a three-game match in her career ... Tallied 12 digs and a pair of assists vs. Kentucky ... Finished with four assists and 13 digs at Mississippi State ... Notched fifth 20+ dig match of the season with 21 at No. 17 Tennessee ... Posted second career 30-dig match when she finished with 30 at Georgia ... Led all players with 14 digs against Alabama ... Picked up third 20+ dig match of season after racking up 24 digs at Arkansas ... Was the seventh straight match she reached double figures ... Totaled 15 digs and two service assists in play vs. Clemson ... Recorded a team-high 17 digs against Florida State ... Posted 18 digs and five assists at No. 5 Minnesota ... Followed performance against No. 15 K-State with 33 digs against Northern Iowa - just one shy of the school record ... Became the first Gator since the advent of rally scoring to post 20+ digs in back-to-back matches ... Notched 26 digs vs. No. 15 K-State ... Posted second double-digit dig performance of the season with 12 against Northwestern ... Came up with six digs against IPFW ... Finished with six digs and a pair of service aces against Bowling Green ... Tied a career high with 12 digs in her debut as Florida's libero in the Gators' season-opening win against USF.

As a Sophomore (2003)
Recorded eight digs against Southern California in the national title match Tallied six digs against Hawai'i ... Tallied nine digs against Penn State ... Registered a kill and five digs against Colorado State ... Notched six digs and four assists against Georgia Southern ... Added seven digs vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament ... Tallied five digs against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament Tallied 10 digs vs. Kentucky ... Had 12 digs vs. South Carolina Tallied nine digs and two assists vs. Arkansas ... Recorded seven digs and one kill against Georgia Registered six digs vs. Alabama... Notched seven digs vs. Auburn ... Tallied six digs, two assists and a service ace against Tennessee ... Registered seven digs and one service ace vs. Georgia ... Recorded four assists, a service ace and eight digs vs. USF ... Had two service aces and seven digs against Northwestern ... Recorded 10 assists, three digs, a service ace and a block assist against Chicago State ... Recorded her first career service ace against Minnesota ... Registered 12 digs against Florida A&M ... Tallied nine digs against Stanford ... Recorded 10 digs against BYU.

As a Freshman (2002)
Recorded nine digs against USF ... Pressed into service as primary setter when starting setter Lauren Moscovic suffered an ankle injury against Penn State ... Responded by having at least 35 assists in three straight matches, including 49 assists vs. Ole Miss and a career high 50 against FSU... Most of her kills came during her time as the starting setter Saw action in Florida's first match of the season with two kills and four digs against Alabama-Birmingham.

Prior to Florida
Member of the 2002 USA Junior National Team that won the 2002 USA Junior National 18's Open Championship and placed second at the NORCECA Jr. Championship in Puerto Rico ... Starting setter on 2001 USA Junior National Team ... Played for Front Range Juniors club team along with fellow Gators Jane Collymore and Kari Klinkenborg Club team finished fifth at 2001 Junior Olympics Four-year letterwinner and two-time league MVP at Littleton HS Captain (1999-2001) and starting setter (1998-2001) for varsity team 2001 Continental League Player of the Year Continental League Player of the Month for October 2001 Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News Player of the Week in 2001 Denver Post 2001 All-State selection 2001 all-state first team All-Continental League First Team 2000-2002 HS team finished fifth at 2000 Colorado 5A State tournament Littleton Independent High School Athlete of the Week during junior season Selected to 2000 Rocky Mountain Regional All-Tournament team 1999 all-state honorable mention Club team won 1999 Rocky Mountain Region JNC Qualifier and 1997 and 1998 Rocky Mountain Regionals.


Career Highs
Kills: 5 vs. FSU (9/24/02)
Attacks: 9 vs. OR (9/7/02)
Hit %: 1.000, 6x, last at Den. (11/26/05)
Asst: 50 vs. FSU (9/24/02)
SA: 3 vs. Ark. (11/19/05)
Digs: 33, vs. NI (9/10/04)
BS: 0
BA: 2 at Amer. (9/22/02)
TB: 2 at Amer. (9/22/02)
Pts: 5.5 vs. FSU (9/24/02)
Career Statistics
Season GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE
2002.. 74-35 15 0.20 11 45 .089 181 2.45 3 0.04 11
2003.. 113-38 2 0.02 6 17 -.235 52 0.46 20 0.18 31
2004.. 120-33 2 0.02 5 24 -.125 81 0.68 10 0.08 13
2005.. 117-36 4 0.03 4 15 .000 127 1.09 27 0.23 35
TOTAL. 424-142 23 0.05 26 101 -.030 441 1.04 60 0.14 90
Season DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G
2002.. 57 0.77 6 0 4 4 0.05 0 10 20.0 0.27
2003.. 206 1.82 1 0 1 1 0.01 0 7 22.5 0.19
2004.. 510 4.25 38 0 0 0 0.00 0 7 12.0 0.10
2005.. 599 5.12 29 0 0 0 0.00 1 7 31.0 0.26
TOTAL. 1372 3.24 74 0 5 5 0.01 1 31 85.5 0.20
Engel Match-By-Match
(2005)
Opp. K E TA % A SA D TB PTS
vs. Jax. 1 0 1 1.000 5 1 18 0 2.0
vs. Day. 0 0 0 .000 2 0 20 0 0.0
vs. MSU 0 0 0 .000 2 0 19 0 0.0
vs. UCSB 0 1 1 -1.000 3 0 11 0 0.0
vs. EW 0 0 0 .000 2 0 14 0 0.0
vs. TAMU 0 0 0 .000 4 1 23 0 1.0
vs. USC 1 0 1 1.000 7 0 31 0 1.0
vs. ND 0 0 2 .000 6 0 29 0 0.0
vs. IPFW 0 0 1 .000 1 0 16 0 0.0
vs. UCI 0 0 0 .000 3 1 8 0 1.0
vs. FSU 0 0 0 .000 2 0 13 0 0.0
at Ms. St. 0 0 1 .000 7 1 23 0 1.0
at Miss. 0 0 0 .000 0 1 14 0 1.0
at Geo. 0 0 0 .000 0 1 14 0 1.0
vs. Kent. 0 0 0 .000 5 0 23 0 0.0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 5 0 17 0 0.0
vs. SC 0 1 1 -1.000 3 1 9 0 1.0
vs. Geo. 1 0 1 1.000 2 0 13 0 1.0
at Kent. 0 0 0 .000 4 2 21 0 0.0
vs. Ark. 0 0 1 .000 1 1 23 0 1.0
vs. LSU 0 0 0 .000 4 1 18 0 1.0
at SC 0 1 1 -1.000 4 1 10 0 1.0
at Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 10 1 21 0 1.0
at Ala. 0 0 0 .000 1 0 14 0 0.0
at Aub. 0 0 1 .000 2 0 17 0 0.0
vs. Miss. 0 0 0 .000 4 1 24 0 1.0
vs. Ms. St. 0 0 1 -1.000 2 0 11 0 0.0
vs. Geo. 0 0 0 .000 6 2 15 0 2.0
vs. Ark. 0 0 0 .000 2 3 18 0 3.0
at Ala. 0 0 0 .000 4 0 14 0 0.0
vs. Colo. 0 0 0 .000 4 2 4 0 2.0
at Denver 1 0 1 1.000 2 2 16 0 3.0
vs. FAU 0 0 0 .000 3 2 16 0 2.0
vs. KSU 0 0 0 .000 5 0 21 0 0.0
vs. Louis. 0 0 0 .000 7 1 11 0 1.0
at Neb. 0 0 0 .000 1 1 11 0 1.0
(2004)
Opp. K E TA % A SA D TB Pts.
vs. USF 0 0 0 .000 0 0 12 0 0
vs. BG 0 0 0 .000 1 2 6 0 2.0
vs. IPFW 0 0 0 .000 3 0 6 0 0.0
at NW 0 0 0 .000 2 0 12 0 0
vs. K-State 0 0 1 .000 2 0 26 0 0
vs. N. Iowa 0 0 4 .000 5 0 33 0 0
at Minn. 0 0 0 .000 5 0 18 0 0
at FSU 0 1 1 -1.000 7 0 17 0 0
vs. Clemson 0 0 0 .000 0 2 15 0 2.0
at Arkansas 0 1 2 -.500 3 1 24 0 1.0
at LSU 0 0 1 .000 0 1 5 0 1.0
vs. Texas 0 0 0 .000 5 0 10 0 0
vs. Auburn 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 6 0 1.0
vs. Alabama 0 0 0 .000 1 1 14 0 1.0
at Georgia 0 0 0 .000 1 1 30 0 1.0
at Kent. 1 0 2 .500 3 0 2 0 1.0
vs. LSU 0 0 0 .000 0 0 11 0 0
vs. Arkansas 0 0 0 .000 2 0 9 0 0
at Tenn. 0 0 1 .000 1 0 21 0 0
at SC 0 0 2 .000 1 0 7 0 0
at Ole Miss 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 11 0 0
at Miss. St. 0 0 0 .000 4 0 13 0 0
vs. Kent. 0 0 0 .000 2 0 12 0 0
vs. Georgia 0 0 1 -1.000 2 0 17 0 0
vs. SC 0 0 0 .000 0 0 12 0 0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 3 0 27 0 0
vs. SC 0 0 0 .000 3 1 10 0 1.0
vs. Georgia 0 1 1 -1.000 5 0 32 0 0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 5 0 22 0 0
at St. John's 0 0 0 .000 6 0 14 0 0
vs. Towson 0 0 0 .000 3 0 23 0 0
at FAMU 0 0 1 .000 2 0 14 0 0
vs. Stanford 0 0 2 .000 1 0 19 0 0
(2003)
Opp. K E TA % A SA DG TB Pts.
vs. USC 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 0.0
vs. K-State 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0.0
vs. Rutgers 0 0 1 .000 0 0 5 0 0.0
vs. Amer. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 7 0 0.0
vs. BYU 0 0 0 .000 0 0 10 0 0.0
vs. UCSB 0 0 0 .000 1 0 6 0 0.0
at Stanford 0 0 0 .000 2 0 9 0 0.0
vs. FAMU 0 0 0 .000 0 0 12 0 0.0
vs. Minn. 0 0 0 .000 2 1 2 0 1.0
vs. Chic. St. 0 2 2 -1.000 10 1 3 1 1.5
vs. UNC 0 0 0 .000 0 1 4 0 1.0
at NW 0 0 1 .000 3 2 7 0 2.0
at USF 0 0 0 .000 4 1 8 0 1.0
vs. Alabama 0 1 1 -1.000 1 0 1 0 0.0
vs. Auburn 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1 0 0.0
at Georgia 0 0 0 .000 0 1 7 0 1.0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 2 1 6 0 1.0
at Auburn 0 0 1 .000 0 1 7 0 1.0
at. Alabama 0 0 0 .000 1 0 6 0 0.0
at. Miss. St. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 4 0 0.0
at Miss. 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0 1.0
vs. Kent. 0 0 0 .000 0 1 3 0 1.0
vs. SC 0 0 0 .000 0 0 5 0 0.0
vs. Georgia 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 7 0 2.0
at Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 4 0 0.0
vs. Arkansas 0 0 0 .000 2 0 9 0 0.0
vs. LSU 0 0 0 .000 2 0 2 0 0.0
at SC 0 0 0 .000 3 1 12 0 1.0
at Kent. 0 1 3 -.333 1 2 10 0 2.0
vs. Kent. 0 0 1 .000 0 2 1 0 2.0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 5 0 0.0
vs. Arkansas 0 1 1 -1.000 1 0 7 0 0.0
vs. Ga. South. 0 0 0 .000 4 1 6 0 1.0
vs. UCF 0 0 0 .000 1 2 2 0 2.0
vs. CSU 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 5 0 1.0
vs. PSU 0 0 1 .000 0 0 9 0 0.0
vs. Hawai'i 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 6 0 0.0
vs. USC 0 0 0 .000 1 0 8 0 0.0
(2002)
Opp. K E TA % A SA D TB Pts.
vs. UAB 2 1 4 .250 8 4 0 0 2.0
vs. URI 0 1 3 -.333 3 0 0 0 0
vs. Illinois 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 3 0 2.0
vs. USC 0 0 3 .000 0 1 4 0 1.0
vs. ORU 0 3 9 -.333 2 0 6 0 0
at BYU 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Ohio 0 0 0 .000 6 0 4 0 0
vs. Stanford DNP
vs. PSU 0 0 0 .000 11 0 1 0 0
at Amer. 2 1 4 .250 35 0 2 2 3.0
vs. FSU 5 2 8 .375 50 0 5 1 5.5
at Miss. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0
at Miss. St. DNP
vs. Georgia 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0
at Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Miss. St. 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Miss. 0 0 0 .000 2 1 1 0 1.0
vs. LSU 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1 0 0
vs. Arkansas 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0
at Kent. 0 0 0 .000 2 0 2 0 0
at SC 0 0 1 .000 0 0 1 0 0
at Georgia 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0
vs. Tenn. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
at Alabama 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 0
at Auburn 1 0 1 1.000 2 0 1 0 1.0
vs. SC 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 1 0 0
vs. Kent. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 0
vs. Kent. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Georgia 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0
at Arkansas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Ill. St. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. N. Iowa 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 0
vs. UCF 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
vs. USF 0 0 0 .000 2 0 9 0 0
vs. Temple 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 0
vs. Wash. St. 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 0
vs. USC 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
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