Michelle Otteson Mahaffey Athlete Profile

#17 Michelle Otteson Mahaffey

Michelle Otteson Mahaffey
Position: Defensive Specialist Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 1999-2002 Hometown: Martinez, CA Last School: College Park High School

Personal

Parents are Robert and Annette Otteson ... she has one younger sister who played high school and club volleyball ... married Chad Mahaffey, a former student trainer at BYU, on July 12, 2001.

Before BYU

Club: Played on the Forefront club team for coach Lee Mayes.
High School - (1995-1998): Was league MVP while playing for College Park High School ... named first-team all-league three years ... named second-team All-North Coast Region in 1995 and 1998 ... team won league championship ... was team captain and MVP.

Summary

Michelle will play libero and provide solid back-row support in 2002 ... a former setter, she has provided a spark as a defensive specialist at BYU ... she is a good passer, a disciplined defensive player and a smart server ... she is coachable, determined and will likely play a larger role on the court as a senior ... 2002 Kimball Memorial Award recipient given to a BYU athlete who has lettered at least twice combined with high scholastic achievement.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Digs: 15 (Twice) vs. Wake Forest, 9/6/02; vs. Florida, 9/7/02
Assists: 4 vs. UNLV, 11/21/02
Aces: 2 (twice) at Wyoming, 10/19/02; vs. Wyoming, 11/15/02
YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year MP-GP K E A Pct. Ast. SA SE RE Dig BS BA TB BE BHE
1999 6-6 0 2 2 -1.000 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2000 6-6 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2001 15-20 0 0 0 .000 3 2 0 4 20 0 0 0 0 0
2002 33-123 0 6 16 -.375 44 9 8 41 200 0 0 0 0 0
Total 60-155 0 8 18 -.444 47 11 10 45 230 0 0 0 0 0



1999 | Freshman Year

Played in six matches as a defensive specialist ... recorded a season-high three digs against Air Force ... averaged 0.83 dpg ... had five digs in six games.

2000 | Sophomore Year

Michelle appeared in six matches, playing in six games as a sophomore ... had four digs at Air Force ... played in BYU upset of No. 1 Stanford.

2001 | Junior Year

Michelle appeared in 15 matches and played in 20 games ... averaged 1.00 dpg ... recorded two service aces with no service errors in limited action ... 2002 Kimball Memorial Award recipient given to a BYU athlete who has lettered at least twice combined with high scholastic achievement.

2002 | Senior Year

Played in 123 of 124 games ... she was fifth on the team with 1.63 digs per game ... compiled a career-high 15 digs in consecutive matches vs. Wake Forest and Florida (9/13-14) ... along with Allison Larson, she was one of two senior co-captain's on the team.