Rachel

Harding

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#5

Outside Hitter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
High School: Hackett Catholic Prep

Bio

Career Honors:

  • 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2018:

  • Appeared in 83 sets over 26 matches, recording 144 kills, 168 digs and 16 blocks.
  • Had double-digit kills on four occasions and reached double figures in digs six times.
  • Posted back-to-back double doubles against LIU Brooklyn (14 kills, 11 digs) and George Washington (11 kills, 12 digs) at Blackbird Invitational (9/7).
  • Had a season-best 15 kills to go with 14 digs against Lehigh (9/29).
  • Recorded season-best 16 digs in contest at Lafayette (10/12).
  • Had a season-best four blocks in victory over Lafayette (11/10).

2017:

  • Played in 22 matches with 17 starts, appearing in 66 sets
  • Totaled 10 blocks on the season
  • Recorded 86 kills, 53 assists, 128 digs and served 17 aces
  • Had a season's best 13 kills and 11 digs against Bucknell (10/14)
  • Notched two double-doubles on the season

Before Holy Cross:

  • Spent four years on the Hackett Catholic Prep varsity team under head coach Lauren Cholometes
  • Served as team captain her junior and senior years
  • Named Academic All-State her senior year
  • Earned second team All-State honors her junior and senior years, as well as All-Conference honorable mentions as a freshman and a sophomore
  • Competed with USA Michigan Volleyball Club under coaches Erin Onken and Robert Buck, where she served as team captain as a junior and a senior
  • Also played three years of varsity softball at Hackett Catholic Prep, where she served as team captain as a sophomore and was an All-Conference honorable mention as a freshman
  • Graduated seventh in her class with a GPA of 3.96

Personal:

  • Daughter of Tim and Sarah Harding
  • Mother competed in diving at Illinois, graduating in 1990
  • Has one brother (Robert) and two sisters (Catherine and Molly)
  • Catherine currently plays volleyball at Providence
  • Majoring in psychology. 
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Volleyball vs. Bucknell Highlights (9/28/2018)
Volleyball vs. Colgate Highlights (9/21/2018)
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