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17 Rachel Gaston
17 Rachel Gaston
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va.
High School: Lee-Davis
Position: OH
Bats/Throws: Richmond VC
Club Team: Richmond VC
m 30
k/s 4.16
h % .245
a/s 0.31
b/s 0.32
sa/s 0.28
d/s 4.07

2018: AVCA Honorable Mention All-American... ODAC Player of the Year...ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year...AVCA All-South Region First Team...Route 42 Classic All-Tournament team...Led team with 416 kills and 4.16 kills per set...Second in conference in both kills and kills per set...Ranked as high as 11th nationally in kills per set...Added 407 digs...Sixth in conference in digs...Contributed 32 blocks and 28 service aces...Posted her career high in season opening win against Marymount with 24 kills and 28 digs...Matched kill number the following day against Salem...named ODAC Player of the Week three times (9/4, 10/15, 10/29).

2017: Second team All-ODAC selection...Fifth in ODAC in kills per set (2.94).... Team leader in kills (235)...Tallied 19 total blocks...Added 53 digs...Posted a season-high 17 kills in a win against Guilford...ODAC All-Academic.

2016: Saw action in 15 matches...Recorded 106 kills and 59 digs...Posted a season-high 12 kills at conference rival Roanoke...Notched a double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs against Catholic.

High School: Two-time first team All-Conference...First team All-Region...Honorable mention All-State...Second team All-Metro...RVC "Love of the Game" award...Three-time All-Academic...Two-time student-athlete of the month and student-athlete of the week.

Personal: Daughter of Bob and Sharon Gaston...Has one sibling, Sara...Born Oct. 14, 1997.

Recent Games
Oct 23 at Emory & Henry W, 3-0
Oct 26 Eastern Mennonite W, 3-0
Oct 27 St. Mary's (Md.) L, 3-1
Oct 27 Lebanon Valley W, 3-0
Oct 31 Lynchburg W, 3-1
Nov 2 vs. Washington and Lee L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 12
Sets 100 37
Kills 416 161
Kills per set 4.16 4.35
Errors 127 48
Total Attacks 1180 421
Hitting Percentage .245 .268
Assists 31 8
Assists per set 0.31 0.22
Service Aces 28 14
Service Errors 22 9
Service Aces per set 0.28 0.38
Reception Errors 22 3
Digs 407 146
Digs per set 4.07 3.95
Block Solo 5 2
Block Assist 27 15
Block Total 32 17
Blocks per set 0.32 0.46
Block Errors 6 3
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 462.5 184.5
Points per set 4.6 5.0
Matches started 30 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 Marymount (Va.) W, 3-2 1 5 24 4 63 .317 1 4 1 2 28 0 1 0 1 0 28.5
Aug 31 N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-0 1 2 6 4 17 .118 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 1 Salem W, 3-2 1 5 24 4 78 .256 1 5 0 0 19 1 0 0 1 0 30.0
Sep 1 Catholic L, 3-0 1 3 10 6 47 .085 0 1 1 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 7 vs. Piedmont W, 3-1 1 4 16 6 58 .172 1 2 0 0 21 0 1 0 1 1 18.5
Sep 7 vs. Sewanee L, 3-1 1 4 15 7 57 .140 3 0 0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0 15.0
Sep 8 vs. Averett W, 3-2 1 5 12 4 38 .211 3 0 1 2 20 1 1 1 2 0 13.5
Sep 8 vs. Methodist W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 29 .138 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 12 Roanoke W, 3-0 1 3 17 5 49 .245 1 1 2 0 16 0 1 0 1 0 18.5
Sep 15 Southern Virginia   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 at Lynchburg W, 3-0 1 3 9 4 34 .147 1 2 0 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 12.0
Sep 20 Mary Baldwin W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 at Goucher W, 3-0 1 1 5 0 7 .714 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 22 vs. Misericordia W, 3-0 1 3 20 5 37 .405 2 0 3 0 5 1 1 0 2 0 21.5
Sep 25 Piedmont International W, 3-0 1 3 18 3 41 .366 3 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 18.0
Sep 27 at Hollins W, 3-0 1 2 8 1 16 .438 1 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 29 vs. Washington and Lee L, 3-0 1 3 6 7 33 -.030 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 29 at Ferrum W, 3-0 1 3 12 5 26 .269 0 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
Oct 2 at Christopher Newport L, 3-2 1 5 17 6 55 .200 1 1 1 1 25 0 2 0 2 0 19.0
Oct 5 Averett W, 3-0 1 3 17 1 36 .444 2 1 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 18.5
Oct 9 Virginia Wesleyan W, 3-0 1 3 19 4 37 .405 1 1 0 0 15 0 1 1 1 0 20.5
Oct 10 Southern Virginia W, 3-0 1 3 15 3 33 .364 1 0 2 0 16 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Oct 13 Shenandoah W, 3-0 1 3 18 3 31 .484 2 0 1 0 12 1 1 0 2 0 19.5
Oct 17 at Randolph-Macon L, 3-2 1 5 21 5 67 .239 0 2 2 0 19 0 1 0 1 1 23.5
Oct 20 vs. Randolph W, 3-0 1 3 13 2 36 .306 1 1 1 1 11 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Oct 20 vs. Guilford W, 3-0 1 3 9 5 39 .103 1 1 2 0 17 0 1 1 1 0 10.5
Oct 23 at Emory & Henry W, 3-0 1 3 18 2 31 .516 0 2 1 0 8 0 4 0 4 0 22.0
Oct 26 Eastern Mennonite W, 3-0 1 3 11 5 22 .273 0 1 0 0 14 0 2 1 2 0 13.0
Oct 27 St. Mary's (Md.) L, 3-1 1 4 9 5 31 .129 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Oct 27 Lebanon Valley W, 3-0 1 3 15 6 49 .184 0 0 0 1 19 0 1 1 1 0 15.5
Oct 31 Lynchburg W, 3-1 1 4 11 4 40 .175 2 0 0 2 14 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Nov 2 vs. Washington and Lee L, 3-0 1 3 13 7 43 .140 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 15 43 106 2.47 48 325 .178 7 0.16 6 0.14 59 1.37 0 13 13 0.30 118.5 2.8
2017-18 25 81 235 2.90 98 687 .199 2 0.02 1 0.01 53 0.65 1 18 19 0.23 246.0 3.0
2018-19 30 100 416 4.16 127 1180 .245 31 0.31 28 0.28 407 4.07 5 27 32 0.32 462.5 4.6
Total 70 224 757 3.38 273 2192 .221 40 0.18 35 0.16 519 2.32 6 58 64 0.29 827.0 3.7
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 100 416 4.16 127 1180 .245 31 0.31 28 0.28 407 4.07 5 27 32 0.32 462.5 4.6
Conference 12 37 161 4.35 48 421 .268 8 0.22 14 0.38 146 3.95 2 15 17 0.46 184.5 5.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 47 214 4.55 57 574 .274 17 0.36 14 0.30 213 4.53 2 11 13 0.28 235.5 5.0
Away 7 22 90 4.09 23 236 .284 3 0.14 10 0.45 80 3.64 1 7 8 0.36 104.5 4.8
Neutral 9 31 112 3.61 47 370 .176 11 0.35 4 0.13 114 3.68 2 9 11 0.35 122.5 4.0
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Wins 23 73 325 4.45 84 847 .285 27 0.37 24 0.33 314 4.30 5 21 26 0.36 364.5 5.0
Losses 7 27 91 3.37 43 333 .144 4 0.15 4 0.15 93 3.44 0 6 6 0.22 98.0 3.6
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August 2 7 30 4.29 8 80 .275 4 0.57 4 0.57 39 5.57 0 1 1 0.14 34.5 4.9
September 14 45 180 4.00 61 550 .216 16 0.36 14 0.31 172 3.82 4 6 10 0.22 201.0 4.5
October 13 45 193 4.29 51 507 .280 11 0.24 10 0.22 190 4.22 1 19 20 0.44 213.5 4.7
November 1 3 13 4.33 7 43 .140 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 2.00 0 1 1 0.33 13.5 4.5