2 - Brandie Merren
Brandie Merren
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hopkins, Mich.
High School: Hopkins
Previous College: Western Michigan
Position: Setter-Defensive Specialist
m 32
k/s 0.04
h % -.031
a/s 0.66
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.23
d/s 4.50

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2011 Season (Junior): Appeared in 105 sets while playing a valuable role as a reserve . . . Saw action in all 31 matches and made a single start . . . Helped the Bulldogs to a GLIAC North Division Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance . . . Was fourth on the squad with 205 total digs . . . Also tallied 13 assists and 12 service aces for the season . . . Averaged 1.95 digs per set.

2010 Season (Sophomore): Didn't compete.

2009 Season (Freshman): Played at NCAA Division I Western Michigan . . . Coached by Colleen Munson . . . Played in 10 matches and a total of 29 sets . . . Recorded six service aces and 18 digs for the Broncos while averaging 0.21 aces per set and 0.62 digs a set . . . Tallied a career match-high seven digs against Miami (11/7) . . . Recorded a service ace and had two digs versus Indiana (9/18) in her collegiate debut . . . Inked with WMU after receiving highest honorable mention accolades for incoming freshmen by PrepVolleyball.com.

High School: A four-year (2005-08) starter at Hopkins (Mich.) High School . . . A 2009 graduate . . . Claimed Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) Class B All-State Third-Team recognition as a senior in 2008 . . . Earned Class B Honorable Mention All-State plaudits in her 2007 junior campaign . . . Concluded her prep career by holding school records for career assists (3,605 - seventh all-time in Michigan), career aces (480 - second all-time in Michigan), and career digs (1,606) . . . Finished second on school's all-time leaders list in career blocks (209) while her 1,148 assists as a sophomore in 2006 marked a school record . . . Served as team captain under head coach and her mother, Terrie Wisser . . . Attained All-O.K. (Ottawa-Kent) Silver Conference along with all-county and all-region kudos all four years . . . Tabbed as Vikings' Most Valuable Player for both the 2007 and 2008 seasons . . . Accumulated 106 kills in 288 attempts while garnering 115 service aces, 171 digs, 1,041 assists, 63 block solos, and 99 block assists in 30 outings for her 2008 senior year . . . Totaled 56 assists in a match during her senior season which represented the sixth-highest output in the Michigan prep history . . . Registered 158 kills in 441 hitting opportunities as a junior in 2007 to go along with 153 service aces, 260 digs, 1,043 assists, 59 block solos, and 203 block assists in 30 matches . . . Four-year varsity letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball . . . Three-year starter on the Vikings' basketball team . . . Two-year member of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving).

Club Team: Spent 10 years playing at the setter position for the Dunes Volleyball Club under coach Rick Ashmore . . . Helped lead team to a first-place showing at the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Under-17 National Championship Tournament and a third-place effort at the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Under-14 National Championship Tourney.

Personal: Daughter of Russell Merren and Terrie Wisser . . . Born 11/16/90 in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Has two younger brothers and a younger sister . . . Interests include basketball and horseback riding . . . FSU Letters: One.

Recent Games
Nov 3 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1
Nov 9 Hillsdale W, 3-0
Nov 10 Northwood W, 3-0
Nov 14 Wayne State L, 3-2
Nov 29 vs. Lewis (Ill.) W, 3-1
Nov 30 at Indianapolis L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 18
Sets 117 63
Kills 5 4
Kills per set 0.04 0.06
Errors 6 5
Total Attacks 32 27
Hitting Percentage -.031 -.037
Assists 77 41
Assists per set 0.66 0.65
Service Aces 27 19
Service Errors 35 19
Service Aces per set 0.23 0.30
Reception Errors 31 15
Digs 527 302
Digs per set 4.50 4.79
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 4 4
Points 32.0 23.0
Points per set 0.3 0.4
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) W, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 5 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 31 Mercyhurst (Pa.) L, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 2 0 2 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 1 West Virginia State W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 1 Clarion (Pa.) W, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 3 2 2 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 7 vs. Minn.-Crookston W, 3-1 4 0 0 1 .000 6 1 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 7 vs. Bemidji State W, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 8 at Minnesota Duluth L, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 8 vs. Erskine (S.C.) W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 14 at Northwood L, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 2 1 2 4 25 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 15 at Hillsdale W, 3-0 3 0 0 2 .000 4 1 1 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 21 Walsh W, 3-0 3 0 1 1 -1.000 3 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 22 Malone W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 25 at Grand Valley State W, 3-2 5 0 0 1 .000 4 2 0 2 26 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 28 at Tiffin W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 2 1 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 29 at Ohio Dominican W, 3-1 4 1 0 5 .200 4 0 2 0 23 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 5 Ashland W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 6 Lake Erie W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 2 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 12 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 3 0 2 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 12 vs. Indianapolis L, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 13 vs. Southern Indiana W, 3-1 4 0 0 1 .000 5 1 3 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 19 at Findlay W, 3-0 3 0 1 3 -.333 3 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 20 at Wayne State W, 3-2 5 1 0 1 1.000 3 3 0 1 36 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 26 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 27 Northern Michigan W, 3-1 4 0 0 4 .000 0 3 2 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 30 Grand Valley State L, 3-0 3 0 1 4 -.250 0 0 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Nov 2 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 3 1 2 4 -.250 4 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1 4 1 0 1 1.000 3 0 4 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 9 Hillsdale W, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 10 Northwood W, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 3 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 14 Wayne State L, 3-2 5 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 29 vs. Lewis (Ill.) W, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 30 at Indianapolis L, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 2 1 0 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  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 32 117 5 0.04 6 32 -.031 77 0.66 27 0.23 527 4.50 0 0 0 0.00 32.0 0.3
Conference 18 63 4 0.06 5 27 -.037 41 0.65 19 0.30 302 4.79 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 48 1 0.02 3 13 -.154 25 0.52 15 0.31 205 4.27 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.3
Away 11 41 4 0.10 3 17 .059 31 0.76 9 0.22 204 4.98 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.3
Neutral 7 28 0 0.00 0 2 .000 21 0.75 3 0.11 118 4.21 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1

Wins 24 84 5 0.06 4 27 .037 65 0.77 24 0.29 401 4.77 0 0 0 0.00 29.0 0.3
Losses 8 33 0 0.00 2 5 -.400 12 0.36 3 0.09 126 3.82 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1

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