12 Rachel Hess
12 Rachel Hess
Height: 5'4"
Year: SR
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
High School: Conestoga Valley
Position: RS

As a Junior (2012-2013):

Volleyball -- Started every match for the Beavers and played in all 70 sets ... Recorded 330 assists ... Fourth on the team with 91 digs and 13 service aces ... Had five block assists while dishing out 31 assists against Santa Ana (9/21) ... Tallied four kills against Cal Lutheran (10/2) ... Notched four service aces against Mills (10/20)

Basketball -- Played in all 25 while earning the starting nod seven times ... Tied for third on the team in scoring (4.6 ppg) ... Had a personal season best seven rebound against Redlands (11/30) while playing a season high 32 minutes ... Recorded four steals and two blocks in win over Bethesda Christian (12/5) ... Scored a season best 12 points against UCSC (12/7) ... Netted an 11-point performance versus La Verne (1/3) ... Team Captain

As a Sophomore (2011-2012):

Volleyball -- Started four matches and played in all 22 for the Beavers’ Volleyball team…Finished second on the team with 100 sets…Tallied 13 aces and 61 digs…Had the season high in assists for a three-set match when she tallied 12 against CMS on Oct 28, 2011…Accrued nine assists against Occidental on Sep 24, 2011 and eight assists against Whittier on Nov 1, 2011…Recorded three aces in Caltech’s season opener against Pacific Union on Sep 6, 2011

Basketball -- Played and started in all 25 of Caltech's games...Led the team in scoring with a 10.9 points per game average...Scored a school record 36 points against Arizona Christian on 12/12/11 which included making 10 out of 11 shots from the free throw line...Had six steals against MIT on 11/25/11...Pulled down six rebounds against Occidental College on 2/4/12...Scored 18 points against CU-W on 12/3/11


As a Freshman (2010-2011):

Volleyball -- Played in 44 sets across 17 matches…She recorded eight kills, 52 assists, five aces, and 34 digs…Recorded three aces in her Caltech debut against West Coast Baptist on Sep 7, 2010…Tallied two kills and nine assists against La Sierra on Sep 15, 2010…Recorded 11 assists while matching up against Whittier on Oct 26, 2010

Basketball -- Played in 25 games while making two starts in her debut season at Caltech...Had six points in a SCIAC game against Cal Lutheran on 2/17/11...Pulled down eight rebounds against CLU-W on 1/20/11...Had three steals in a game against Marietta on 12/30/10 and against La Sierra on 11/15/10


High School:

Played Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse in HS...Named Lancaster/Lebanon county all-star in Lacrosse...Won the Section II Championship in Lacrosse...


Personal:  

Mechanical Engineering major...John and Barbara Gee SURF Fellow...Lists her favorite athlete as Lakers point guard Steve Nash...Member of the LANCO Elite Lacrosse and National Futures Field Hockey club teams...Was named to the Junior Olympics regional field hockey team...She has been working for the LIGO Model lab...Her biggest influences are her parents Don and Barbara ... Has four siblings - Gideon, Naomi, Anna, Magdalen