Rachael Bradley Powers
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Rachael  Bradley Powers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Sandia

Height:
5-6

Position:
DS/L

Club Team:
New Mexico Juniors

06/28/2012

Air Force Adds 11 to Volleyball Team

The recruiting class earned High Honorable Mention distinction from PrepVolleyball.com.

JUNIOR YEAR | 2014: Played in all 121 starts...was in the starting rotation for 23 matches, including five at the libero position...accounted for 287 digs...that total is ranked 10th on the program’s Division I single season list...recorded double-digit dig totals in 12 contests...accounted for a season-high 15 digs in back-to-back matches at Wyoming and against Fresno State...led the team in digs during five contests...accounted for a team-high 24 service aces...tallied a career-best five aces in a neutral site match with Canisius...tallied two aces in four additional matches...collected 38 assists, including a career-high four against Fresno State...also tallied a kill in that match against the Bulldogs.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Saw action in 104 sets, despite missing four contests with injury...served as the team’s starting libero for the final 12 matches...accounted for 249 digs...recorded a career-high 20 digs in the Falcons’ win over San Jose State...added 18 digs at Wyoming and 16 digs on three occasions (at San Diego State, at New Mexico and at home against Boise State)...recorded 10 service aces...matched career-high with two aces at 10th-ranked Colorado State and in the Falcons’ home win over Nevada...collected 30 assists, including a season-high three at St. Mary’s and against UNLV...accounted for two kills on the season, scoring one each against Yale and Fresno State.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Played in 72 sets…started nine matches, including the final five…recorded 102 digs…collected a career-high 15 against Nevada…also surpassed the double-digit dig mark (12) in the following match against San Diego State…recorded 10 service aces…produced a career-best two aces against The Citadel, San Diego State and New Mexico…collected 16 assists, including a career-best four helpers at Colorado State…recorded multi-assist matches against New Mexico (3) and San Diego State (2)…posted two kills…tallied first collegiate kill against Boise State.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Sandia High School…coached by Megan Holland…four-year letterwinner…member of the squad that won the district title in 2008…also a member of the team that won the Moriarty Tournament in back-to-back years…earned first-team all-district honors all four years…named second-team all-state as a junior…earned first-team all-metro honors as a junior and senior…also named to the all-metro team as a sophomore (fourth-team) and freshman (honorable mention)…all-academic team selection…named the MVP of the Moriarty Tournament as a senior…three-year member of the National Honor Society…received two academic letters for a GPA of 3.5 or higher…ranked among the Top 20 of senior class…competed at the club level for New Mexico Juniors…coached by Ben Wallis and Ki Choi…member of the regional championship team for five years in a row…also participated on teams that attended Nationals for three straight years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Rachael Margaret Bradley Powers…nickname is “Rach”…daughter of Mike Powers and Sharon Bradley…is an only child…majoring in management…future plans include working in the acquisitions or contracting fields...served as BCT Superintendent…hobbies include snowboarding...spent the summer as a counselor during Falcon Sports Camps and as a military guidance officer during the second session of Basic Cadet Training...also took an academic class…greatest personal moment in sports was beating rival high school in four games, while supporting breast cancer awareness, and hitting the ball at the 10-foot line and between the legs of the opponent…grandfather, Leroy Bradley, served in the Air Force for 28 years…member of Cadet Squadron 13.

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