Rachel Schroff, Connecticut College
Rachel Schroff (Palos Verdes, Calif.) was a leader and co-captain for the most successful volleyball team in program history.
The 2012 Camels set a school record with 25 wins while posting a program best .862 winning percentage. Connecticut College reeled off 14 consecutive victories and was undefeated in the month of October.
Schroff along with classmates Katie Ketcham and Carly Guiducci made history as the first senior class to compete in a NESCAC Final for the College. The Camels hosted the NCAA Regional in Luce Field House, earning their first NCAA victory against Framingham State University before they closed out their historic season with a five set loss to the eventual regional champs from UMass-Boston.
Schroff was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Year. The Camels’ leader in the front court posted a conference best 3.42 kills per set, while ranking second in the NESCAC with a .312 hitting percentage. She also posted 42 service aces en route to earning First Team honors. Schroff amassed 993 kills, 605 digs, 252 assists, 171 blocks and 134 aces during her prolific playing career. She capped off her stellar senior season by joining Ketcham as an AVCA All-American selection for the Camels.
During commencement weekend, Schroff was honored as the co-recipient of the College’s The Anita L. DeFrantz ’74 Award. The Award was established in 1995 by Kathryn Smith '84. It is given annually to the male and female members of the graduating class whose athletic ability, leadership and sportsmanship best exemplify the qualities of Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz '74. Schroff received her degree in psychology from the College.