The Lady Techsters return to the court at 9 a.m. tomorrow to face Western Michigan
The 2014 season begins on Aug. 29 at the Bronco Classic in Kalamazoo, Mich.
More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
Last home match will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday versus UAB in the TAC
LA Tech athletes continue to excel in the classroom
Started all 29 matches and played in all 108 sets for the second consecutive season ... Led the team in assists (911), assists per set (8.44), service aces (42) and service aces per set (0.39) ... Her 0.39 aces per set ranked her second among all Conference USA individuals, while also ranking her 46th in the nation ... Recorded a team-high seven double-doubles on the season for a career total of nine double-doubles ... Totaled 54.0 blocks on the season (4 solo, 50 assists) and was responsible for notching 133.0 points over the course of the campaign ... Third among her teammates in blocks with a total of 54 ... Tied a Louisiana Tech program record with eight aces in a single match with eight service aces Sept. 7 in a five-set win over New Orleans at home ... Recorded a season-high seven kills and an .875 hitting percentage with three blocks Sept. 3 vs. UAPB ... Totaled a season and career-high 58 assists Sept. 10 at Stephen F. Austin ... Had 30 or more assists in 13 matches on the season and 50 or more assists twice in 2013 ... Recorded a season-high 5.0 blocks Sept. 24 vs. Northwestern State.
Started all 30 matches for LA Tech in 2012 ... Led the Techsters in assists with 878 and an average of 8.36 on the season ...Finished the season sixth in the WAC individual standings for assists ... Recorded 30 or more assists in 14 matches in 2012 and more than 40 assists in four matches this season ... Received all-tournament honors twice in 2012 for her performances in the Southern Miss Invitational and the Tangi Tourism Lion Classic on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana ... Recorded a career and season-high 51 assists versus Seattle U (11/10) ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season against South Alabama (8/25), Utah State (9/27) and Seattle U (10/11) ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 64 (seven solo, 57 assisted) ... Her 16 service aces ranked third among all Techster players this season ... Fourth on the team in digs with 171.
Made her first career start vs. Grambling St. (09/09)... Recorded 28 assists, six digs and three blocks vs. the Tigers in her only start... Recorded double-digit assists in two matches, last vs. Fresno St. (10/06)... Second on the team in assists/set (5.00)... Five service aces and blocks for the season
Longstanding member of the Minas Tenis Clube volleyball club... Named the best setter in the Copa Minas Championship in 2007... Participated in the Emerald City Classic in Seattle in 2007 and 2009... Chosen to compete for Minas Gerais in the Brazilian Championship in 2010.
Full name is Maria Marinho Coelho... Born July 7, 1992... Daughter of Wellerson and Maria Tureza... Has one brother, Joao.