Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Caroline Melillo has signed to play volleyball for Moravian University. While at Moravian, she hopes to study graphic design.
“At PW, I was able to play in many different spots on the court, which has helped me become a more versatile player,” she said. “I also made many strong friendships, which increased my love for the sport.”
While a stress fracture kept Melillo sidelined for half of this year’s season, she still managed to play in 35 sets, got 50 kills (balls that were not returned by the other team), and 35 digs (first contact with the ball that results in a successful pass). She maintained a serving average of 84% over the 68 varsity sets she played.
“My favorite game was against Central Bucks South during the most recent season,” shared Melillo. “I had just recovered from a stress fracture and was nervous about my skill level. I got one of my largest kill records in a game and helped the team win in a 5-set, nail-biter match. I was so excited when we won because I had helped the team more than I thought I was capable of.”
Melillo also participated in indoor and outdoor track, winning a coaches’ award during her junior year for surpassing expectations. Off the court and track, she received many academic accolades. She made the Distinguished Honor Roll every semester and was inducted into the National Honor Society. She also belongs to the Cancer Awareness Club and Steering Committee at the high school.