11 Caitlin Machon
Caitlin Machon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warwick, R.I.

High School:
Toll Gate HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Hitter

Birthdate:
08/29/1982



Possesses a flawless attacking game ... stands eighth on Army's career kills list with 869 ... only 131 kills away from becoming fifth Army player ever to reach 1,000-kill plateau ... also sixth on career blocking list (193) ... needs just five service aces for 100 for her career ... an impressive team leader.

2003: Served as team co-captain ... appeared in 47 games and amassed 145 kills, 117 digs and 26 total blocks ... also served up 11 aces and dished out 11 assists ... team-leader with 3.09 kills per game average ... compiled .191 hitting percentage ... sixth on the team in total kills ... nine double-figure kill matches, including eight of final 10 matches of the season ... seasonal-high 15 versus Siena ... notched three "doubles-doubles" ... impressive effort in 3-0 sweep over Holy Cross with 14 kills, season-high 16 digs and four service aces ... earned Army Athletic Association "Athlete of the Week" accolades for tallying team-high 11 kills in second seasonal sweep over arch-rival Navy ... also led the team with 14 kills in subsequent match versus defending champion American ... recorded back-to-back "double-double" efforts against Lehigh (14 kills, 14 digs) and Lafayette (12 kills, 15 digs) ... also picked up six blocks against Mountain Hawks.

2002: Selected to the Patriot League's first team for the second time in her career ... also named in 2000 ... team MVP ... club leader in kills (396), kills per game (3.50), and digs (306) ... tied with Rachael Travis for the team lead in hitting percentage (.254) ... ranked among the league leaders in four categories, including blocks per game (10th-0.65), digs per game (t10th-2.71), kills per game (5th-3.50) and hitting percentage (5th-.254) ... recorded a double-digit kill total in 19 of 31 matches ... posted a team-best 14 double-doubles, including a streak of six in a row ... hit below .200 just three times in second half of season ... selected as the Army Athletic Association's "Athlete of the Week" (10/27) after leading the volleyball team to a pair of convincing 3-1 victories over Marist and Navy ... led the Black Knights with 22 kills for a hitting percentage of .354. versus Red Foxes ... served as Army's offensive catalyst versus Navy, driving down 23 kills in 52 attempts (.327) ... picked apart the Mids' defense in Annapolis during teams' first meeting, knocking in 18 kills in 29 attempts (.448) ... returned to the starting lineup against St. Mary's after missing all of sophomore season ... knocked down six kills and served up six digs and two service aces in season opening loss to the Gaels.

2001: Did not compete during the season due to administrative procedure.

2000: First team all-Patriot League and runner-up for "Rookie of the Year" honors ... led the Black Knights in kills (328), hitting percentage (.266), service aces (47) and blocks (93) ... placed in the Patriot League's top five in kills, hitting percentage, aces and blocks ... her 93 blocks were the 11th highest total by an Army volleyball player in a single season ... averaged just over three kills per game ... ranked 18th on the all-time kills list after just one season ... listed in 15th on the all-time blocks list ... her 64 attempts vs. Holy Cross are ninth on the Academy's single-season charts ... recorded a season-high 25 kills vs. Prairie View in the Air Force Tournament ... had a season-high five service aces against Maryland-Eastern Shore ... was credited with 42 digs in two matches against Fairleigh Dickinson ... her 23 kills, 22 digs and eight blocks against FDU on Sept. 2 marked her finest performance of the year.

Prior to Army: A first team all-state selection her senior season ... Gatorade volleyball "Player of the Year" for the state of Rhode Island ... led Toll Gate to two state championships in 1997 and 1999 ... named state finals MVP in 1999.

Personal: Caitlin Michelle Machon ... born Aug. 29, 1982 ... daughter of Michael and Debbie Machon ... brother Matt (34) and sister Casey (20) ... Matt is a 1992 USMA graduate and is currently a Major in the Special Forces ... majoring in Human and Regional Geography.

Machon's Career Stats
Year	G	K	Pct.	Ace	Dig	TB	Ast.
2000	106	328	.266	47	218	93	8
2001 		---------------  Did Not Play	------------
2002	115	396	.254	37	306	74	24
2003	47	145	.191	11	117	26	11
Total	268	869	.245	95	641	193	43
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