The Miners' matchup against the NM State Aggies will be one for the students, as all students get in free with their student IDs. Fans are also encouraged to wear orange to UTEP's Saturday match against TCU to gain free admission to the game.
Coessens is the first Miner to accomplish the feat since Jeane Horton and Melissa Toth in 2010. This is also the first All-Freshman honor in head coach Holly Watts's tenure.
Conference USA All-Freshman Selection (2010)
2010 (FRESHMAN): A Conference USA All-Freshman selection ... saw action in 96 sets for the Miners ... led UTEP in kills (319), attempts (932) and aces (25) ... averaged 3.32 kills per set (eighth in C-USA) and 0.28 aces per set (ninth in C-USA) ... averaged 2.95 kills per set (162 total) in conference play to rank 12th in the league, the only freshman ranked in the top-20 ... the only freshman to rank in the top-10 in three statistical categories in C-USA - kills (8th), aces (9th) and points (9th) ... registered 13 double-digit kill performances, including a career-best 26 versus SMU (11/12) ... had six matches with over 15 kills ... third on the squad in digs with 150 ... recorded four double-double performances, registering four double-digit dig contests, including highs of 14 against Gardner-Webb and UTSA ... posted a season team-best five aces against Davidson ... has netted 31 total blocks (6s/25a) including a season-high of six against UTSA ... named to the Hilton RTP/NCCU and UT Arlington Hilton Classic all-tournament teams.
2009: Redshirted ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time First Team All-Region selection ... led Arcadia High School to three state semi-finals and three third-place finishes ... named a 2009 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces ... averaged 6.5 kills per set in 2007 earning her a top-three national ranking ... led Arcadia to a first-place state ranking during the 2008 season and was named the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week on Sept. 15 and the East Valley Tribune Player of the week on Sept. 25 ... named to the All-Northeast Valley Team and the 4A All-Tribune Team as a junior ... selected as the Northeast Valley MVP in 2007 and the co-MVP in 2008 ... earned the Scottsdale All-City Volleyball award in 2007 ... was named team captain as a senior ... played club for four different teams placing fifth at nationals and selected to the national All-American team in 2006.
PERSONAL: Full name is Melissa Danielle Toth ... daughter of Mark and Myra Toth ... has one sister (Megan 20) ... born in Phoenix, Ariz., on October 25, 1990.