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.