2012 Season Notes
Wrapped up her second season in Milwaukee ... wound up being the starting setter much of the year after Kayla Price suffered a season-ending injury ... wound up playing in 25 matches, making 16 starts ... finished with 601 assists ... had 40 or more assists nine times and 50 or more four times ... reached double figures in digs five times, tallying five double-doubles ... made her debut in the front row Sept. 1. vs. SEMO, collecting five kills ... had three kills and three blocks vs. East Carolina later in the day ... took over as the starting setter as league play started and had 50 assists vs. Youngstown State in her Sept. 21 debut ... recorded 55 assists in a win over Green Bay Sept. 28 ... tallied 51 assists at Youngstown State Oct. 20 ... collected 36 assists and 14 digs vs. UIC Nov. 2 ... had 51 assists in a five-set win at Wright State Nov. 10.
2011 Season Notes
Appeared in 13 matches and 32 sets ... made a brief appearance in the season opener against San Jose State Aug. 26 ... tallied 11 kills while hitting .321 at Arizona State the next day ... earned the start and collected nine kills at Drake Sept. 3 ... pressed into setting duties at Western Michigan Sept. 13 and collected eight assists ... moved into the starting lineup at Wright State Oct. 21 ... collected nine kills at Butler Oct. 22 ... led the way with 15 kills in a three-set sweep of Youngstown State Oct. 28.
Blanchard's High School Career
Earned first-team all-state recognition from the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association as a senior ... also earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the state finals, where her team took second place ... Southeast Conference Player of the Year ... three-time all-conference honoree ... tallied 410 kills, 394 assists, 194 digs, 69 blocks and 72 aces as a senior ... helped her team to three-straight state tournament appearances ... team won the title in 2009 before finishing second this past season ... squad played in the semifinals in 2007 ... helped her Milwaukee Sting team to a USAV Junior Olympics National Championship as well as second and fifth-place finishes in the JVDA Championships.
Blanchard's Personal File
Daughter of Michael and Maureen ... member of the National Honor Society and president of Spanish National Honor Society ... ranked 14th in her class of 410 seniors ... on the honor roll throughout high school.
2012 Season Highs
Kills: 5 vs. SEMO 9/1
Attempts: 23 vs. E. Carolina 9/1
Hitting Pct: .500 (5-10) vs. SEMO 9/1
Blocks: 6 vs. Wright State 10/12
Digs: 18 vs. Valparaiso 10/13
Aces: 3 - 2 times
Assists: 55 vs. Green Bay 9/28
Kills: 15 vs. Youngstown State 10/28/11
Attempts: 38 @ Drake 9/3/11
Hitting Pct: same