Melissa Flynders

#2 Melissa Flynders

Pos. OH/DS
Ht. 5-8
Yr. So.
Hometown Mokena, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Providence Catholic

2019: Saw action in 71 sets over 23 matches as a junior ... totaled 150 digs, averaging 2.11 digs/set ... also recorded 15 service aces and 12 assists ... ranked second on the team in aces/set ... recorded double-figure digs five times ... set career high with three aces and also tallied 13 digs Sept. 20 against Kansas City ... smashed previous career high with a 24-dig effort at Evansville Oct. 4 ... posted 10 digs in sweep of Missouri State Oct. 11 ... handled 22 serves without a reception error at Bradley Oct. 18 ... recorded 12 digs apiece in consecutive matches Oct. 28 versus Drake and Nov. 1 against Indiana State.

2018: Appeared in 95 sets over 31 matches as a sophomore, starting on nine occasions ... averaged 2.07 digs/set, totaling 197 digs ... registered 22 assists and 11 service aces as well ... recorded season high with 15 digs Aug. 25 in win at Eastern Illinois ... would reach double figures in digs six times on the season ... picked up 11 digs in sweep of Southern Illinois Sept. 24, and followed next time out with 10 digs in a sweep of Drake Sept. 28 ... recorded 12 digs in win over Evansville Oct. 19 ... tallied 10 digs in victory at Drake Oct. 27 ... posted 12 digs against Missouri State Oct. 29.

2017: Saw action in 54 sets over 20 matches as a freshman for the Crusaders ... earned start Oct. 20 at Drake ... averaged 1.13 digs/set, totaling 61 digs on the year ... picked up five digs against Northern Arizona Sept. 1 ... had strong stretch of matches Oct. 14-21, registering 43 digs over four matches ... kicked off stretch by reaching double figures in digs for the first time, tallying 10 digs to go with a pair of assists and two service aces in Oct. 14 win over Evansville ... registered nine digs in victory over Fort Wayne Oct. 17 and then recorded eight digs and first career kill in sweep of Drake Oct. 20 ... set season best with 16 digs at #25 UNI Oct. 21.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Celtics ... a First Team All-Area and All-Conference honoree as a senior ... earned Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades as a junior ... named to four All-Tournament teams over her final two years ... helped the Celtics capture back-to-back regional titles in her last two seasons, leading the team in kills both years ... played club volleyball most recently for Michio Volleyball Academy.

Personal: Melissa is the daughter of John and Shannon Flynders ... major is business.