Deme Morales Photo Gallery | 2011 Match-By-Match Stats | 2012 Match-by-Match Stats
Of Note: Versatile player who can play front row or defensive specialist ... has a powerful top-spin jump serve
Honors: 2013 NCAA Championship All-Tournament ... 2013 NCAA Regional All- Tournament ... 2013 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament ... 2012 Georgia Southern Invitational All-Tournament Team ... 2012 and 2013 Academic All-Big Ten
2013: Played in all 38 matches, starting 36 on the left side ... averaged 2.78 kills per set, second on the team ... recorded a career-high 20 kills vs. Purdue (Dec. 14) in the NCAA Regional final to lead the Badgers to the national semifinals ... tied her career-high with 18 digs vs. Illinois (Oct. 27) ... tallied 17 kills and 13 digs to record first ever double-double vs. Kansas (Sept. 13) ... ranks second on the team with 19 double-doubles ... recorded a career-high five blocks at Northwestern (Nov. 30) ... also had a career-high four assists in three different matches ... had double-figure kills and double-figure digs in 24 matches ... averaged 2.76 digs per set, third on the team ... had three service aces at North Dakota State (Sept. 7) and at Ohio State (Oct. 11), tying her career best ... totaled 23 service aces on the season ... one of the team's primary passers, getting aced only 26 times in 751 reception attempts (.965) ... added 0.27 blocks per set
2012: Played in 30 matches, starting 13, and 104 sets ... played back row for left-side hitter or all the way around ... averaged a career-best 1.79 digs per set ... had a career-high 18 digs against Indiana (Oct. 19) ... had double-figure digs in two matches ... added 0.41 kills and 0.14 assists per set ... had a career-high 10 kills against Savannah State (Sept. 14) ... tied her career best with two assists vs. Cal State Northridge (Aug. 31) ... had 20 service aces (0.19/set) ... had a career-high three service aces vs. three different teams this season
2011: Played in 14 matches and 30 sets ... played all the way around vs. Furman (Aug. 27), finishing with seven kills and 10 digs ... had her first career service ace vs. Duke (Aug. 27) ... had her first block vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 3) ... put away three kills vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 17) ... finished with two kills and four digs in her first conference match vs. Illinois (Sept. 25) ... averaged 0.60 kills and 1.33 digs per set
High School: Volleyball Fab 50 ... ranked No. 88 by PrepVolleyball.com ... 2010 Gatorade state Player of the Year ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... earned AVCA Under Armour second-team All-America honors and PrepVolleyball.com All-America honors in 2010 ... three-time all-conference selection, earning conference MVP honors as a senior ... four-time first-team all-district honoree, earning MVP honors as a junior and as a senior ... earned AVCA MaxPreps National Player of the Week honors ... was also the AVCA MaxPreps Ohio Player of the Week twice ... plays with the Maverick Volleyball Club
Personal: Parents are Beth and Aquilino Morales ... has two brothers Ben (30) and Esiah (23) ... enjoys hanging out with friends, doing outside activities and boating ... full name is Maria Demencia ... nickname is Deme
Major: Life Sciences Communication
"Why wouldn't you choose the UW? It's got everything you need!"
||20 vs. Purdue, 12-14-13
||63 vs. Purdue, 12-14-13
||.769 (10-0-13) vs. Savannah State, 9-14-12
||4 (3x: MR vs. Iowa, 11-10-13)
||3 (5x; MR at Ohio State, 10-11-13)
||18 (2x; MR vs. Illinois, 10-27-13)
||5 at Northwestern, 11-30-13
||22.5 vs. Purdue, 12-14-13
Off the Court with Deme Morales
Favorites - Spot on campus: Memorial Terrace; Movie: Chasing Mavericks; Celebrity: Steve Carrell; Food: All my mom's food; TV Show: The Office; Musical artist: Lana Del Rey; Volleyball Player: Misty May
First started volleyball: Sixth grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: We all want to bring something to the table.
Before each match, I: Put my gear on of course!
Best UW road trip: Georgia and California trips
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): Nebraska, the fans there are fun to play in front of
One word that describes the team: Bring it!
One word that describes me: Warrior
My teammates say I am: Inspiring
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Hanging out, play sand volleyball, goof around, go to the lake, and just about anything!
This summer, I: Took three summer classes, Worked out everyday (even yoga), played a lot of sand volleyball, and hung out with friends!
Is there something significant about your uniform number? It became my favorite number. When I was in kindergarten I played soccer, we had to decide what number we wanted and I originally wanted the number 11, but I accidentally said the number 7. Ever since I've refused to have any other number.
The best thing about the Field House is: The atmosphere
My goal for this year is: Get to the tournament and win a championship!
Dream as a collegiate player: Playing overseas or professional sand
Who is the funniest player on the team? Ellen
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I can't imagine what I'd be doing
The best thing about Madison is: You expect me to choose one thing?
Fantasy job/career: Sand volleyball player and professional beach bum
Person most admired/role model: Sheila Shaw
My most prized possession is: I hate to admit it but my cell phone
I can't live without: My family or friends
My secret addiction is: Ice Cream
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: My friend accidentally broke my nose with a golf club.
Nobody knows how much I love to: See and experience new things
A non-athletic talent I have is: Swing Dancing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be? Sheila Shaw
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Me
If I had a million dollars: Invest in some stocks, get more money then I'd travel the world.
How would you like to change the world? Make it a better place any way I could
My bucket list includes: Meeting someone famous, sky diving, surfing, etc.
Post-college plans/goals: Get a job, a house, and a dog and play volleyball for the rest of my life
Most famous person I've ever met: The woman cop from Sons of Anarchy
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Play with my kids! So cute!
My dream date would be: Hike in the mountains or go surfing and then get some dinner and ice cream
What are you most thankful for? Everything. I never take anything I have for granted.
What are you passionate about? Volleyball and building relationships
My favorite quote or motto is: BRING IT!
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Find a way
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Never give up no matter how much everyone wants you to.
My worst habit is: Staying up later than I should. I always feel like I'm going to miss out!
I am afraid of: People finding them out
What does it mean to be a Badger?
"Fierce and fearless!"