UNC Volleyball Bio
5 Paige Neuenfeldt
Neuenfeldt Neuenfeldt 818700

Career Honors:
2015:
AVCA All-America Third Team
Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-America
AVCA All-East Coast Region
All-ACC First Team
NCCSIA All-State Second Team
CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team
All-ACC Academic Team
ACC Player of the Week (10/5)

2014:
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
AVCA All-East Coast Region
All-ACC First Team
Capital One Academic All-District III First Team
ACC Player of the Week (11/17)
All-ACC Academic Team
ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013:
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
AVCA All-East Coast Region
All-ACC Second Team
All-ACC Academic Team
ACC Academic Honor Roll

2012:
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
AVCA All-East Region
AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year
ACC Freshman of the Year
ACC All-Freshman Team
Six-time ACC Freshman of the Week (10/1, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26)
All-ACC Academic Team
ACC Academic Honor Roll

Career Notes: One of the most talented student-athletes in program history, she broke the UNC career records for total blocks (568), blocks per set (1.29) and block assists (490), and ranked second all-time in career hitting percentage (.342) • Totaled 1,001 kills, 568 blocks, 194 digs, 57 aces, 31 assists and a .342 hitting percentage for her career • The only Tar Heel ever to appear on the AVCA All-America list all four times, earning Third Team honors in 2015 after three consecutive honorable mentions • The first Tar Heel ever to earn Academic All-America honors, with a 2015 First-Team selection • The first-ever Tar Heel to win back-to-back Academic All-District First Team honors • Posted the second- and third-most single-season block assists, with 136 in 2014 and 140 in 2015 • Ranked third and fifth all-time in single-season blocks per set, with 1.47 in 2015 and 1.44 in 2014 • Broke the single-season hitting percentage mark in 2013 (.389), a 24-year old record, then registered the third-best season hitting percentage in 2014, at .369 • Recorded four career double-digit blocking matches, including a kills-blocks double-double at Boston College on Nov. 18, 2015 • Ranked second in the nation among active players in career total blocks and 10th in blocks pet set at the time of her graduation • A co-recipient of the Ken & Cheryl Williams Most Valuable Player award • A dedicated student and member of the community, she earned a prestigious UNC Chancellor's Award, was named an Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete and a Top-10 Scholar-Athlete, received the Jim Tatum Memorial Award, and was inducted into the Golden Fleece Honorary Society.

Senior Season: Started every match as a senior, playing in all-but-one set (109) • The third Tar Heel in program history to earn AVCA All-America honors, making the Third Team • Fourth consecutive AVCA All-Region honor and third straight All-ACC award, making the First Team • The first Tar Heel ever to be named Academic All-America (First Team), and earned her second straight Academic All-District First Team selection • Won the national fan vote and was named Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-America • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team • Played outside hitter in three matches (USC, BYU, half of UNCW), then returned to middle hitter for the remainder of the season • Totaled 160 blocks (1.47/set), 271 kills, 65 digs and 19 aces, hitting .300 on the season • Led the ACC in blocks per set overall (1.47) and during conference play (1.61), ranking seventh in ACC hitting percentage (.342) • Ranked 14th in the nation in blocks per set and 17th in total blocks, helping the Tar Heels to rank fourth in the nation in blocks per set as a team • Registered the second-most single-season block assists in UNC history, and tied for third in single-season blocks per set • Posted 12 double-digit kill performances, with her first career double-double against Boston College (11/8) by tallying 16 kills and 11 blocks in five sets • Broke the UNC single-match hitting percentage record on Oct. 2, hitting .846 (11-0-13) in UNC's home sweep of Duke • Named ACC Player of the Week on Oct. 5 after her performances against Duke and Wake Forest.

Junior Season: Started every match for North Carolina at the middle blocker position • Became the first Tar Heel to earn three AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors • Named AVCA All-Region for the third time in her career • Earned All-ACC First Team Honors and was named the ACC Player of the Week on 11/17 • Selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-District performer • Ranked third in the ACC and 11th overall in Division I with 1.44 blocks/set • Ranked fifth in the ACC in hitting percentage at a .369 clip • Notched seven or more kills in 18 matches, and posted five or more blocks in 16 matches • Posted a season highs of 13 kills vs. Louisville (11/23) and 10 blocks vs. NC State (11/13) • Led the Tar Heels in total blocks (154). 

Sophomore Season: Played in every match for the Tar Heels at middle blocker • Earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second time in her career • Named to the AVCA East Coast All-Region team • Earned All-ACC Second Team honors and was named to the All-ACC Academic team • Broke the UNC single-season hitting percentage with a .389 clip • Led the ACC in conference hitting percentage with .401 • Ranked second on the team in total kills, with 236 (2.13/set) • Notched 10+ kills in seven matches and had 5+ blocks in 14 • Posted season highs of 14 kills twice, vs. Florida State (11/1) and vs. Duke (11/29), and seven blocks three times, vs. Cincinnati (9/7), vs. Virginia Tech (11/15) and vs. Duke (11/29) • Received the Sharon D. German Memorial/Best Offensive Player team award. 

Freshman Season: Named 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year, and six-time ACC Freshman of the Week winner • Named the Shannon G. Memorial Award winner for the UNC volleyball team as the most outstanding offensive player • Named to the AVCA All-East Region team and East Region Freshman of the Year • Received 2012 AVCA All-America honorable mention • 2012 All-ACC Academic team selection • Led the team with 135 blocks (1.18/set) and ranked fourth in kills (277 (2.43/set) • Ranked fourth in the ACC in blocks and eighth in hitting percentage (.330) • Recorded a season-high 17 kills vs. Iowa State (11/30).

Prep: The #72 recruit in the nation • Received UnderArmour All-America Honorable Mention • Named to Academic All-America Third Team • Also played basketball for two years while at Seaholm High School • Named Legacy team captain four years • Recorded 525 kills, 59 blocks, 78 aces, 383 digs, 29 assists with a 6.0 kpg average over her senior year • Named Michigan Miss Volleyball and Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year finalist • National Honor Society member for two years • Received Phi Beta Kappa and President’s Education Awards • Named to Principal’s List all four years. 

Personal: Enrolled in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and is a spanish for professions minor • Born on April 11 in Royal Oak, Michigan • Paige Elizabeth Neuenfeldt is the daughter of Janie and Joe Neuenfeldt • Joined the Carolina women's basketball team  

Career Highs:
Kills: 17 vs. Iowa State (11/30/12)
Attacks: 36 vs. Michigan State (9/18/15)
Attack Percentage: .846 (11-0-13) vs. Duke (10/2/15)*
Assists: 2, 2x-last at Boston College (11/8/15)
Service Aces: 3, 3x-last vs. Michigan State (9/18/15)
Digs: 9 vs. Notre Dame (11/1/15)
Blocks: 12 vs. Santa Clara (8/31/12)

* Denotes program record

Career Statistics:

Year MP-SP K K/S E TA PCT   A SA SE D BS BA TB B/S PTS P/S
2012 32-114 277 2.43 86 578 .330 2 7 24 40 22 113 135 1.18 362.5 3.18
2013 32-111 236   2.13   59   455   .389 6    18   31 49    18   101   119 1.07 322.5 2.90
2014 32-107 217 2.03 58 431 .369 11 13 28 40 18 136 154 1.44 316.0 2.95
2015 31-109 271 2.49 87 613 .300 12 19 24 65 20 140 160 1.47 380.0 1.49
Total   127-441 1001 2.27 290 2077 .342 31 57 107 194 78 490 568 1.29 1381.0 3.13

 

 

 

Position: Middle Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Birmingham, Mich.
High School: Seaholm
Club: Legacy Volleyball Club
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