35 Michelle Gajdka
35 Michelle Gajdka
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: International High School
Position: Outside Hitter
Major: Studying in the College of Arts and Sciences
m 20
k/s 3.27
h % .174
a/s 0.15
b/s 0.20
sa/s 0.12
d/s 2.49

FRESHMAN (2016): Played in 15 matches and 23 sets with two starts in her first year as a Bronco … finished the season with 16 kills, 15 digs and a block assist … in her Bronco debut, recorded one kill on three attempts vs. UC Irvine (Aug. 26) … had two kills on four attempts at San Francisco (Oct. 7) … finished with season-best efforts of four kills and five digs at Pacific (Oct. 20) … had three digs, a kill and her only block of the season vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 29).

PRIOR TO SCU: Played volleyball at International High School in San Francisco … varsity volleyball MVP all four years … Jaguars made the playoffs in each of her four years … attended Junior Nationals every year since her first year of club volleyball at age 12.

PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco … parents are Mariusz and Mariola Gajdka from Poland … has an older brother, Matt … hobbies include running, drawing, driving, dancing … was a member of her Peer Councilor Club … career and future goals include owning a dog and “to be happy doing whatever I end up doing.”

WHY GAJDKA CHOSE SANTA CLARA: “I chose Santa Clara University because I wanted to attend a school that has both excellent athletics and academics. Staying close to home is also very important to me, so having Santa Clara only forty minutes away from home is absolutely perfect."

HEAD COACH JON WALLACE ON GAJDKA: "Michelle is one of the better all-around players we have coming in. From passing to attacking to defense, she can solidify a couple of different positions for us."

Recent Games
Sep 26 at Pacific L, 3-0
Sep 28 Gonzaga L, 3-2
Sep 30 Portland L, 3-2
Oct 6 San Francisco W, 3-0
Oct 12 at Loyola Marymount L, 3-2
Oct 14 at Pepperdine W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 20 8
Sets 75 32
Kills 245 104
Kills per set 3.27 3.25
Errors 127 50
Total Attacks 678 278
Hitting Percentage .174 .194
Assists 11 1
Assists per set 0.15 0.03
Service Aces 9 2
Service Errors 22 4
Service Aces per set 0.12 0.06
Reception Errors 16 8
Digs 187 89
Digs per set 2.49 2.78
Block Solo 1 0
Block Assist 14 8
Block Total 15 8
Blocks per set 0.20 0.25
Block Errors 8 5
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 262.0 110.0
Points per set 3.5 3.4
Matches started 20 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 at American W, 3-2 1 5 19 8 62 .177 0 0 2 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 19.5
Aug 26 vs. Georgetown W, 3-2 1 5 15 8 33 .212 3 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Aug 26 at Howard L, 3-1 1 4 14 7 36 .194 1 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 15.0
Sep 1 at Washington (No. 8) L, 3-0 1 3 8 7 28 .036 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 10.0
Sep 2 vs. Cal Poly L, 3-0 1 3 10 5 28 .179 0 0 2 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 2 at Seattle University W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 18 .444 2 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 8 vs. Boise State L, 3-0 1 3 9 9 29 .000 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 8 vs. Portland State W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 22 .182 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 8.0
Sep 9 at UC Davis W, 3-0 1 3 13 5 30 .267 1 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Sep 15 Idaho W, 3-0 1 3 10 4 35 .171 0 0 1 2 9 0 1 1 1 0 10.5
Sep 15 at Kansas 3 San José State 1   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Kansas (No. 9) W, 3-2 1 5 21 14 57 .123 2 1 2 1 5 0 4 0 4 0 24.0
Sep 16 at Kansas 3 Idaho 1   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at San José State L, 3-1 1 3 6 6 22 .000 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 21 BYU (No. 9) L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 21 .190 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 8.0
Sep 23 San Diego (No. 17) L, 3-0 1 3 13 5 28 .286 0 0 1 1 11 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 26 at Pacific L, 3-0 1 3 6 7 23 -.043 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 28 Gonzaga L, 3-2 1 5 18 3 43 .349 0 1 1 3 17 0 3 1 3 0 20.5
Sep 30 Portland L, 3-2 1 5 14 5 39 .231 1 0 0 0 18 0 1 1 1 0 14.5
Oct 6 San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 15 6 30 .300 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Oct 12 at Loyola Marymount L, 3-2 1 5 13 7 38 .158 0 0 0 3 9 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Oct 14 at Pepperdine W, 3-2 1 5 17 13 56 .071 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 17.0
Oct 19 Pacific   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Saint Mary's   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Portland   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Gonzaga   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at San Francisco   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Pepperdine   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Loyola Marymount   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at San Diego   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at BYU   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Saint Mary's   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 15 23 16 0.70 13 66 .045 0 0.00 0 0.00 15 0.65 0 1 1 0.04 16.5 0.7
2017-18 20 75 245 3.27 127 678 .174 11 0.15 9 0.12 187 2.49 1 14 15 0.20 262.0 3.5
Total 35 98 261 2.66 140 744 .163 11 0.11 9 0.09 202 2.06 1 15 16 0.16 278.5 2.8
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 20 75 245 3.27 127 678 .174 11 0.15 9 0.12 187 2.49 1 14 15 0.20 262.0 3.5
Conference 8 32 104 3.25 50 278 .194 1 0.03 2 0.06 89 2.78 0 8 8 0.25 110.0 3.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 27 99 3.67 41 253 .229 3 0.11 2 0.07 72 2.67 0 11 11 0.41 106.5 3.9
Away 9 34 105 3.09 61 313 .141 4 0.12 5 0.15 83 2.44 1 3 4 0.12 112.5 3.3
Neutral 4 14 41 2.93 25 112 .143 4 0.29 2 0.14 32 2.29 0 0 0 0.00 43.0 3.1
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Wins 9 35 126 3.60 62 343 .187 8 0.23 5 0.14 85 2.43 0 7 7 0.20 134.5 3.8
Losses 11 40 119 2.98 65 335 .161 3 0.07 4 0.10 102 2.55 1 7 8 0.20 127.5 3.2
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August 3 14 48 3.43 23 131 .191 4 0.29 1 0.07 24 1.71 1 1 2 0.14 50.5 3.6
September 14 48 152 3.17 78 423 .175 7 0.15 8 0.17 129 2.69 0 10 10 0.21 165.0 3.4
October 3 13 45 3.46 26 124 .153 0 0.00 0 0.00 34 2.62 0 3 3 0.23 46.5 3.6