2012 SEC First-Year Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Appeared in 12 matches which included seven starts ... Compiled a team-leading 1.07 blocks to go along with 0.97 kills per set ... Slapped three kills and a block versus Cal Poly (Aug. 25) during her first start of the season ... Tallied a kill and a block off the bench during the North Carolina (Sept. 7) and Middle Tennessee (Sept. 8) matches ... Missed a 12-match stretch due to injury and returned to the court at Kentucky (Oct. 21) ... Moved her way into the starting lineup in six of the last seven matches (Oct. 28-Nov. 21) ... Came away with 23 of her 28 kills and 28 of her 31 blocks during that stretch ... Collected a career-high nine blocks and added five kills during LSU's four-set victory at Georgia (Nov. 9) ... Belted a season's best seven kills on a season-high .375 hitting percentage at No. 16 Florida (Nov. 16) ... Turned in three kills and seven blocks at Tennessee (Nov. 18).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Garnered 14 appearances, including six starts ... Averaged 1.10 kills and 0.73 blocks per set over 31 sets ... Tallied a block in 12 of 14 outings ... In first career start, buried 10 kills on 11 swings against Grambling State (Sept. 2) ... Her .909 hitting percentage was the second-highest clip for a player attempting 10-14 swings in program history ... Broke into starting lineup for three straight matches (Oct. 7-14) ... Compiled a career-best four blocks to go along with four kills at South Carolina (Oct. 7) ... Added two kills and three blocks at No. 13 Florida (Oct. 9) ... Tacked on four kills off the bench during LSU's 3-2 comeback victory at Mississippi State (Oct. 30) ... Powered home three kills and three blocks in return to starting lineup at No. 16 Kentucky (Nov. 18).
Coached by Dana Anderson at Travis High School in Texas ... LSU's 2011 recruiting class tabbed No. 18 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... Rated among PrepVolleyball.com's Top 150 Senior Aces ... Picked up multiple 23-5A All-District honors ... Plays club volleyball for Absolute Volleyball Academy with Malorie Pardo ... Team tallied ninth place finish at the 2010 USAV Nationals in the 17 Open Division ... Garnered Academic Excellence awards for her work in classroom.
Full name is Marissa Ann Maas ... Daughter of Larry and Debbie Maas ... Born on December 15, 1992 ... Has one sister, Jessica (22), who played volleyball at the Citadel from 2007-10 ... Undecided on a major ... Also recruited by Baylor, California, Duke, Florida and Wake Forest.