Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown/Residence: Palo Alto, California/Palo Alto, California
Birth Date: March 4, 1994
Club Team (City)/Coach: City Beach (Santa Clara, Calif.)/Chris Crader
High School/Grad Year: Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, Calif.)/2012
College Status: Uncommitted
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Named to U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team. 2009 – Selected to USA Select A1 Team, which placed fourth at USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. 2008 – Named to USA Select A1 Red Team, which won the silver medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships…Attended USA Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: City Beach 16-1 team won Open Division at Far Westerns National Qualifier to advance to the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships…Named to PrepVolleyball.com’s Highest Honorable Mention Soph 79. 2005 – Started playing club volleyball for Palo Alto Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Melanie Anne Wade on March 4, 1994, in Santa Clara, Calif.… Father is George Wade (1944) and Mother is Wendy Crowder (1953)…Brother is Thomas Wade (1994)…Hobbies include photography, hanging out with friends, beach volleyball, traveling… Favorite foods are Indian food, chocolate croissants… Favorite book is Twilight Series…Favorite music categories are alternative and pop… Favorite musician is Beyonce… Favorite athletes are Misty May-Treanor, Phil Dalhausser, Erik Shoji and Kawika Shoji…Most admired person is my dad because “he always tells me to ‘be the best you can be’ and inspires me to succeed.”…My happiest moment in life was “being selected to play for USA and traveling to Africa twice.”
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen and others make it happen.” by Michael Jordan