The Deacons went 3-0 at the tournament with wins over NC Central, CSU and Elon
Wake Forest athletic programs participated in "Pump Up For Piccolo" on April 27, 2016, at McCreary Field House.
2015 Match-by-Match Stats
2016 Match-by-Match Stats
Started in two matches while making an appearance in 23… Totaled 6 kills, 221 assists, 5 aces and 40 digs...Recorded a career high 64 assists while adding a career high 12 digs against Loyola Chicago (Sept. 3)…Recorded an ace in five different matches.
Played in 29 of Wake Forest’s 32 matches and started 15 of them ... Led the Demon Deacons with 642 assists in 96 sets played ... Added 27 kills, 10 blocks and 131 digs ... Recorded a double-double with 36 assists and a season-best 11 digs against Davidson (Sept. 12) ... Helped Wake Forest open the Deacon Classic with a win by racking up a season-high 53 assists against Georgia (Sept. 18) ... Recorded a season-best five kills in back-to-back matches against No. 20 Florida State (Nov. 20) and Miami (Nov. 22) ... Had a 2015-high two aces against Florida State (Oct. 11) and three blocks versus NC State (Nov. 28).
Attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Ill. ... As a setter, served as a team captain as a junior and senior ... Posted the best hitting percentage in Wheaton Warrenville South history as a senior ... Finished her career with the Tigers having the third-most assists in school history ... Was named team most valuable player as a junior and senior ... Named one of the Chicago Sun Times' Top 50 volleyball players in Chicago as a senior ... Earned All-Dupage Valley Conference honors as a junior and senior while earning honorable mention as a sophomore ... Finished with the most assists on the team at the end of her sophomore and junior seasons ... Played club for Sports Performance Volleyball Club ... Served as a team captain three of her four years ... Finished fifth at the AAU Nationals with the Sports Performance 16s while being named an All-American ... Ranked No. 82 in PrepVolleyball.com's ranking of the top seniors in the class of 2015.
Born May 1, 1997, to Tricia and Dean Burau in Urbana, Ill. ... Full name is Rachel Marie Burau ... Plans to major in health and exercise science ... Multiple former teammates playing collegiate volleyball at the likes of Penn State, San Diego, Northwestern, Iowa and Western Michigan, among others ... Picked Wake Forest over seven other offers, including Yale, Tennessee, UConn, TCU and Villanova.
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