2004 (Sophomore): Midway through her sophomore season, Mueller moved from the back row to outside hitter and into the starting lineup and shined. Through the first 12 matches of the season, Mueller had only 20 kills, but matched that total in her first two appearances as outside hitter, logging 10 against DePaul (Oct. 8) and 10 against USF (Oct. 15). She continued her stellar play on the outside, smashing 14 kills against UAB (Oct. 15) and 10 against Houston (Oct. 22). After a pair of eight kill matches, she finished the season with six matches of at least 10 kills in the last eight. She posted a season-best 16 kills against Cincinnati (Nov. 22) in the C-USA Semifinals. She recorded eight double-doubles, having 14 matches with 10 or more digs. She had a season best 19 digs in her first match as outside hitter against DePaul (Oct. 8).
2003 (Freshman): Mueller was a bright spot on the front row early before spending the bulk of her season as the Libero. She had 17 double-figure dig matches. Five of her first seven matches resulted in double-figure digs. She combined for three double-doubles, including one of two 20-20 matches. She shot out of the gate early with 11 kills and eight digs in her collegiate debut against Texas A&M (Aug. 29) and blossomed against Duke (Aug. 30). It was against the Blue Devils where she had her 22-kill, 21-dig match. The 22 kills represent a career best. She hit 31.4 percent against Pittsburgh, having 13 kills and 12 digs. After a nine-kill performance against Gonzaga (Sept. 19), she only had 18 attacks the rest of the year. Two matches after being moved to Libero full time, she played stellar floor defense against Montana State (Sept. 20), logging a career best 27 digs. She also recorded dig totals of 19 against Cincinnati (Oct. 3) and 23 against Tulane (Oct. 17). She finished the season with 343 digs, second best on the team, and 3.09 digs per game, third best on the squad.
Prior to Marquette: Mueller earned four letters in volleyball at Hartford Union High School where she was coached by Terry Wick. A Fourth-Team All-State honoree as selected by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel her senior year, Mueller was a three-time selection to both conference and county teams during her volleyball career. She concluded her prep career as the school's all-time leader in attacks (1,337) and digs (1,306) while claiming the no. 2 spot in service aces (125). She finished with the top four seasonal marks in attacks at Hartford and three of the top four efforts in digs. She played club volleyball for the Milwaukee Sting and captured All-America recognition after helping that team to a second--place finish in the U-17 open division during the 2002 AAU tournament. Mueller served as her club team's captain for two years Additionally, she lettered four times in basketball and was selected as the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Player of the Year in 2002-03. She earned all-county honors on three occasions.
Personal:Born December 20, 1984, Mueller, is the daughter of Lou and Darlene Mueller. She is majoring in business. She was her high school class president as a freshman and sophomore and was in the National Honor Society as a senior.
Mueller's Career Stats