Deann Rana Machlan
Deann Rana Machlan

Class of 1996

During a stellar four-year career in which she appeared in more games (462) than all but one previous Army player, Deann Machlan built an impressive resume that included the program's career records for kills (1,718) and digs (1,466).

In all, Machlan had a hand in eight individual records on career, season, match and game levels, with six of those standards having yet to be equaled. She set Army's match record of 43 kills as a senior and remains the only Black Knight with more than two 30-plus kill performances in a career (four). She also remains the Patriot League's career leader in kills, while listing second on the league's all-time digs ladder.

An All-Patriot League first team selection in 1994 and 1995, Machlan was named the Patriot League's "Player of the Year" following her senior year. Machlan helped the Black Knights to Patriot League titles in 1992 and 1994 as Army carved a 22-5 league record between 1992 and 1995.