6 Margaux Jarka
Margaux Jarka


Rolling Prairie, Ind.

High School:
New Prairie


Outside Hitter

Notable: Will serve as team captain during her final season ... 2012 All-Patriot League second team ... 2011 Patriot League All-Tournament Team.

2012: Authored her first All-Patriot League season (second team) ... started all 29 matches and finished third on the team averaging 2.78 kills per set ... averaged 3.40 kills per set to rank fourth in the conference during Patriot League play only ... outside hitter averaged 2.47 digs and 0.29 total blocks per set ... reached double-digit kills in 16 matches, 11 of which came during Patriot League play ... led Army with a season-high 16 kills in a 3-1 win at archrival Navy (Sept. 22) ... matched that 16-kill effort the following week at home against Colgate (Sept. 29) ... named to the West Point Challenge All-Tournament Team ... one of five players to record double-digit service aces with 15 on the season ... charged with only one blocking error for the year ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Breakout season saw 13 starts throughout the fall ... reached double-figure kills 10 times, including each of the final four matches of the season ... averaged 3.86 kills per set during the Patriot League Tournament en route to claiming all-tournament accolades ... registered a career-high 18 kills in a 3-2 win at Colgate (Oct. 15) ... added 11 digs to complete one of five double-doubles (kills, digs) on the season ... hit for a .750 percentage in a sweep of Bucknell (Nov. 12) in the regular-season finale ... registered 12 kills and committed zero errors in a performance that ranks fifth on Army's single-match hitting percentage list ... eclipsed the 20-dig plateau against Dartmouth (22) on Sept. 11 and Lehigh (21) in the Patriot League semifinals ... totaled 36 blocks, 12 service aces and 14 assists on the season ... ranked third on the team averaging 2.54 kills per set.

2010: Role expanded significantly as the season progressed ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Oct. 11) ... drew time in 27 matches and started six ... reached double-figure kills four times, including three against Patriot League opponents ... recorded a career-high 14 kills in a thrilling home match against eventual league champion American (Nov. 6) ... lone career double-double included 11 kills and 11 digs against Buffalo (Sept. 19) on the second day of the West Point Challenge ... reached double-figure digs three times and recorded a career-high 12 twice (vs. Iona, vs. Lafayette) ... finished the season sixth on the team with a 1.78 kills-per-set average.

Background: Lettered four years ... spent one season as a captain for New Prairie High School under head coach Deanne Gonzalez ... earned all-conference accolades all four years ... also lent her talents to Dunes Volleyball Club and head coach Rick Ashmore ... two-sport standout who also earned all-league status on the tennis court.

Personal: Margaux Melissa Jarka ... daughter of Tom and Kelly Jarka ... born April 24, 1992, in LaPorte, Ind. ... Company H3 ... major is Environmental Geography.

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