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    Savannah Paffen
    Savannah Paffen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mountain View, Calif.

    High School:
    St. Francis

    Last College:
    Oregon

    Height:
    6-2

    Position:
    MB



    08/27/2014

    Wildcats to Lift Lid on 2014 at NIU Invitational

    Northwestern opens season with six matches away from home

    03/10/2014

    NU Names February Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Savannah Paffen of volleyball and Margo McGinty of women's soccer earn honor

    01/27/2014

    Wildcats Celebrate 2013 Campaign at Year-End Banquet

    Northwestern honored 2013 squad at Hilton Orrington in Evanston

    12/11/2013

    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    11/17/2013

    Northwestern Outlasts Indiana, 3-2

    Monica McGreal's career-high 21 kills pace the Wildcats in victory

    2014: Tallied two kills against Maryland (9/27) ... Had a season-high five kills and hit at a clip of .400 against Ohio (9/18) ... Also tied a season-high with three blocks in the match ... Appeared in eight matches ... Registered a block against Youngstown State (9/12) ... Recorded four kills on eight attempts and added a season-high three blocks at San Diego (9/6) ... Tallied two kills on two swings at NIU (8/30) ... Converted four kills on six swings in three-set victory against Presbyterian (8/30).

    2013: One of four Wildcats to play in all 124 games ... Leads the Wildcats with 0.91 blocks per set ... Posted four kills, three digs and a block against No. 13 Wisconsin (11/30) ... Registered four kills and two blocks against No. 18 Illinois (11/27) ... Had four blocks at No. 2 Penn State (11/22) ... Scored five kills on 10 swsings vs. Indiana (11/17) ... Collected a career-high nine blocks in win over No. 18 Purdue (11/15) ... Put down six blocks and five kills against No. 17 Michigan (11/10) ... Tallied six kills and two blocks against No. 13 Michigan State (11/8) ... Chipped in with nine kills and three blocks at No. 11 Nebraska (11/2) ... Posted team-high six blocks at No. 7 Minnesota (10/27) ... Tallied 10 kills and seven blocks in win against Illinois (10/23) ... Notched season-high six digs against No. 17 Ohio State (10/16) ... Buried 10 kills on a season-high 26 swings at Purdue (10/12) ... Served season-best two aces in that match ... Hit match-high .692 (9-0-13) at Indiana (10/11) ... One of five players with at least eight kills (9) against the Hoosiers ... Sent down eight blocks against Nebraska (9/27) ... Collected seven kills and four blocks against IUPUI (9/22) ... Notched eight kills and three blocks vs. South Florida (9/20) ... Racked up 10 kills without an error on 21 swings vs. Portland State (9/14) ... Tallied 10 kills and three blocks vs. Arizona (Sept. 12) ... Secured season-high attacking percentage of .444 against Boise State (9/8) ... One of four Wildcats in double figures with 13 kills in season's first win against Milwaukee (8/31) ... Added five digs and five blocks against the Panthers ... Led NU with a hitting percentage of .400 in that match.

    2012: Registered nine kills in the season finale at Nebraska (11/24) ... Tied a career high with seven blocks against Illinois (11/21) ... Chipped in with nine kills in that match ... Collected six blocks against Michigan (11/16) ... Scored eight kills at Ohio State, including five in the first set (11/7) ...Notched seven kills vs. Purdue (11/3) ... Put down 14 kills in a five-set win over Wisconsin (10/28) ... Stuffed a career-high seven blocks vs. Iowa (10/21) ... Collected team-best 12.5 points in that match ... Earned a career-high 15 kills to go along with four blocks at Illinois (10/17) ... Scored 13 kills at Michigan (10/13) ... Added personal-best hitting percentage of .706 in that match ... Collected seven kills and four blocks in win at No. 25 Michigan State (10/12) ... Recorded four blocks at Indiana (9/29) ... Chipped in with six kills at Purdue (9/28) ... Led all players with two solo blocks against Wisconsin (9/21) ... Tied career-highs with three service aces and two assists vs. Western Michigan (9/16) ... Earned a career-high .545 hitting percentage [6-0-11] against Delaware (9/14) ... Did not commit an attacking error in two matches [21 total attempts] on Sept. 14 at the Wildcat Classic ... Put down a career-high nine kills at a clip of .533 [9-1-15] vs. Villanova (9/8) ... Served a career-high three aces at Yale (9/8) ... Made a career-high 19 attempts at New Mexico State (9/1) ... Tied a career-high with seven digs against Cincinnati (9/1) ... Recorded four blocks and two service aces in the championship match of the Marquette Challenge against the Golden Eagles (8/26) ... Made Northwestern debut against Bowling Green (8/25) ... Achieved a then-career-best hitting percentage of .429 and tied a career high with seven kills in that match.

    Prior to Northwestern: Played in 2011 at the University of Oregon ... Helped the Ducks achieve a record of 21-10 and a berth in the NCAA Tournament ... Appeared in 53 games and collected 46 kills and 35 blocks ... Tallied 29 total blocks in 40 games played during Pac-12 competition.

    High School: Helped guide St. Francis H.S. to a state title in 2010 ... Served as co-captain and garnered First Team All-League honors ... Lancers were ranked No. 28 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com in 2010 ... Earned Second Team All-League accolades as a junior in 2009 ... Boasted a 3.8 GPA and was recognized as a four-year scholar-athlete at St. Francis.

    Personal: Daughter of Gustavo and Vanessa Paffen ... Majoring in biological sciences.

    Paffen's Career Statistics (NU only):

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    Paffen's Career Highs

    Kills 15, at Illinois (Oct. 17, 2012)
    Total Attempts 28, at Wisconsin (Oct. 28, 2012)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .706, at Michigan (Oct. 13, 2012)
    Service Aces 3, two times, last vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 16, 2012)
    Assists 2, vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 16, 2012)
    Total Blocks 9, vs. Purdue (Nov. 15, 2013)
    Digs

    7, twice, last vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 1, 2012)

    Paffen's 2014 Highs

    Kills 5, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)
    Total Attempts 10, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .667 (6 att.), vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 30)
    Service Aces N/A
    Assists N/A
    Total Blocks 3, twice, last vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)
    Digs 1, vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 30)