JUNIOR (2012): Played in 108 of the team’s 122 total sets on the season … ranked in the top two of four categories including digs (first-334), digs per set (first-3.09), service aces (tied-second-15) and service aces per set (tied-first-0.14) … climbed to 12th on The Citadel’s career digs list with 523 … rattled off double-digit digs in nine straight matches following an 11-dig outing against Wofford … led the Bulldogs defensively with a match-high 22 digs in the five-set win over Charleston Southern … turned in a career-high 41 digs in a five-set match with Chattanooga, tying Rachel Sanders’ program-record set during 2008 campaign … led The Citadel with a match-high 21 digs at Western Carolina … capped off her nine-match double-digit dig streak with 17 digs apiece against Appalachian State and N.C. A&T … tallied the second-most single-match digs (29) of her career in five sets against Davidson … ended the 2012 regular season with 96 digs, most of any player, following an 18-dig performance at Furman and a pair of 13-dig outings against Savannah State and College of Charleston.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Handed out 71 assists over the course of 11 matches, primarily in a reserve role … continued to show her prowess as a Bulldog back row player, finishing with 22 digs … notched a season-high seven digs to go along with 10 assists against in-state foe Coastal Carolina … recorded 12 assists against SoCon rival Furman, a season-high.
FRESHMAN (2010): Saw action in 88 sets during her rookie season with the Bulldogs, splitting time with teammate Alexa Dahlstrom at the setter position … her 419 assists were a team-high during the course of the 2010 season … ranked fifth in digs with 167 as an integral back row defender … on six occasions had double-digit dig performances, including a personal-best 20 against USC Upstate (Sept. 11) … grabbed Southern Conference Freshman Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 13 during a four-match stretch that included victories over Savannah State, USC Upstate and Norfolk State. During that span, Bucherl doled out 74 assists in 112 total attempts, finishing with a set percentage of .661 on the week, while accounting for 36 digs in three victories.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... lettered twice in volleyball ... earned a varsity letter in lacrosse ... member of the 2009 National Catholic High School Team of the Year ... captured the state championship in 2006 and 2008 ... named to the National Honor Society ... member of the German National Honor Society (Delta Epsilon Phi) ... was on the High Honors list for eight semesters ... played under John Kesterson, Jean Kesterson and Rhonda Low.
PERSONAL: Erin Kelly Bucherl ... born on July 18, 1991 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... daughter of Mark and Stacy Bucherl ... chose to attend The Citadel over Rose-Hulman, DePauw and Purdue ... majoring in biology and German... her father was a member of the rowing team at Purdue (1983-86) ... has three siblings (Cori, Sean and Ryan).