8 Emilia Petrachi
8 Emilia Petrachi
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Modena, Italy
High School: Liceo Classico San Carlo
Position: Libero
Major: Biology
m 28
k/s 0.02
h % .063
a/s 0.90
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.10
d/s 4.95

UC Santa Barbara
2015, 2017 All-Big West Honorable Mention
2015 Big West All-Freshman Team
2016, 2017 Big West All-Academic team

2017: In her third consecutive season as the team's starting libero, appeared in all 28 of the team's matches and all 103 of the team's sets ... Set a new career high and led the Big West Conference with a 4.95 digs per set average (510 total scoops) ... Received an All-Big West honorable mention for the second time in her career ... Had 10 or more digs in 27 of 28 matches and posted 20 or more digs on 12 occasions ... Was even better in conference play, averaging 5.26 scoops per set against Big West opponents ... Added 93 assists (0.90 per set) and 10 aces (0.10) ... Recorded a season-high 28 digs in just three sets against Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 23, the most by any Big West player in a three-set match in 2017 ... Was twice named the Big West Defensive Player of the Week: on Sept. 25 (combined 7.8 digs per set in wins over UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton) and on Nov. 20 (combined 8.0 digs per set, once again against the Highlanders and Titans) ... Closed the campaign with five career Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors, one behind the all-time league record.

2016: As the team's starting libero, appeared in all 29 matches and was one of two Gauchos (Hannah Juley) to play in all 105 of the team's sets ... Finished the year with 489 digs, an average of 4.66 per set ... Both those figures were career bests ... She led the Big West Conference in both total and average digs ... Her 489 digs rank 11th all-time in UCSB single-season history ... Was named the Big West Defensive Player of the Week on a pair of occasions ... First honor came on Oct. 3 after she totaled 39 digs (5.5 per set) in a 1-1 week against CSUN and Long Beach State ... Was honored against on Oct. 17, recording 49 digs (6.13 per set) total in matches against UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton ... Had 20 or more digs in nine matches, including four of the final five contests of the season ... Had double-digit digs in all but two matches ... Had a season-best 29 digs in four sets at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 15 ... Added 10 services aces on the season, including a season-best two at CSUN on Sept. 30 ... Averaged 5.48 digs per set in road matches ... Had a season-high seven assists in the season opener against UNLV, vinished the year with 82 ... Had one reception error or fewer in 25 of 29 matches despite being a primary serve receiver. 

2015: Petrachi played in 66 sets over 26 matches … Paced the Gauchos with 423 digs and 4.60 scoops per set, which ranked fourth and second in the Big West, respectively … Against conference opponents, she was second in the Big West with both 280 digs and 4.83 digs per set … Was named the Big West Freshman Player of the Week twice and the Defensive Player of the Week once … She earned both accolades in one week after tallying 43 digs between matches against UC Riverside (10/16/15) and Cal State Fullerton (10/17/15), averaging 5.38 digs per set and limiting those teams to a combined .104 hitting percentage … Her second freshman of the week honors after recording back-to-back 20-dig performances at Fullerton (11/13/15) and Riverside (11/14/15), averaging 6.86 digs per set … Overall, she reached the 20-dig benchmark nine times, including a season-high 30 dig outing at Pepperdine (8/29/15) … Finished the year with 54 assists (0.59 per set), eight service aces, and one kill off two attempts.

High School: Played her prep career as a libero at Liceo Classico San Carlo in Modena … She was a three-time winner of the translation competition Certamen Carolinum … She won it once in Ancient Greek and twice in Latin.

Club: Played at LJ Volley … Since joining the club, Petrachi has been competing in Serie A1, Italy's premiere volleyball league … Petrachi was called up to the club's Serie A1 team in August 2013, becoming its youngest member and soon earned the role as the team's starting libero … The promotion proved to be a good move by the club, as Petrachi went on to be named the Best Libero in the Region in 2014.

Personal: Emilia Petrachi was born on February 12, 1996 in Modena, Italy to parents Anna and Luigi … She has an older sister, Benedetta, who is studying medicine in Valencia, Spain … Her favorite moment at UCSB was sweeping Cal Poly on the road Oct. 28, 2016 despite starting outside hitter Chanel Hoffman picking up a season-ending injury in the match. Petrachi said the win "demonstrated great team spirit" ... Her favorite pre-UCSB sports moment was beating Novara 3-1 in the 2014 playoffs … She roots for LJ Volley, Modena F.C., and Juventus F.C. … Francesca Piccinini, Paula Cardullo, Roger Federer, Bruno Rezende, and Claudio Marchisio are her favorite athletes … Her top movies are The Notebook, The Great Gatsby, and The Wolf of Wall Street … Enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, Master Chef, CSI, New Girl, and Modern Family … Her favorite novels are Ocean Sea, Wuthering Heights, I Malavoglia, and Open by Andre Agassi … She lists Jane Austen and Alessandro Baricco as her favorite authors … Enjoys listening to Queen, Imagine Dragons, and The Lumineers … In her free time, she likes hanging out with her friends, reading, watching movies, and traveling … She loves pets, and has a cat and a dog … She is UCSB’s first international player in nearly 15 years.

Recent Games
Nov 3 at Cal Poly L, 3-1
Nov 10 UC Irvine W, 3-2
Nov 11 UC Davis L, 3-1
Nov 17 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Nov 18 at UC Riverside L, 3-0
Nov 21 at UC Irvine L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 16
Sets 103 58
Kills 2 1
Kills per set 0.02 0.02
Errors 1 0
Total Attacks 16 5
Hitting Percentage .063 .200
Assists 93 49
Assists per set 0.90 0.84
Service Aces 10 3
Service Errors 22 13
Service Aces per set 0.10 0.05
Reception Errors 21 13
Digs 510 301
Digs per set 4.95 5.19
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 12.0 4.0
Points per set 0.1 0.1
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 vs. Illinois St. L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 1 2 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 26 vs. Florida St. L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 7 0 1 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 27 at Baylor L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 0 0 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 1 vs. Montana State L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 3 1 1 1 24 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 2 vs. Pacific L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 2 at Utah State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 8 Yale L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 7 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 8 USC L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 2 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 Arkansas L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 7 1 0 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 15 at Pittsburgh L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 1 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 16 vs. Cleveland St. L, 3-1 - 4 0 1 2 -.500 4 0 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 16 vs. Eastern Ky. W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 1 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 22 UC Riverside W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 5 0 2 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 29 at CSUN L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 0 0 4 26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 30 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 3 .000 2 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 6 at Hawai'i L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 14 Cal Poly L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 17 at UC Davis W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 20 Long Beach State W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 21 CSUN W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 28 Hawai'i L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 3 1 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 at Cal Poly L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 10 UC Irvine W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 3 0 2 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 11 UC Davis L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 17 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 18 at UC Riverside L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 3 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 21 at UC Irvine L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 27 92 1 0.01 0 2 .500 54 0.59 8 0.09 423 4.60 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.1
2016-17 29 105 0 0.00 1 6 -.167 82 0.78 10 0.10 489 4.66 0 0 0 0.00 10.0 0.1
2017-18 28 103 2 0.02 1 16 .063 93 0.90 10 0.10 510 4.95 0 0 0 0.00 12.0 0.1
2018-19 29 112 2 0.02 0 2 1.000 86 0.77 13 0.12 555 4.96 0 0 0 0.00 15.0 0.1
Total 113 412 5 0.01 2 26 .115 315 0.76 41 0.10 1977 4.80 0 0 0 0.00 46.0 0.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 103 2 0.02 1 16 .063 93 0.90 10 0.10 510 4.95 0 0 0 0.00 12.0 0.1
Conference 16 58 1 0.02 0 5 .200 49 0.84 3 0.05 301 5.19 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.1
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Home 11 42 1 0.02 0 2 .500 39 0.93 4 0.10 201 4.79 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.1
Away 11 37 1 0.03 0 7 .143 32 0.86 2 0.05 202 5.46 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
Neutral 6 24 0 0.00 1 7 -.143 22 0.92 4 0.17 107 4.46 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.2
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Wins 8 29 1 0.03 0 1 1.000 27 0.93 2 0.07 146 5.03 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
Losses 20 74 1 0.01 1 15 .000 66 0.89 8 0.11 364 4.92 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.1
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August 3 11 0 0.00 0 6 .000 8 0.73 2 0.18 54 4.91 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.2
September 13 47 2 0.04 1 9 .111 51 1.09 5 0.11 242 5.15 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.1
October 6 22 0 0.00 0 0 - 15 0.68 3 0.14 86 3.91 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
November 6 23 0 0.00 0 1 .000 19 0.83 0 0.00 128 5.57 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0