10 Rachel Hess
10 - Rachel Hess
Height: 5'5
Year: JR
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
High School: Conestoga Valley
Position: G

As a Sophomore (2011-2012):

Volleyball -- Started four matches and played in all 22 for the Beavers’ Volleyball team…Finished second on the team with 100 sets…Tallied 13 aces and 61 digs…Had the season high in assists for a three-set match when she tallied 12 against CMS on Oct 28, 2011…Accrued nine assists against Occidental on Sep 24, 2011 and eight assists against Whittier on Nov 1, 2011…Recorded three aces in Caltech’s season opener against Pacific Union on Sep 6, 2011

Basketball -- Played and started in all 25 of Caltech's games...Led the team in scoring with a 10.9 points per game average...Scored 36 points against Arizona Christian on 12/12/11 which included making 10 out of 11 shots from the free throw line...Had six steals against MIT on 11/25/11...Pulled down six rebounds against Occidental College on 2/4/12...Scored 18 points against CU-W on 12/3/11

As a Freshman (2010-2011):

Volleyball -- Played in 44 sets across 17 matches…She recorded eight kills, 52 assists, five aces, and 34 digs…Recorded three aces in her Caltech debut against West Coast Baptist on Sep 7, 2010…Tallied two kills and nine assists against La Sierra on Sep 15, 2010…Recorded 11 assists while matching up against Whittier on Oct 26, 2010

Basketball -- Played in 25 games while making two starts in her debut season at Caltech...Had six points in a SCIAC game against Cal Lutheran on 2/17/11...Pulled down eight rebounds against CLU-W on 1/20/11...Had three steals in a game against Marietta on 12/30/10 and against La Sierra on 11/15/10

High School:

Played Field Hockey, Basketball and Lacrosse in HS...Named Lancaster/Lebanon county all-star in Lacrosse...Won the Section II Championship in Lacrosse


Mechanical Engineering major...Also a member of Caltech's volleyball team...Lists her favorite athlete as Lakers point guard Steve Nash...Member of the LANCO Elite Lacrosse and National Futures Field Hockey club teams...Was named to the Junior Olympics regional field hockey team...She has been working for the LIGO Model lab...Her biggest influences are her parents Don and Barbara


High School: Conestoga Valley High School

Parent’s Names: Don Hess and Barbara Egan

Prefect job after graduation: Astronaut

If you could spend just one year doing a job outside of your field, what job would you want for the year? Street musician

If you had TIVO in your room, what is the TV show you set it for? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

If you were a superhero, what would your hero name be and what would your power be? I don’t know what my name would be, but my power would be the inability to trip and fall.

What is the last book you read just for fun? The Little Prince.

If you found a magic lantern, complete with magic genie, what would your three wishes be? The ability to pause time, a 4 ft vertical, and infinite d-bal.

What is the one invention that you wish you had been the person to invent? Hovercraft.

Favorite athlete ? Steve Nash. He’s fun to watch.

Favorite scientist? Einstein. He had a sense of humor.

Favorite Quote? “People are a problem.” - Douglas Adams.

Why is math or science so you? I like it when people are rational and logical in their thought processes.

What is the best advice your parents have ever given you? Lift with your legs, not your back.

What was your favorite thing to do on the playground in elementary school? Foursquare