Sophomore outside hitter recognized her being named ECAC Player of the Week Sept. 23
Costello, four sophomores lead the way for Stony Brook in loss
Stony Brook is back in the conference tournament after missing it last season
Kaitlin Costello tabbed first-team all-league for the first time in her career
Costello posts 13 digs in loss
2013: America East All-Academic...played in all 34 matches and saw action in 128 sets...finished second on the team and seventh in the conference with 2.69 kills per set...was second on the team with 2.84 digs per set...was second on the team with 13 double-doubles...led the Seawolves with eight kills while also chipping in five digs, three blocks and two aces to help lift Stony Brook to 3-1 win over Sacred Heart at the Crusader Classic for the first win of the Coley Pawlikowski era (8/30)...recorded eight kills, five digs and one ace at Holy Cross in the Crusader Classic (8/31)...tied a match-high of two aces, chipped in five kills and digs and recorded one block vs. Manhattan at the Crusader Classic...tallied five kills and seven digs vs. Colorado (9/6)...tallied a double-double on 13 kills and 11 digs as Stony Brook earned its first win over a power-conference opponent since 2007 at Syracuse (9/6)...posted seven kills, 18 digs and two blocks vs. Rutgers (9/7)...registered three kills, two assists and 14 digs vs. Oakland (9/7)...had seven kills, seven digs, three assists and one block at St. John's (9/10)...tallied seven digs, three kills, two blocks and one assist vs. Samford (9/13)...recorded a double-double on 20 kills and 13 digs to go along with two assists and one block at Kennesaw State (9/13)...posted a double-double on 11 kills and 10 digs while also recording one assist, one ace and one block vs. Tennessee Tech (9/14)...tallied 10 kills, one assist, one ace, five digs and two blocks vs. Coastal Carolina (9/14)...recorded a double-double on 12 kills and 13 digs and also chipped in three blocks, one ace and one assist vs. St. John's (9/20)...tallied a double-double on 13 kills and 11 digs and recorded a .542 hitting percentage, two assists and five blocks in a sweep at Bryant (9/21)...posted a double-double on 15 kills and 16 digs and hit .306 in a win over Princeton (9/21)...selected to Bryant Invitational All-Tournament team (9/21)...named ECAC Player of the Week (9/23)...tabbed America East Player of the Week (9/23)...had nine kills and 12 digs to go along with two blocks and two aces at UMBC (9/27)...recorded a team-high 14 digs and added eight kills, two blocks and one assist in win at Fordham (10/1)...posted a double-double on a match-high 18 kills and 10 digs vs. UNH (10/4)...had nine kills and nine digs vs. UMass Lowell (10/6)...finished with 15 kills and 16 digs in win at Binghamton (10/11)...tallied 15 kills and 20 digs at Albany (10/13)...recorded 18 kills, 15 digs, two blocks and one ace vs. Providence (10/18)...had 12 kills and eight digs vs. Hartford (10/20)...finished with six kills and four digs at Seton Hall (10/22)...recorded a career-high 26 digs and 16 kills and clinched the match with a kill to lift the Seawolves over UMBC (10/25)...named America East Player of the Week (10/28)...hit .348 and posted a double-double on 11 kills and 10 digs vs. Albany (11/1)...had 16 kills, 10 digs and three blocks vs. Binghamton (11/3)...recorded 14 kills, four digs and one block and hit .389 vs. Sacred Heart (11/5)...tallied seven kills, five digs and hit .429 at UMass Lowell (11/8)...had six kills, 11 digs and one block at UNH (11/10)...registered three kills and nine digs at Hartford (11/15)...finished with five kills, eight digs and four blocks at Providence (11/17)...recorded a team-high 15 digs against UNH in the America East Semifinals.
2012: Finished the season leading the America East with 443 kills and 4.52 per set average...named America East Rookie of the Year, first-team All-America East and America East All-Rookie...named America East Rookie of the Week seven times...finished third on the team in digs...notched 10+ kills in every match, and reached 20+ kills nine times in the season...racked up 22 kills and 14 digs at Army (Aug. 25)...totaled 77 kills and 50 digs in three wins in four games in the Rose Hill Classic. (Sept. 7, 8)...posted a 21-kill night in five sets vs. Seton Hall (Sept. 14)...added another double-double with 20 kills and 10 digs vs. Albany (Sept. 30)...tallied 18 kills and 11 digs against Binghamton (Oct. 12)...had 25 kills and nine digs while hitting .425 in a 3-1 win at Hartford (Oct. 26)...posted 24 kills and 13 digs against UMBC (Nov. 9)...recorded a season high 31 kills and 8 digs against Binghamton (Nov. 11) becoming the first Seawolves player since 2007 to have 30 kills in a match.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Elwood-John Glenn ... named the 2011 Gatorade New York Player of the Year ...named All-American by PrepVolleyball.com ... named 2011 Long Island Player of the Year ... led Elwood-John Glenn to a 23-2 record and Class B State title as a senior ... named MVP of the state tournament ... team captain as a senior ... a member of the National Honors Society ... played for the Long Island Volleyball Academy 18-Elite club team.
Personal: Melissa Rigo ... born Feb. 7, 1994 ... daughter of David and Debra Rigo ... majoring in Computer Science ... sister Melanie played women's soccer at Marist.