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    Malia Vavao

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Torrance, Calif.

    High School:
    Torrance

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Middle Blocker

    Birthdate:
    02/17/1989

    Experience:
    1L

    Malia Vavao

    2007 Season (Freshman)
    Played in 25 matches making 14 starts ... finished the season with 56 kills, 11 aces and 82 digs with 55 blocks ... finished with three kills, five digs and four blocks in her first game as a Cougar against Texas-Arlington (Aug. 24) ... had three kills against New Mexico State (Sept. 2) ... notched seven kills in back-to-back games against Texas State and Missouri (Sept. 7) ... set a career high with eight kills agianst Cal State Fullerton including seven blocks (Sept. 8) ... recorded six kills, three blocks and four digs against Southern Miss (Sept. 23) ... slapped two kills with two blocks against SMU (Oct. 7) ... added three kills against Tulane (Oct. 12) ... slammed five kills, five blocks and four digs against UTEP (Nov. 2).

    High School
    Tallied a pair of All-CIF Pioneer League First-Team selections in 2005 and 2006 under Nathan Jones at Torrance High School ... one of 30 players to compete with the 2006 USA Women's Junior National A2 Camp in Florida.

    Personal
    Daughter of Doralie and Simi Vavao ... brother Jason played seven seasons of Minor League Baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization ... born on Feb. 17, 1989 ... undecided on a major.

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