NORTHRIDGE - 2009
Mike Gaudino appeared in all 31 matches and 108 of 112 games as a junior ... heads into his senior season ranked fourth in Matador history with 97 career aces ... finished third in the team with a career-best 306 kills (2.83 kpg) ... was second behind Ali'i Keohohou in digs with 227 (2.12 dpg) which ranked 29th nationally ... was also second in aces with 43 (0.40 sapg) which ranks 10th on the Northridge single season list ... his aces total ranked second in the MPSF and 10th nationally ... was also second in total attacks with 709 and points with 393.0 ... added 78 total blocks (0.72 bpg) which ranked third on the squad and tops among non-middle blockers ... had five double-doubles on the season giving him seven in his career ... knocked down a career-high 24 kills in a career-high 45 swings against No. 2 Pepperdine (Apr. 1) ... added 19 kills, seven digs and a pair of blocks against Pepperdine in the MPSF semifinals (Apr. 30) ... reached double figures in kills 16 times ... dug 29 balls in two matches at No. 12 Hawai'i, including a season-high 16 in the Matadors' four-set loss (Jan. 31) ... posted a career-high nine blocks in Northridge's 3-1 win at No. 5 UC Irvine (Jan. 16) ... was named MPSF Academic All-Conference for the first time in his career.
Gaudino appeared in 29 matches and 100 sets as a sophomore, earning 23 starts ... finished fifth on the Matadors with 199 kills (1.99 k/s), 438 total attacks and 256.5 points (2.57 points/set) ... was second on the squad with 189 digs (1.89 d/s) and finished tied for third with 31 aces (0.31 aces/set) ... also posted 45 total blocks (0.45 b/s) which included eight solo blocks ... pounded double figures in kills eight times, including a season-high 12 against No. 8 USC (Mar. 7) ... hit a season-high .667 with nine kills in Northridge's 3-0 win over Hope International (Mar. 28) ... posted double figure dig totals in five of the final 14 matches of the season ... dug 34 balls in two Matador wins over No. 13 Hawai'i, including a career-high 18 digs in Northridge's 3-2 win on Mar. 25 ... had eight kills, eight digs and a career-best six aces in the Matadors' five-set win over No. 5 Pepperdine (Mar. 12).
Appeared in all 33 matches and 104 of 119 games as a true freshman ... was one of just three Northridge players (Isaac Kneubuhl, Eric Vance) to appear in all 33 matches ... finished sixth on the team with 120 kills (1.15 kpg) ... also finished second in aces with 23 and was fifth on the squad with 83 digs ... posted double figures in kills five times including a career-high 18 while hitting .389 in Northridge's four-game win over No. 11 Pacific (Mar. 31) ... also knocked down 16 kills against Quincy (Feb. 10) and recorded his first collegiate double-double with 15 kills and a season-high 14 digs against Long Beach State (Jan. 5) ... served a season-high five aces in a three-game sweep over NJIT (Mar. 14) ... put up two solo blocks (four total) at Pepperdine (Apr. 12).
LA CANADA HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year starter and two-time team captain at La Cañada High School in La Cañada, Calif. ... was a two-time Rio Hondo League MVP, two-time All-Area MVP and second team All-American as an outside hitter ... Averaged 36 kills per match as a senior in 2006 ... the Spartans won the Rio Hondo League championship in 2006 for coach Brock Turner ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.0 grade point average.
Born March 9, 1988 in Burbank, Calif. ... mother is Jan Canfield and father is Tony Gaudino ... stepmother is Cris Gaudino and stepfather is Bob Canfield ... has one older sister, Kelly and one older brother, Greg ... says his greatest moment in sports was being named MVP at the Junior Olympics when he was 16 ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, actor Will Ferrell and In-N-Out Burger ... says he cracks jokes as a pre-match ritual ... major is Recreation Tourism Management.