12 - Rachel Gillis
Rachel Gillis
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
High School: Saugus HS
Position: Defender
EXP: 3V
NORTHRIDGE - 2006: Gillis was one of three back-liners to start all 19 matches ... scored on a header for her first collegiate goal, a golden goal, in an overtime victory over Pacific on Oct. 15 ... tallied a career-best four shots in that match with two on goal ... totaled 12 shots, including seven on goal. NORTHRIDGE - 2005: Gillis played in all 19 matches in her sophomore season, making 10 starts ... earned starts in the final seven matches of the season, as well as 10 of the last 11 ... registered seven shots, including a season-high two at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 7 ... also had three shots on goal. 2004: Redshirted. 2003: Was one of three Matadors to start all 19 matches in 2003 ...helped lead a defensive unit that posted four shutouts ... had 13 shots, including three at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 19. SAUGUS HIGH SCHOOL: Gillis was a two-sport star at Saugus High School ... started four years of varsity soccer ... was also a setter for four years on the volleyball squad ... captained both volleyball and soccer teams during senior season ... helped lead the volleyball team to a league championship in 2001 ... graduated in 2003. PERSONAL Born on April 6, 1985 in Panorama City, Calif. ... parents are Pam and Larry Gillis ... has one sister, Amy and one brother, Matt ... sister Amy was a five-year player on the CSUN volleyball team ... also recruited by Gonzaga and Pierce College for volleyball ... lists Cocoa Puffs, Mel Gibson and the movie "The Sweetest Thing" among her favorites ... enjoys reading her favorite author, Dean Koontz ... majoring in mathematics.

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