19 Alia Casino
19 Alia Casino
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: St. Francis HS
Position: DS/L

Alia Casino appeared in 26 matches and 88 sets in her first season as a Matador ... finished the season with 150 digs which was fifth best on the squad ... averaged 1.70 digs per set which ranked sixth ... was a threat from the service line, finishing the season with 20 aces which was good for third on the team ... also added 28 assists (0.32 aps), the fourth-best total on the squad ... wound up with a .953 serve receive percentage ... had a season-high 16 digs in CSUN's 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 3) ... posted 12 digs at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 21) and had 10 digs against both Cal Poly (Oct. 6) and UC Davis (Nov. 16) ... served a season-best three aces in the Matadors' four-set win at Cal State Fullerton ... notched her first collegiate kill against Cal Poly (Nov. 1) and dished out a season-high four assists at Long Beach State (Oct. 27).

Casino prepped at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. ... The Lancers were Central Coast Section champions in 2010 and 2011 ... also won West Catholic Athletic League, NorCal and State championships in 2010 ... was a team captain in 2011 and 2012 ... graduated in 2012 with a 3.0 grade point average.

Born May 6, 1994 in Redwood City, Calif. ... parents are Darlene and Antonio Casino ... has two brothers, Justin and Ekahi and five sisters, Asia, Amelia, Ariana, Gabby and Tara ... Asia played volleyball at San Jose State while brother Ekahi played football for the Spartans ... was also recruited by Hawai'i, Santa Clara, Pacific and Cornell ... also played for the Vision Volleyball Club ... favorites include the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers, Reggie Bush, actors Ryan Reynolds, Taye Diggs and Kate Hudson, "So You Think You Can Dance" and the movie "The Notebook" ... says her top sports moment was "winning the state championship my junior year of high school" ... major is undecided.


Kills: 1, vs. Cal Poly (11/1/12)

Attempts: 1 (3x), last vs. Cal Poly (11/1/12)

Blocks: 0

Assists: 4, at Long Beach State (10/27/12)

Aces: 3, at Cal State Fullerton (9/21/12)

Digs: 16, vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/3/12)