|Hometown:||Canyon Country, CA|
|High School:||Canyon HS|
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2012
Sam Kaul appeared in all 31 matches and 117 of CSUN's 118 sets as a sophomore middle blocker ... finished sixth on the team in kills with 146 and was also sixth averaging 1.25 kills per set ... wound up hitting .242 for the season in 396 attacks ... was CSUN's third-leading blocker in 2012 with 126 total stuffs while averaging 1.08 bps ... had 11 solo blocks and 115 block assists which rank eighth and seventh on the Matador single season rally scoring era list ... also added 16 service aces (0.14 saps) and 55 digs (0.47 dps) ... tied for the Matador single match high with nine blocks (two solo, seven assists) in the Matadors' five-set win over LIU-Brooklyn (Sept. 8) ... connected for a season-high eight kills while hitting .312 at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 21) ... set a career-high with 23 attacks at UC Davis (Nov. 16) and also took 20 swings at Long Beach State (Oct. 27) and against LIU-Brooklyn ... matched her career-high with two aces and five digs in the Matadors' five-set win at Long Beach State (Oct. 27).
Kaul appeared in 28 matches and 91 sets during her first season at Northridge ... finished fifth on the team in kills with 110 and was sixth averaging 1.21 kills per set ... hit .283 for the season which trailed only Casey Hinger (.286) ... committed just 35 hitting errors in 265 attacks from the middle blocker spot ... was the Matadors' third-leading blocker with 84 total blocks including five solos ... also posted 20 digs, two aces and three assists ... had a season-high nine kills while hitting .375 in 16 swings at Pacific (Oct. 7) ... also had eight kills with just one error in a season-high 19 attacks to hit .368 at UNLV (Sept. 10) ... served her first collegiate ace against Marist (Sept. 2) and also had an ace in the Matadors' 3-0 win over Cal Poly (Nov. 19) ... had a season-high seven blocks on two occasions; at Sacramento State (Sept. 3) and vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 15).
CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year starter at middle blocker at Canyon High School in Canyon Country, Calif. ... was named to the All-America Watch List ... earned Best Offense/Defense award in 2009 as well as Most Improved as a freshman in 2008 ... played for coach Debbie Cisneros as well as former CSUN women's coach Walt Ker ... graduated in 2011 with a 3.02 grade point average.
Born July 26, 1993 in Northridge, Calif. ... parents are Erin O'Brien and Craig Kaul ... has two brothers, Christopher and Shawn ... favorites include actors Josh Hartnett, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon, the TV show "Family Guy", the movies "Titanic", "Pearl Harbor" and "The Hangover" ... listens to her iPod as a pre-match ritual ... says volleyball could be improved by "getting rid of the net rules" ... says she would like to switch places for a day with Misty May-Treanor ... major is undecided.
Kills: 9, vs. Long Beach State (9/27/12)
Attempts: 23, at UC Davis (11/16/12)
Blocks: 9 (3x), last at UC Riverside (9/22/12)
Assists: 1 (5x), last vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/3/12)
Aces: 2 (4x), last at Long Beach State (10/27/12)
Digs: 5 (2x), last at Long Beach State (10/27/12)