5 - Caroline Walters
Caroline Walters
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.
High School: Los Gatos
Position: L

AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Started in all 31 of the Broncos contests ... received All-WCC honorable mention accolades ... set a new conference and school record for career digs with her final total of 1932 ... led the Broncos with 476 digs ... finished her career ranked first in all-time digs and dig average ... posted a season-best 25 digs against Pepperdine (Nov. 17)collected 16 digs against Saint Mary's (Nov. 9) ... received WCC Player of the Week honors (Oct. 29-Nov. 4) ... broke SCU and WCC all-time digs record after compiling 18 digs against then-No. 15 San Diego (Nov. 3) ... tallied 16 digs against USF (Nov. 1) ... posted a match-high 13 digs against LMU (Oct. 20) ... dished out two service aces and collected 14 digs against Pepperdine (Oct. 18) ... tied the match-high 18 digs against Sacramento State (Oct. 9) ... collected a match-high 18 digs against USF (Oct. 7) ... tallied 12 digs against then-No. 14 San Diego (Oct. 4) ... registered 21 digs against Gonzaga (Sept. 29) ... recorded 21 digs and two assists against Portland (Sept. 27) ... collected 13 digs against UNLV (Sept. 23) ... tallied 10 digs against San Jose State (Sept. 21) ... posted a match-high 23 digs against Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... compiled 20 digs against UCSB (Sept. 15) ... tallied a match0high 21 digs and had seven assists against UC Davis (Sept. 13) ... collected 20 digs and two service aces against then-No. 16 Hawai'i (Sept. 8) ... regsitered a match-high 17 digs against Eastern Washington (Sept. 7) ... had 19 digs and two service aces against Wichita State (Sept. 6) ... recorded a team-best 16 digs against Florida (Sept. 1) ... posted a match-high 18 digs against Georgia Southern (Aug. 31) ... tied the match-high 11 digs against NC State (Aug. 31) ... dished out two assists and posted 17 digs against Boise State (Aug. 25) ... registered 14 digs in Season Opener against CSU-Fullerton (Aug. 24).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Started 27 matches and played 94 games ... named All-WCC honorable mention for third year in a row ... reached double digits in digs in 25 of 27 matches in which she played ... had eight 20+ dig performances on the year ... made 23 digs against Kansas State on Aug. 26 ... made 24 digs in win over Sacramento State on Sept. 19 ... posted 21 digs in win at Gonzaga on Oct. 12 ... had 20 digs and six assists against Saint Mary's on Oct. 28 ... turned in career-high 31 digs in NCAA first-round match against Missouri on Dec. 2.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Saw action in 115 out of 118 games as the libero and started all 32 matches... distinguished herself as one of the West Coast Conference's best players in the back row with 516 digs and a 4.49 digs per game average... named to the All-Tournament team of the Palo Alto Regional after Walters' outstanding play helped Santa Clara reach the Final Four... dug a match-high 20 balls against Arizona (12/10)... picked up 28 balls against Sacramento State (12/2)... voted to the Hampton Inn Utah Classic All-Tournament team... posted a pair of 16-dig performances against Fresno State and UC Santa Barbara and was named to the Bronco Invitational All-Tournament team.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: An All-WCC honorable mention honoree... voted Best Defensive Player by teammates... ranked 49th nationally in digs per game (4.93) and second in the WCC... started 26 matches at Libero and saw action in all 27 contests... posted a match-high 26 digs in season opener against Sacramento State in collegiate debut... added 27 digs against Arkansas... notched 21 digs against UCLA... earned All-Tournament Team honors at the TCU adidas Invitational... recorded 20 digs at Hawaii... posted 21 digs at San Jose State... added 21 digs at San Francisco... registered 33 digs against Loyola Marymount to tie for the third best individual performance in program history... added 28 digs against Pepperdine... contributed 24 digs against San Diego... posted 20 digs against San Francisco... added 32 digs at Pepperdine... added 25 digs against Kansas in the NCAA First Round.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Los Gatos (Calif.) High School... played for coach Joe Ripp... team won CCS and NorCal Championships in 2000 and '02... was named the league MVP in 2002 and '03 while earning All-San Jose Mercury News honors in both seasons... a three-time first-team All-League honoree.

PERSONAL: Full name is Caroline Ames Walters... parents are Kevin and Karen Walters... both parents graduated from Santa Clara... father played Bronco baseball and reached the professional ranks through Philadelphia's minor league system... has two siblings... major is Accounting.

 

Walters' Career Statistics

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2004 27 104 4 0 12 .333 13 0 0 513 20 32 0 40
2005 32 115 2 2 11 .000 32 0 0 516 45 47 0 50
2006 27 94 2 0 5 .400 18 0 0 427 49 39 0 33
2007 31 108 1 2 4 -.250 20 0 0 476 45 32 0 29
Career 117 421 9 4 32 .156 83 0 0 1932 159 150 0 152

 

Walters' Career Highs

 

Kills 2 at Pepperdine, Nov. 19, 2004
Attempts 4 at Pepperdine, Nov. 19, 2004
Hitting Pct. 1.000 six times, last vs. Gonzaga, Nov. 11, 2006
Assists 7 vs. UC Davis, Sept. 13, 2007
Aces 3 four times, last vs. Eastern Washington, Sept. 7, 2007
Digs 33 vs. Loyola Marymount, Oct. 22, 2004
Block Solos 0 None
Block Assists 0 None
Total Blocks 0 None