20 - Kayla Lommori
Kayla Lommori
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Yerington, Nev.
High School: Yerington
Position: OH

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Played in 36 sets and racked up 91 kills and blocked eight balls ... hit .400 with nine kills, five assists and a career-high five aces and six digs vs. CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 5) ...scored six service aces along with four kills and three digs vs. Seattle (Sept. 20) ... served four straight service aces vs. Seattle (Sept. 20) ... earned 17 kills vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 17) ... hit .275 with 17 kills vs. USF (Oct. 30).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Yerington High School in Yerington, Nev. ... coached by Anna and Jim Aiazzi ... played volleyball, basketball and ran track ... helped team to state championships three straight years in volleyball (2006-08) ... district MVP, state MVP, and All-Sierra Nevada volleyball team in 2007 and 08 ... Reno Gazette Player of the Year in 2008 ... holds state records in career kills, blocks and aces in a season ... team won state title in basketball when she lettered all four years and played under coach Dorsey Thom ... lettered four times in track and was coached by Gary Stone and Amy Martin; and won three discus state tiles with track team ... vice president of the National Honor Society ... was student council vice president during her freshman year ... played club volleyball with Capital City for coach Justin Malley ... team was 19th at JOs in the 18s American division.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Scott and Leslie Lommori ... has two younger sisters ... enjoys the outdoors, wakeboarding, and listening to music ... studying in the college of Arts and Sciences.

Why Santa Clara? I chose Santa Clara because of my interest in the volleyball program. From visiting and researching the school, I learned about the great academics that Santa Clara has to offer. The campus was very inviting, comfortable and a place I could picture myself spending the next four years. I felt very welcomed on my visit by the coaching staff and players. Overall, Santa Clara felt like a perfect fit for me.