21 - Alexandra Palmer
Alexandra Palmer
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School: Laguna Beach
Position: S

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Suffered a wrist injury at Hawaii (Aug. 30) and was unable to play at full strength for most of season ... served two aces against Western Michigan (Aug. 30) and Sacramento State (Sept. 5) ... earned one kill against UCSB (Sept. 16) ... hit .333 with one kill against Seattle University (Sept. 19).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. ... coached by Lance Stewart ... 2008 Prep Volleyball All- American and Academic All-American ... ... was tabbed for Senior Ace team on PrepVolleyball.com website and as one of Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 ... 2008 first team all-county ... 2008 CIF first team ... team won the CIF Division II championships in 2006-07 ... runner ups in CIF state championship in 2006 ... 2008 USA Volleyball Junior A2 National Training Team ... ... played club volleyball with Laguna Beach VBC for coach Michael Soylular ... club team won the bronze medal at the JO 18 Open when she was named to the al-tournament ... club team won 16 Open JOs in 2006 when she was named the MVP.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Sylvain and Rosemary Palmer ... has a younger brother, Andrew and a younger sister, Allison ... enjoys reading and hanging out with friends ... major is combined sciences.

Why Santa Clara? From the moment I saw the campus, I knew that Santa Clara would be a great place to spend the next four years of my life. I had heard from many family friends about the opportunities that Santa Clara offered. The University's prestigious academics and exceptional volleyball program seemed like a perfect fit. The size of the school also played a big role because coming from a small town and school, I like to be close with those around me and feel like a part of the community.