|Hometown:||Castro Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Bishop O'Dowd|
2012 Season Recap: Played in 11 sets and earend 15 kills with 1.36 kills per set and had 11 blocks
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Had three kills and one dig, hitting 375 against Western Illinois (Aug. 26)… returned from injury and was a perfect 4-of-4 vs. Sac. State (Oct.16) ...had three kills and hit .375 at Saint Mary's (Nov. 17) ... earned two kills against Hawaii (Nov. 30)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2012 graduate of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Castro Valley, Calif. ... played volleyball for Chad Salcido (senior year) and Mike Gee (sophomore and junior year) ... her senior year team was 25-12 in 2011 with an 11-1 league record, winning the league title for the 10th straight year ... she was team captain her senior year ... 13.4 kpg, 6.6 bpg and 3.3 dpg with 42 aces on the year her last year ... named first team all-league her junior and senior years ... her junior year team was undefeated league champions, D2 NCS champions (fourth NCS title in a row) ... her sophomore year team was 37-9 and 12-0 in league play and D3 NCS Champions, finishing in second place at Nor-Cals ... 2000 graduate of Bishop O'Dowd, Kelli Sousa '04, played for Santa Clara and was a three-time All-WCC honoree, including twice on the First Team (2002 and '03) ... 30 Dragon student-athletes from Bishop O'Dowd to sign a National Letter of Intent to play at the collegiate level, including Max Ornstil who signed an NLI to play soccer for the Broncos ... Bishop O’Dowd High School Volleyball program is one of the most successful volleyball programs in the Bay Area. For the past 18 seasons, the varsity squad has finished the season no less than 3rd place in the North Coast Section Championships.
CLUB EXPERIENCE: Played for Xceleration Volleyball Club out of Alameda and Concord, Calif. ... qualified for Nationals with Nor-Cal 16-1 in Reno, Xceleration 18-1 in Atlanta and Xceleration 18-1 in Columbus ... played club volleyball with Bronco signee Sarah Vaccaro (18Blue) ... had nine club members commit to playing college volleyball.
PERSONAL: Parents are Kevin Maas and Carrie Maas ... mom graduated from Arizona State University ... father was drafted in the 1990 MLB 22nd round out of Cal by the New York Yankees ... played four years for the Yankees and also played in the Padres, Red and Twins organizations and for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan; and currently works for Charles Schwab as financial consultant ... has a brother named Christian (15) ... enjoys going to baseball games, the beach, country music, playing with her cat, traveling and watching the Yankees win.
WHY I CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I chose Santa Clara because it felt like a perfect fit for me. As soon as I set foot on campus I knew it was where I wanted to be. I really liked the academic reputation and felt very welcomed by the volleyball program. Santa Clara University is also located in an ideal location for me that’s close enough but far enough from my hometown.