4 - Sarah Vaccaro
Sarah Vaccaro
Height: 5-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Orinda, Calif.
High School: Miramonte
Position: S/L/DS
Major: Coll. of Arts and Sciences

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Earned one service ace against Brown (Sep. 15)

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letter-winner at Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif. … played volleyball for Chris Wells and Shannon Ross … three-time All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League honoree … helped lead the Matadors to a second-place finish in the North Coast Section with a 37-7 record in 2008 … Matadors finished third in the NCS in 2009 … as a junior helped lead the team to a 22-9 record and a second-place finish in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League … honored as the 2011-12 DFAL League MVP.  

CLUB EXPERIENCE: Appeared on four different club teams, making the Junior Olympics eight consecutive years … played three years for the Delta Valley Volleyball Club where she competed in the Junior Olympics twice … spent three season with Golden Bear Volleyball Club and the NorCal Volleyball Club … played for Xceleration during 2011-12 ... club team members included Bronco signee Lacey Maas.

BEACH EXPERIENCE: USA Beach Volleyball Tour Championship 16U Gold Medalist … AAU Junior National Beach Championship 16U Gold Medalist … CBVA Tour Stop 16UChampion (Santa Cruz) … CBVA Tour Championship Second Place (Manhattan Beach).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Sal and Ann Vacarro … both parents are Santa Clara alumni … father, Sal played baseball at Santa Clara and in the minor leagues … mother, Ann, played volleyball at Santa Clara … has two brothers and three sisters John (21- attends UCSB), Mary (19- attends West Point) and younger siblings are James (15), Christina (13) and Catherine (11) … loves baseball and country music … likes Italian food … studying in the College of Arts and Sciences … aspires to graduate and balance a job she loves and find time for her passions.

WHY SHE CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I chose Santa Clara because of its outstanding academics, athletics and community. As a daughter of two alumni, it has always been my dream to be a Bronco. Through my parents, I met many other alumni who had great experiences at Santa Clara University (SCU). Their passion for SCU made me love it even more. I am really excited to be a part of the religious, prestigious community of SCU.