19 - Alia Casino
Alia Casino
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: St. Francis HS
Position: DS/L
EXP: 2V

CSUN - 2013
Alia Casino appeared in 26 matches and 71 sets during her sophomore season ... served primarily as a defensive specialist ... finished the season with 25 digs (0.35 dps) which included a season-high six digs at UC Davis (Nov. 30) ... also notched three digs against both Coppin State (Sept. 20) and at Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 5) ... served four aces on the season, including a pair in the Matadors' five-set win at Fresno State (Aug. 31) ... also contributed four assists in 26 matches.


CSUN - 2012
Casino appeared in 26 matches and 88 sets in her first season as a Matador ... finished the season with 150 digs which was fifth best on the squad ... averaged 1.70 digs per set which ranked sixth ... was a threat from the service line, finishing the season with 20 aces which was good for third on the team ... also added 28 assists (0.32 aps), the fourth-best total on the squad ... wound up with a .953 serve receive percentage ... had a season-high 16 digs in CSUN's 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 3) ... posted 12 digs at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 21) and had 10 digs against both Cal Poly (Oct. 6) and UC Davis (Nov. 16) ... served a season-best three aces in the Matadors' four-set win at Cal State Fullerton ... notched her first collegiate kill against Cal Poly (Nov. 1) and dished out a season-high four assists at Long Beach State (Oct. 27).


SAINT FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL
Casino prepped at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. ... The Lancers were Central Coast Section champions in 2010 and 2011 ... also won West Catholic Athletic League, NorCal and State championships in 2010 ... was a team captain in 2011 and 2012 ... graduated in 2012 with a 3.0 grade point average.


PERSONAL
Born May 6, 1994 in Redwood City, Calif. ... parents are Darlene and Antonio Casino ... has two brothers, Justin and Ekahi and five sisters, Asia, Amelia, Ariana, Gabby and Tara ... Asia played volleyball at San Jose State while brother Ekahi played football for the Spartans ... was also recruited by Hawai'i, Santa Clara, Pacific and Cornell ... also played for the Vision Volleyball Club ... favorites include the San Francisco 49ers, Michael Jordan, actors Taye Diggs and Drew Barrymore and Thai food ... listens to music as a pre-match ritual ... lists her mom as her greatest hero because "she is always there for me and supports me no matter what and works really hard all the time" ... major is Tourism, Hospitality, Recreation Management.


CAREER HIGHS 

Kills: 1, vs. Cal Poly (11/1/12)

Attempts: 1 (6x), last at Hawaii (11/23/13)

Blocks: 0

Assists: 4, at Long Beach State (10/27/12)

Aces: 3, at Cal State Fullerton (9/21/12)

Digs: 16, vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/3/12)

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