NORTHRIDGE - 2009
Janet Alvarado appeared in 13 matches in her first season at Northridge ... played outside hitter as well as defensive specialist during her junior season ... tallied 23 kills (1.05 kps) in 108 swings ... also contributed 24 digs (1.09 dps) and six total blocks (0.27 bps) ... knocked down a season-high five kills to go with a pair of digs at Cal Poly (Nov. 20) ... had four kills in one set of action in the Matadors' 3-0 win over Portland (Sept. 19) ... served her only ace of the season at Pacific (Sept. 26) ... notched a season-high five digs on two occasions; vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 6) and vs. UC Davis (Oct. 24) ... had a pair of block assists against UC Irvine (Oct. 6 and Nov. 7).
L.A. PIERCE COLLEGE
Alvarado spent two seasons (2006-07, 2008-09) at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... earned First Team All-Western State Conference for the Brahmas both seasons ... played for coach Nabil Mardini ... Pierce finished with the best record in the program's history at 32-2 and won its eighth consecutive WSC conference title in 2008 ... also played guard for the Brahmas basketball team ... earned her associate of arts degree in 2009.
Competed in both volleyball and basketball at University High School in Santa Monica, Calif. ... was an All-City outside hitter for the Wildcats as a senior in 2006 ... played volleyball for coach Carry Eich ... graduated in 2006.
Born November 30, 1988 in Los Anggeles, Calif. ... parents are Maria and Emilio Alvarado ... has two brothers, Emilio and Orlando and one sister, Abigail ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, former NBA star Michael Jordan, actor Ben Stiller, the TV show "The Office" and the movie "Zoolander" ... favorite website is Wikipedia.org ... says her iPod is the one possession she could not live without ... major is Child and Adolescent Development.