NORTHRIDGE - 2008
Siara Grayson appeared in a career-high 30 matches and 113 sets during her sophomore season ... had her finest season at Northridge after posting career-high's in kills (261), attacks (787), aces (37), digs (201) and blocks (28) ... finished second on the team in kills with 261 and ranked fourth in kills per game at 2.31 ... led the Matadors with 37 aces which was fourth-best in the Big West Conference ... had double figures in kills in 14 of the 30 matches in which she played ... matched her career-high with 18 kills while hitting .244 in the Matadors' five-set upset of No. 23 Long Beach State (Nov. 21) ... notched her first career double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs in Northridge's five-set win at CSU Bakersfield (Nov. 6) ... also served a career-best seven aces in the win over the Roadrunners ... set a new career-high with 14 digs on two occasions; vs. UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 26) and at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 8) ... was named to the Pepperdine Asics Classis All-Tournament Team after pounding 26 kills to go with 11 digs and a pair of aces in two matches ... was one of four Northridge student-athletes named to the Big West All-Academic Team.
Grayson was granted a medical hardship season after injuring her shoulder during the early part of the season ... will be a sophomore entering the 2008 season ... appeared in seven matches posting 27 kills and a .146 hitting percentage ... also added four aces, five digs and six blocks in her abbreviated season.
Appeared in 23 matches and 79 games as a true freshman ... earned 20 starts at outside hitter ... finished fourth on the Matadors with 225 kills but tied for second on the team averaging 2.85 kills per game ... also contributed 56 digs (0.71 dpg) and 24 blocks (0.30 bpg) ... pounded a season-high 18 kills in Northridge's 3-1 win at UC Riverside (Oct. 14) and added 17 kills on three other occasions ... notched double figures in kills 11 times during the season ... hit a season-high .467 against Xavier (Sept. 8) ... had 17 kills with a season-high two aces and eight digs in the Matadors' five-game win over Hofstra (Aug. 26) ... was named to the All-Tournament Team at Northridge's Fremont Investment & Loan Invitational (Sept. 1-2).
JUAN DIEGO CATHOLIC HS
Earned varsity letters in both volleyball and track & field at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah ... was a four-year starter for the Soaring Eagles and was named team captain for the 2003 and 2005 seasons ... earned Second Team All-State honors in 2004 for the team that finished 14-1 and were region champions ... was a two-time team MVP in 2004 and 2005 ... finished third in the state in the javelin and was fourth in the high jump, long jump and javelin ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.96 grade point average.
Born November 5, 1987 in Reno, Nev. ... parents are Teri and Scott Grayson ... has one older brother, Tim ... her father played football for the University of Utah ... also competes for the High Country volleyball club team, which finished 11th in the Nationals in 2005 ... favorites include "The Family Guy", sushi and the band Fall Out Boy ... chose Northridge because "It was somewhat close to home and in a warm state" ... says Martin Luther King Jr. is the one person in history she would like to meet ... couldn't imagine going a week without coffee ... major is Civil Engineering.