5 - Sam Orlandini
Sam Orlandini
Born: 02/28/1990
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Canada, Calif.
High School: Flintridge Sacred Heart Prep
Position: S
EXP: 3V

NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Sam Orlandini appeared in a career-high 31 matches and 107 sets as a junior ... started 28 of the 31 matches in which she appeared ... heads into her senior season with 2,608 career assists which ranks third in Northridge history ... has a career assists average of 8.87 in 294 career sets ... posted a career-high 1,009 sets in 2010 while averaging a career-best 9.43 assists per set ... also led the team in aces with 33 (0.31) which ranked second in the Big?West ... was fifth on the Matadors with 212 digs (1.98 dps) and added 61 blocks and 90 kills ... finished second on the team with seven double-doubles, highlighted by a 44 assist and a career-best 19 dig effort at Sacramento State (Sept. 10) ... dished out a season-high 52 assists against UC?Santa Barbara (Sept. 24)?and had 50 assists on two other occasions ... served a season-high four aces in CSUN's 3-1 win at Santa Clara (Sept. 10) and had at least three aces in a match four times ... had 45 assists, 10 digs, three aces and a career-best seven blocks in the Matadors' five-set win over UC?Irvine (Oct. 16) ... was named to the UNLV?Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 9.64 assists per set over three CSUN?wins.

2009
Orlandini appeared in 27 matches, playing in 99 sets ... earned 22 starts at setter ... led the Matadors with 742 assists and 7.49 assists per set ... ranked ninth in the Big West in assists per set ... heads into her junior season with 1,599 career assists which ranks eighth on the Cal State Northridge career assists list ... also led the team in aces with 27 which gives her 40 aces in two seasons ... was fourth on the squad in digs with 190 (1.92 dps) and seventh in blocks with 21 (0.21 bps) ... also contributed 24 kills (0.24 kps) while hitting .181 from the setter position ... posted a career-high 57 assists in the Matadors' five-set win over Northern Arizona (Aug. 29) ... also eclipsed 50 assists with 53 against Fresno State (Sept. 18) ... had nine double-doubles in 2009 giving her 16 in her Matador career ... had 25 assists and a career-high 15 digs against CSU?Bakersfeld (Oct. 30) ... served a career-high five aces in Northridge's three-set sweep over Boise State (Aug. 29) ... notched three kills on four different occasions.

2008
Appeared in 25 matches and 88 sets as true freshman ... started 24 matches ... earned Big West Conference All-Freshman Team honors becoming the fifth consecutive Northridge freshman to be named to the conference's All-Freshman squad ... led the Matadors and finished sixth in the Big West in assists (857, 9.74 per set) ... finished fifth on the team in digs (172) and was sixth aces (13) ... also added 21 kills and 36 blocks on the season ... notched a Matador season-high 55 assists on a pair of occasions; vs. Texas State (Sept. 19) and against UC?Riverside (Oct. 31) ... recorded at least 50 assists in a match four times during the campaign ... fnished second on the Matadors with seven double-doubles including 43 assists and a season-high 13 digs in her collegiate debut at Boise State (Aug. 30).

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART PREP
Was a four-year letterwinner at Flintridge Sacred Heart Prep in La Cañada,?Calif. ... as a senior set the California state high school record for career assists ... earned first team All-CIF?honors in 2006 and 2007 and was a four-time All-Mission League selection (2004-07) ... was also named Glendale News Press MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... played three seasons (2005-07) with her mom as her head coach ... graduated in 2008.

PERSONAL
Born February 28, 1990 ... parents are Michelle and Jerome Orlandini ... has one older brother, Vincent and one younger sister, Jenna ... her parents both attended Cal State Northridge, her mom played volleyball and dad played football ... favorites include the San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers star Pau Gasol, actors Paul Walker and Jessica Alba and the TV?show "One Tree Hill" ... says her greatest moment in sports was the 2007 CIF Finals ... major is Family and Consumer Sciences - Apparel Merchandising.

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