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8   Cerina Pele
Cerina Pele

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gardena, CA

High School:
Bishop Montgomery

Height:
5-10

Position:
Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist

Birthdate:
11/21/1982

Club Team:
Spoilers Volleyball Club


At Florida State: Played in all 33 matches and one of two players (Aisha Carr) to play in all 123 games during her senior year...recorded 20 double-digit kill performances in 2003...returned for her senior year after suffering a late season ankle injury in 2002…enters her senior season at the defensive specialist position…finished the 2002 season ranked fourth on the team in digs with 230…set a career-high in digs against Wake Forest on October 20th during her junior season with 17…ranked third on the team in set assists in 2002 and fourth on the team in 2001.

Senior Year (2003): Played in all 33 matches and one of two players (Aisha Carr) to play in all 123 games...recorded 20 double-digit dig performances...had four digs and four kills against then-No. 15 Kansas State (8/29)...posted four assists versus Michigan in the Florida State Invitational (8/30)...in return to her home state of California, Pele recorded 13 digs and two kills against St. Mary’s (9/12)...posted 11 digs versus Houston at the UC Irvine Sundset Classic (9/13)...totaled 30+ digs in both the UC Irvine Sunset Classic and FSU Classic tournaments...against Jacksonville (9/19) in the FSU Classic she had11 digs, four kills on five attacks (.800), two assists, one service ace and one block...tallied 12 digs and one assist versus in-state rival Miami (9/19)...had 16 digs in the Seminoles’ opening conference win over NC State (9/26)...recorded a career-high 22 digs at North Carolina (9/27)...posted 14 digs against Wake Forest (10/4) to lead the team...notched 18 digs at Virginia (10/10), her 10th double-digit dig performance of the season...totaled 21 digs against Clemson (10/17), one shy of tying her career-high...racked up 21 digs at Duke (10/24) to mark her thid 20+ dig performance of the season...tied for the team-high with seven digs against USF (10/29)...had yet another double-digit dig performance with 16 against North Carolina (10/31)...with 11 digs against Maryland (11/14) and 15 digs on Senior Day against Virginia (11/16)...recorded double-digit digs in 19 of her last 27 matches...in the first round of the ACC Tournament, posted 17 digs and two service aces against NC State (11/20)...recorded 10 digs in her final game as a Seminole at Georgia (11/28).

Junior Year (2002): As a team captain, she proved her leadership on the court throughout the season...saw action in 30 matches over the span of the season...was fourth on the team in digs with 230...averaged 2.15 digs per game...set a career-high 17 digs against Wake Forest October 20th...tied her previous career-high of 15 digs twice during the season against South Florida and Maryland...had double-digit digs 11 times...was third on the team in assists…earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition for 2002-2003.

Sophomore Year (2001): Saw action in every match during her sophomore season...best performance by percentage was a .500 showing at North Carolina...set career-high’s in kills (6), attacks (28) and digs (15) against Fresno State in the first match of the season...notched double-digit digs on two different occasions, one against Fresno State and the other against Virginia...ranked fourth on the Lady Seminole squad in set assists...completed her sophomore campaign averaging 1.39 digs per game...showed her strength on the floor picking up 147 digs while also tallying 11 kills and 58 attacks…earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition for 2001-2002.

Freshman Year (2000): Showed her strength on the floor, picking up 141 digs in her rookie season...played in 78 games of 22 matches, missing some matches due to various injuries...recorded 23 kills and 33 assists... had double-digit digs on five different occasions, including the opening match of the regular season against FAU, in which she had 10 digs and two assists...picked up a season-high 14 digs against Charleston Southern, 13 digs at Virginia and 11 digs at Duke, before rounding out the season with 10 digs in the Seminoles’ win at NC State...averaged 1.81 digs per game…had a season-high five kills at Virginia...top hitting performance was .286 against Illinois in the championship match of the Lady Seminole Classic…earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition for 2000-2001.

High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner at Bishop Montgomery High in Torrance, California...named the 1999 CIF Co-Player of the Year after helping her team to the CIF Division 3 championship and state finals... a two-time all-state honoree...earned first team all-CIF honors as a junior and was a second team choice as a sophomore...competed at the club level for the Spoilers, who were Volleyball Festival National Champions in both 1996 and 1998...led the Spoilers to a third-place finish at the 1999 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in 17 Club and garnered all-tournament team honors...excellent student who maintained a 3.7 grade point average.

Personal: Majoring in Communication Studies…born on November 21, 1982…daughter of Sosai and Roxanne Pele…a three-time member of the ACC Academic honor roll.

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