Kristen Castillo
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Kristen  Castillo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

High School:
Bishop Montgomery HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
S

Birthdate:
04/20/1986

Experience:
3V

SAN DIEGO STATE 2006
Appeared in 24 of the team's 30 matches, starting on six occasions ... Hit .347 as a setter ... Overall average of 6.47 assists per game ranked 10th in the Mountain West Conference ... Set a career high with 51 assists in four-game win over Wyoming on Oct. 5 ... Career total of 2,056 assists ranks sixth in the Aztec record book ... Season high three kills on three occasions, last time at TCU on Sept. 30 ... Recorded eight digs at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 16 ... Personal season-best two service aces at Oregon on Sept. 9 ... Lone blocks of the season were a solo and an assist vs. Wyoming (Oct. 5) ... Winner of MWC Scholar-Athlete Award given to players with minimum 3.60 grade point average ... Named to the 2006 conference fall all-academic team ... A 2006-07 SDSU Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2005
Started every match and played every game as one of two setters in SDSU's 6-2 formation ... Rotated at the position with teammate Leah Lathrop ... Averaged 6.70 assists and 1.43 digs per game ... In conference play, averages were 6.95 kpg and 1.39 dpg ... Recorded 22 matches with 20 or more assists ... Season-high three kills on four occasions ... Hit .359 from her setter position, an improvement of almost 100 points over her average the previous season ... Committed just five attack errors on 78 chances ... Season personal best three service aces in season opener vs. Liberty ... Had three double-doubles (assists-digs) during the season ... Tied career high of 10 digs on three occasions: vs. Cal State Fullerton, at Loyola Marymount and at Utah ... Season-high 37 assists came against Utah in final league match of the year ... Her two-year total of 1,629 assists ranks ninth on the Aztec career list ... Had her lone block of the season in the contest at UNLV ... Named to the Mountain West Conference all-academic team.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2004
Finished with an assist average in conference matches of 10.68 per game to rank fifth in the league ... Personal-best 50 assists at Air Force on Nov. 12 ... Career-high eight kills against UNLV on Oct. 22 ... Followed that up with seven kills at Wyoming on Oct. 30 ... In those two matches, hit .800 and .700 respectively ... Her six aces vs. James Madison (Sept. 11) were the most by an Aztec since Robyn Gregg had nine vs. Air Force on Oct. 18, 2002 ... Had a hitting percentage of .330 in Mountain West Conference play ... Named to the 2004 MWC all-academic team ... A 2004-05 MWC Scholar-Athlete award winner with a 3.85 gpa.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won three varsity volleyball letters at Bishop Montgomery HS ... Was the 2003 athlete of the year ... First team South Bay all-CIF as a senior and CIF Player of the Year ... Daily Breeze all-area selection in 2003 ... CIF champions in 2002 and 2003 ... CIF finalists in 2000 and 2001 ... Daily Breeze second team as a junior in 2002 ... Second team all-CIF and all league in 2002 ... Sportsmanship award at state championships in 2002 ... Second team all-league as a sophomore and team's most improved ... Graduated summa cum laude and was on the principal's honor roll four years ... Played for South Bay Volleyball Club ... As a member of SBVC 18-and-under team, placed 13th at the Davis Festival in 2003 and 10th in 2004.

PERSONAL
Kristen Anne Castillo was born April 20, 1986, in Torrance, Calif. ... Daughter of Susan and Tony Castillo ... Enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, watching movies and playing miniature golf ... A nursing major at San Diego State.

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