The Aztecs defeat the Anteaters 3-1 on day one of the Aztec Invitational
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Appeared in 19 matches during the season including 15 of 16 of the Aztecs' conference contests ... Had a career-high16 digs in win over New Mexico on Oct. 18 ... Had four other matches in double figures in digs including12 at Boise State (Oct. 11), 11 vs. Wyoming (Oct. 27) and 10 at UNLV (Nov. 1) ... Three service aces vs. Nevada on Nov. 20 was a personal career best ... Also had a personal best two service aces in match vs. Colorado State on Oct. 25 ... Named to the Mountain West all-Academic Team as we as being honored as a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Played in all 28 matches with four starts ... Appeared in all but seven sets as a defensive specialist of libero during the season ... Recorded lone kill of the season at Wyoming on Oct. 29 ... Had a career-high nine digs on two occasions: at Wyoming on Oct. 29 and vs. UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 25 ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic Team as well as being named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete ... In addition, was honored as an SDSU Scholar-Athlete.
Attended Oregon as a freshman for the 2009-10 academic term but did not play volleyball for the Ducks ... Joined the team for the 2010 season ... Appeared in 14 sets last season recording one kill and a pair of digs at the libero position.
A three-year letterwinner at Presentation High School in San Jose ... Coached there by Ryan Cooling ... Was a West Catholic Athletic League second-team selection as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Helped team place third in the Central Coast Section in 2008 ... Also lettered in volleyball as a freshman at Archbishop Mitty High School ... Graduated with a 3.8 cumulative gpa.
Played for City Beach Volleyball Cub in Santa Clara, Calif., for five years ... Team captured fifth place in the National Division at the 2009 Junior Olympics .... Also took fifth in 2007 in the American Division ... Named a Junior Olympics All-American with the 16 Black team ... Played on squad the won National Division bronze at the JO's in 2005.
Courtney Lynn Vaccarello was born Jan. 17, 1991, in Sunnyvale, Calif. ... Daughter of Rick and Jeanette Vaccarello ... enjoys surfing, fishing, swimming, camping and traveling ... Career plans include playing volleyball overseas or pursuing a career in law .... Also recruited by Arizona, Maryland, TCU, San Francisco and Cornell .... A psychology major at San Diego State.