Appeared in 13 matches after coming to SDSU from University of San Francisco...Played exclusively in the back row...Played three games in the match vs. North Carolina State, finishing with one kill and six digs...Had two digs in three games at Brigham Young...Also had three digs vs. UC Irvine...Recorded service aces in two of her first three games as an Aztec.
AT USF (2001 & 2001)
Played in 27 games over 14 matches during the 2001 campaign...Average 1.19 digs per game, a number that increased to 1.75 per game in conference action...Saw action in 26 matches as a freshman in 2000...Provided solid defense and passing from the back row....Averaged 1.9 digs per game...Recorded career-high 16 digs against Idaho State (9/2) and equaled mark against Portland (10/28)...Tallied career-high four kills at Saint Mary's (11/10)...Recorded 10 digs at Portland (9/29).
Had a standout prep career at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar...Junior All-American in 1998...Two-time Avocado League Player of the Year as a junior and senior...Won four tournament MVP trophies...Member of the silver-medal-winning team at the 1999 Junior Nationals...Won back-to-back All-CIF First Team selections in 1998-99...San Diego Union-Tribune and North County Times County Player of the Year in 1999...Powered Torrey Pines to pair of CIF Volleyball Championships...Named Amateur Athlete of the Month by the San Diego Hall of Champions...Athletic Academic Team selection...Won high honors on the Golden State Exam.
Natalie Hayes Sande was born Oct. 11, 1981, in San Diego...Daughter of Russ and Sue Sande...Speaks fluent Spanish...Hobbies include beach volleyball and traveling...Career goal is to be work in commercial real estate...Majoring in public relations.