The Aztecs defeat the Pilots 3-2 during day 2 of the Aztec Invitational.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Started 27 times as a right side hitter ... Season-high 14 kills came at Northern Arizona on Sept. 6 ... Had a string of four consecutive matches reaching double figures in kills from Oct. 5-17 .. Over that span averaged 3.0 kills per set ... Recorded a personal best .478 hitting percentage vs. San Jose State when she had 13 kills with two errors on 23 attacks ... Career-high three service aces in four-set win over Harvard on Sept. 13 ... Season high of six digs vs. Idaho (Sept. 7) and at New Mexico (Oct. 10) ...Top blocking effort came vs. Northeastern when she finished with six block assists ... Finished in double figures in points in 10 matches with a high of 15.0 at Northern Arizona (Sept. 6) and vs. San Jose State (Oct. 5).
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Started 29 of SDSU's 31 matches ... Set her personal career high with 15 kills in the four-set win at Boise State on Oct. 11 ... Career-best 17.5 points came in that match as well ... Other top kill effort came against Idaho when she had 13 kills while hitting .524 ... Also had 12 kills against Santa Clara in SDSU's next match ... Season-best six digs came in that match vs. Idaho ... Set a career-high with nine block assists at Air Force on Oct. 13 ...
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Appeared in 21 matches as a true freshman with nine starts ... Had a season-high .538 hitting percentage in the first match in which she appeared vs. Portland on Aug. 27 ... Recorded a personal best 10 kills in matches at UC Riverside (Sept. 25) and vs. UNLV (Oct. 21) ... Finished with a season-best 13.5 points in that match at UC Riverside ... Turned is carer-high12 digs in four-set win at TCU on Oct. 6 ... Season-best seven blocks came at UC Riverside (Sept.25).
Played three seasons of volleyball at Damonte Ranch High School where she was coached by her mother, Velvet Steel ... Transferred to Robert McQueen HS for her senior season and did not play volleyball there ... As a junior averaged 4.8 kills per game for a team that went 33-2 and was ranked third in the state ... During her sophomore season her stats included 4.5 kps along with over two blocks per game ... As a junior basketball player at Damonte Ranch, she averaged 6.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per contest.
Has competed as a middle blocker for three different clubs: Sierra Nevada club (Reno, Nev.), Northern Nevada Juniors (Reno, Nev.) and Tava Hawaii (Honolulu).
Chaiymin Steel was born June 4, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Daughter of Ray and Velvet Steel ... Played high school volleyball on teams with sisters Scharae and Shariece ... Scharae played volleyball at College of Southern Idaho while Shariece played at Shoreline CC... Enjoys swimming, church and spending time with family ... Favorite athlete is former NBA player Dennis rodman ... Was also recruited by USC, Oregon, Boise State and Texas ... Career plans to become a dentist ... Undeclared major at San Diego State.