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4 Keala Kaio-Perez


2016 (Jr.): Played in 16 matches for UAA squad that won Great Northwest Athletic Conference title, earned program-best 34-3 overall record, and reached NCAA Div. II National Title Match ... saw action in 56 sets before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice in late September ... recorded multiple digs in four of last nine outings, including season-high 13 digs in 4-set victory over Dixie State ... other top efforts included 12 digs and 3 aces in 5-set win over No. 15 Cal State San Bernardino; 10 digs in 3 sets of 5-set win at playoff qualifier Simon Fraser; and 5 aces in home sweep of Westminster ... finished season with team's best aces average at 0.43 per set.

BEFORE UAA:
Averaged 3.01 digs per set as sophomore in 2015 for NJCAA national runner-up Western Nebraska Community College … played every match for Cougars’ 42-5 squad … named Libero of the Year at Region 9 Championships, helping WNCC to repeat title … had 25 performances with double-digit digs in 2015, including season-high 26 in 5-set win over eventual national champion Southern Idaho … played right-side hitter as freshman at WNCC in 2014, averaging 1.29 kills and 2.42 digs per set for team that placed 7th at NJCAA national tourney.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball, serving as team captain for both squads … earned All-Oahu Interscholastic Association honors all four years in volleyball and last two years in basketball … led hoops team to OIA runner-up finish as junior and 5th place at State tourney as senior … earned multiple academic awards -- including U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award -- and was team MVP in both sports.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 13, 1996 … daughter of Daniel Perez and Luana Kaio … has two brothers and two sisters … physical education major.

Career Highs
Kills – 1 vs Seattle Pacific, 9/17/16
Attacks – 5 vs Cal State San Bernardino, 9/8/16
Attack Pct. – -.200 (0-1-5) vs Cal State San Bernardino, 9/8/16
Aces – 5 vs Westminster, 9/1/16
Assists – 3, three times (last: at Western Washington, 9/22/16)
Block Assists – 0
Block Solos – 0
Total Blocks – 0
Digs – 13 vs Dixie State, 9/9/16


Career Stats
Season  SP MP   K  K/S   E   TA   Pct  A  A/S  SA SA/S SE
2016    56 16   2 0.04   4   18 -.111 19 0.34  24 0.43 37

Season DIG  D/S  RE  BS BA TB  B/S BE BHE  Points Pts/S
2016   105 1.88  10   0  0  0 0.00  0   2    26.0  0.46

Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waimanalo, Hawaii
High School: Kailua HS
Other College: Western Nebraska CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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