4 Kayla Neto
|Birth Date:||Dec. 14, 1990|
|High School:||Christian Brothers HS|
TITANS `11: Played and started in all 111 sets • Had 10-or-more kills in 26 of the Titans' 29 matches • Had 10-or-more digs in 21 of the Titans' 29 matches • Led the team with 19 double-doubles (kills and digs) and recorded a season-best seven of them in a row from Sept. 10 to Sept. 30 • Finished with 20-or-more kills seven times and set a career high with 26 kills on Sept. 10 vs. South Dakota at the Montana Tournament • Became the seventh member of the Titans' 1000-kill club on Nov. 1 at UC Irvine • Her 442 kills was the 10th best single-season performance in school history • Tied the Big West Conference player of the Year Jennifer Keddy (Cal Poly) with the most total kills on the year (442) and ranked second in kills per set (3.98) • Finished second to Keddy in points and points per set (496.5/4.47) • Her 496.5 total points was the eighth best single-season performance in school history • Was second on the team in total blocks (47.0) with 18 solos and 29 assists • Posted a career-best 29.5 points on On Sept.10 against South Dakota when she posted 26 kills, 12 digs, three blocks and an ace • Was named to two (LMU and Arizona) pre-season all-tournament teams • Joined Brittany Moore and Cami Croteau as the only Titans to earn All-Big West first-team honors three times in their career • Was among 207 volleyball player to participate in open tryouts for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in February.
TITANS `10: Was one of four Titans to play in all 112 sets on the year • Her .320 attack percentage ranked 6th in the Big West Conference and 129th in the nation and was also the third-highest single-season mark in Titan history • An All-Big West Conference first-team selection • Her 3.04 kills per set ranked her 9th in the Big West • Set a season high with eight digs on Sept. 17 versus Penn • Finished with double figures in kills 19 times including a season-high effort on Oct. 9 against UC Davis when she tallied 18 • Had five matches in a row (Aug. 28 to Sept. 10) with 11-or-more kills and finished the season with three straight matches with 12-or-more kills • Had a dig in all but three matches and totaled 96 scoops on the year • Was 2nd on the team with 82 total blocks behind Leah Maurer • Posted a season-high five total blocks on three occasions, all during conference play • Racked up a season-best 22.0 points on Oct. 9 versus UC Davis with 18 kills, one service ace, one dig and five blocks.
TITANS `09: Had the best freshman campaign in the history of the Titan volleyball program • Was named an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention (just the second in school history) and AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year (first in school history) • Was a Big West Conference first-team selection and conference freshman player of the year • Was named to the AVCA All-West Region Team • Was a two-time Big West Player of the Week (Oct. 5 and Nov. 9) • Played in all 106 of the Titans sets, one of just three Titans to do that • Posted double digits in kills on 16 occasions, with a career-high 22 on Nov. 7 at Pacific. • Hit .319 as a rookie, the 3rd best mark by any Titan in the Cal State Fullerton single-season record book • Led the team in blocking with 97.0 total blocks and 18 solos • Ranked 114th in the NCAA and 5th in the Big West in attack percentage • Was named to the Embassy Suites Fullerton Classic All-Tournament Team • Hit a season best .600 (15-0-25) on Oct. 2 vs. Cal Poly.
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HS: Was a four-year letterwinner at Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, Calif.) under Head Coach Jeff Deter • Led the Falcons to a CIF Championship as a senior in 2008 making that four consecutive SAC-Joaquin Section titles for the Falcons • Posted a team-leading 280 kills, 60 blocks and 318 digs to help lift her team to a 34-8 overall record and a Div. IV runners up finish in state • Was named to the Div. IV All-Tournament Team • Was named the Sierra Valley League's Co-Most Valuable Player in 2008-09 • Was a four-time All-Sierra Valley League honoree and holds CBHS career records for aces (187), kills (827) and blocks (357) • Named a Sacramento Bee Player to Watch and All-Metro Player of the Year in 2008-09 • Was awarded the All-City High School Sports Award by the Sacramento River Cats • Was named one of Prep Volleyball's Top 250 Senior Aces • Was a three-time Honor Roll student (3.5 GPA or higher) • Won the 2006-07 David Dacon Memorial Award for her sportsmanship and honor both on and off the court • Earned the CBHS Teacher's Award in Physical Education in 2007-08.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 14, 1990, in Sacramento, Calif. • Full name is Kayla A Neto • Parents are Katherine and Doug Neto • Majoring in communications/advertising • Was named a member of the National Honor Society in April of 2009.