Dec. 16, 2009
Lexington, KY - Cal State Fullerton middle blocker Kayla Neto added another piece of hardware to her trophy case Wednesday as she was awarded All-American Honorable Mention honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) following a stellar rookie season.
Neto becomes the second Titan in as many seasons and just the second Titan in program history to receive the All-American nod. Brittany Moore earned the award in 2008.
The Clarksburg, Calif., native has already been awarded first-team All-Big West Conference and Big West Freshman player of the year awards, as well as AVCA West Region honorable mention and AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year accolades.
The 6-foot-2 blocker played in every set for the Titans and racked up 2.88 kills per set while leading the team in blocking with 97 total stuffs. Neto also posted the school's third best all-time attack percentage in a season by hitting .317.
The Titans finished the season with a school record 18-12 overall mark and a 8-8 conference record, good for fifth place in the nine team league.