|City/State:||Brush Prairie, Wash.|
The two-time Washington 3A all-state, three-time all-region and four-time all-league pick helped her Prairie prep team to a third-place state finish and a pair of district titles. Is one of two freshman setters in 2010 that will be key additions and will replace graduated player Nevena Djordjevic who racked up a school record 4,400 assists from 2006-09.
Prep: As a senior, the Vancouver Columbian Athlete of the Year was a 3A All-State Second-Team honoree and led her Brush Prairie team to a third-place state finish after a hard fought, five-set semifinal. Other senior honors included all-region, Greater St. Helens League Player of the Year, team MVP, and school's scholar-athlete of the year. As a junior, she was an All-State First-Team choice, all-region pick and league player of the year. As a sophomore she picked up first-team all-league and second-team all-region nods, and was an all-league honorable mention choice as a freshman. She claimed three Emerald City Classic all-tournament nods, and helped her team to a pair of league titles. Helped her squad to a pair of 10-0 league records as a junior and senior. Her prep career bests included 56 assists, 11 digs, 6 blocks and 5 kills. On the club circuit, she played for the Northwest Juniors program that placed 21st in the open division at the 2010 Junior Olympic tournament. Off the volleyball court, lettered three years in tennis at singles, and once in golf and was a state tournament qualifier. In the classroom, the four-year scholar-athlete pick was also an honor roll selection.
Personal: Undeclared major. Parents are Mike and Bonnie. Has one brother, Cory, and two sisters, Cassie and Connie. Connie was a four-year volleyball starter for Point Loma Nazarene and helped her squad to several NAIA tournament bids.
FUN FACTS (and Favorites)
Nickname: Cambo, Munchin, Michelle
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite stuff animal: Oversized cat named Snowball
Other Pets: Carma Siren Dixie Latte
Favorite saying: Honestly! Oh Mylanta!
Motto: Decide desire
Hobbies: Golf, tennis, ping-pong, boating, art, and of course volleyball
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting to play for Oregon Volleyball
Most Prized Possession: family
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Volleyball player
Intended Career Profession: Media communications
I'd Die Without My: Volleyball
First Car (make, model, year): Toyota Sienna minivan
Favorite Place on Campus: Casanova Center
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Ice cream
Type of Food (ie Mexican, Italian, Chinese, etc.): Italian
Favorite Actor: Peirce Brosnan
Favorite Actress: Cameron Diaz
Favorite TV Comedy: Chuck
Favorite TV Drama: Lie to me
Favorite Cartoon Character: Tinkerbell
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
I Chose Oregon Because: I loved the girls and coaches but especially their work ethic.
First Athletic Award When You Were a Little Kid: Most valuable goalie in soccer
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: I had to play with tissue shoved up my nose
Favorite Oregon Athlete (that doesn't play volleyball): My cousin Andrew Howell (a long snapper on the football team)!
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