|Hometown:||Mountain View, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Francis|
One of two middle blocker additions that will immediately boost the Ducks in 2011. Helped her St. Francis prep team to state title in 2010 - its first trip since 2003 - and ninth in school history.
Prep: A first-team all-league pick as a senior, she was a co-captain for the state champions (34-5, 6-0).Her Lancer squad was ranked 28th nationally by PrepVolleyball.com and claimed the state title by a 3-1 score over Troy (22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17) thanks to the all-tourney team pick Paffen's team-high 16 kills. At midseason her senior campaign, she posted a team-high 16 kills in an upset of the nation’s top-ranked squad, Presentation High School. As a junior, was a second-team all-league selection, and helped her squad finished second in the league. On the club circuit, her City Beach 18-team placed 17th in the open division in 2011 and 13th in 2010, while her 16 squad took the bronze medal in '09. Off the court, she was a four-year scholar-athlete with a 3.8 GPA and was a four-year scholar-athlete honoree.
Personal: Undeclared major. Parents are Gustavo and Vanessa.
Nicknames: Sav, Paff
Favorite Color: Blue
Greatest Accomplishment: Winning the state championship my senior year
Most Prized Possession: Pictures
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Teacher.
Intended Career Profession: Doctor
First Car: 2002 Ford Explorer
Favorite Place I've Visited: Sanibel, Florida
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Fiji
Favorite Place on Campus: Matthew Knight Arena
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Original Pancake House
Favorite Ice Cream: Mocha Almond Fudge
Favorite Drink: Sweet tea
Favorite Type of Food: Mexican
Best Dish I Can Make: Roast chicken
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite TV Comedy: Big Bang Theory
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Alicia Keys
Favorite Board Game: Life
I Chose Oregon Because: The coaches, environment, school spirit
Biggest Fan: My mom
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