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#1 Natalie Bookout Gonzalez
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt
Experience: High School
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* Updated season / career stats are available via the link above, and to see Bookout Gonzalez's match-by-match stats, click here.


With the graduation of two key seniors at libero/defensive specialist, is the most experienced returnee at the position in 2013. Rounded out one of the 2012 NCAA and Pac-12 runner-up's deepest positions and was its lone sophomore. As a prep, the four-time all-league first-team choice was also her league MVP as a sophomore. A three-year team captain and four-year team MVP, she was tabbed her Eleanor Roosevelt High School and the Citrus Belt Area Athlete of the Year in 2011.

2012: Played 22 of the team's 35 matches, and her 33 sets of action included three in the postseason and 19 in Pac-12 play. Logged digs in six of the team's first eight contests of the season, and also in three Pac-12 tilts. In season opener, logged a career-high in aces (2) and two digs in sweep of Toledo. Added career-best in assists (3) and a dig the next day in 3-0 win over Houston. Also had two digs in victory over UC Santa Barbara and single digs vs. Portland State, Washington State, California and No. 6 Washington. Also landed an ace in sweep at Oregon State.  Season Highs (*Career Highs); Digs: *8 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12); Aces: *2 (3s), vs. Toledo (8/24/12)    

2011: Even with two libero/defensive specialist returnees back, she still played 40 sets and 23 matches as a freshman (including 16 in league action and another in the postseason). Logged digs in 10 contests, and multiple digs in four contests vs. NCAA returnees No. 12 Minnesota (season high 5), Arizona (3), Liberty (2), Portland State (2), and also vs. Colorado (2). Played three sets in three contests the first three weeks vs. NCAA advancers Liberty and American, and also Seattle. Logged her first collegiate ace vs. American. Season Highs: Digs - 5, vs. No. 12 Minnesota, 4s (8/27/11); Aces - 1, at American, 3s (8/31/11)

Prep: Was a Press Enterprise All-Area first-team choice as a sophomore, junior and senior and led league multiple years in aces (2008, '09) and digs, '08, '10). As a senior, she ranked top 20 in the state in digs (18th, 505) and digs per set (20th, 6.6). Picked up all-tourney team nods in the Lady Centurion (2009, '10) and MLK Tournaments  (2010). Her prep highs included 44 digs and 21 kills in matches from 2010 and '07, respectively. In the club ranks, has played for the Club West squad since 2008, and for the Mavericks VC (2001-05, 2007) and Rancho Valley VC (2006). Among her team's top tourney efforts, her squads played in the SCVA event in 2003 (5th), '05 (16th), '07 (5th), '08 (17th), '09 (17th), '10 (15th) and '11 (7th), Junior Olympics in '11 (7th-Open Division) and '09 (3rd-National Division) and USA GNJC in '10 (11th) and '11. She flexed her versatility with a host of impressive beach event finishes from 2004-10. Off the court was a National Honor Society member. and four-year scholar-athlete award winner. Graduated with a 4.1 GPA, and received her Academic Letter with Honors with Distinction in 2008, '10 and '11, and Honors in '09.

Personal: Undeclared major. Parents are David and Lori, and has two older sisters Jessica and Adrianna. The latter sister was an TranSouth All-Conference Second-Team volleyball honoree in fall of 2010 for Bethel University (Tenn.).


Digs: 8 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)

Aces: 2 (3s), vs. Toledo (8/24/12)   


Career Stats
Season SP MP-MS  TA  A  A/S   SA  SA/S  SE  DIG  D/S  BS  BA  TB   B/S  BE  Ps Pts/S
2011   40 23-2   1   4  0.10  1   0.03   7   19  .47   0   0   0  0.00   0   1  0.03
2012   33 22-0   0   4  0.12  3   0.09   2   18  .55   0   0   0  0.00   0   3  0.09   
TOTAL  73 45-0   1   8  0.11  4   0.05   9   37  .51   0   0   0  0.00   0   4  0.05



Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Saying/Motto: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
Favorite Hobbies: hanging out with friends
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I can burp the ABC's
Most Prized Possession: My Laptop
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Veterinarian.
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Australia
Favorite Place on Campus: Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Teriyaki Chicken & steamed rice
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Favorite Snack: Goldfish
Favorite Pizza Toppings: cheese
Favorite Drink: Root Beer
Favorite Type of Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: She's the Man
Favorite Actor: Orlando Bloom
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman
Favorite TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite TV Reality Show: The Buried Life
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Taylor Swift
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
I Chose Oregon Because: The coaches, the competitiveness, and of course the awesome facilities.
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: I always start with my left leg when putting on socks, kneepads and shoes.
Biggest Fan: Family, friends, and previous coaches.


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