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  Monica McFarland

Monica McFarland

Player Profile


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Martin Luther King





Public Health Education

Monica McFarland appeared in 28 matches and 107 sets as a sophomore ... earned 25 starts playing both the outside hitter and libero positions ... had a career-best 187 kills while averaging 1.63 kills per set ... was second on the team with 299 digs, averaging 2.66 digs per set ... now has 684 digs in two seasons ... added 19 aces (0.17 saps) which was fourth-best on the squad and 21 total blocks (0.18 bps) ... pounded a career-high 19 kills while hitting .349 at Sacramento State (Sept. 4) ... earned All-Tournament honors at the Sacramento State Invitational after posting a pair of double-doubles ... wound up with six double-doubles on the season, including a 13 kill-20 dig effort in the Matadors' 3-1 win over UTSA (Sept. 4) ... recorded double figures in digs 14 times in 30 matches ... served a season-high three aces on three different occasions; vs. Seattle (Sept. 10), at UC Davis (Oct. 1) and vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 16).

McFarland appeared in 29 of Northridge's 30 matches in her first season of action ... led the Matadors and finished eighth in the Big West Conference in digs with 410 (3.66 dps) ... her total ranks 10th on the Northridge single-season digs list ... ranked third on the squad with 40 assists (0.36 aps) and fourth with 17 aces (0.15 saps) ... had 43 reception errors in 736 chances for a .942 reception percentage ... led the Matadors with 21 matches with double-figure dig totals ... posted a career-best 27 digs in Northridge's four-set win at Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 16) ... had at least 20 digs in a match on five occasions ... served two aces in a match seven times, including two aces and 24 digs against Fresno State (Sept. 18) ... notched her first collegiate kill against Northern Arizona (Aug. 29).

Redshirted her freshman for the Matadors in 2008.

Earned three varsity letters at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif. ... was named Citrus Belt Area Female Athlete of the Year ... also earned Ivy League MVP honors and second team CIF All-County honors in 2007 ... the Wolves were three-time Ivy League volleyball champions from 2005-2007 ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.4 grade point average.

Born December 24, 1989 ... parents are Joy Morton and Ronald McFarland ... stepfather is Earl Morton ... her father played basketball at Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia, Canada and was inducted into the school's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 ... roots for the San Diego Chargers and lists Mist May-Treanor and Kobe Bryant as her favorite athletes ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "managing your time well" ... favorite website is ... major is Public Health Education.