| Lynda Morales
NORTHRIDGE - 2009
Lynda Morales was one of two Matadors (Angela Hupp) to appear in all 30 matches ... played in 114 of 117 sets, earning 23 starts ... finished fourth on the team in kills (215) and kills per set (1.89) ... hit .197 in 538 attacks ... was second on the squad with 95 total blocks (0.83 bps) which included eight solo stuffs ... also recorded 35 digs (0.31 dps) and had one service ace ... hit a Matador season-high .435 with 12 kills and two errors in 23 swings at UC Riverside (Nov. 6) ... knocked down a season-high 14 kills on two occasions; vs. Northern Arizona (Aug. 29) and against Long Beach State (Nov. 13) ... reached double figures in kills seven times ... took a season-high 29 swings against UC Irvine (had a season-high nine blocks (all assisted) to go with nine kills at UC Davis (Sept. 25) ... served her lone ace of the season at Cal Poly (Nov. 20).
Morales was one of five Matadors to appear in all 30 matches ... saw action in 106 of 143 sets as a sophomore ... finished fourth on the team with 174 kills and was fifth in kills per set at 1.64 ... finished as the Matadors' leading blocker with 105 total stuffs (0.99 bps), which included six solo blocks and 99 assiststed blocks ... also recorded 15 aces (0.14 saps) and 52 digs (0.49 dps) ... heads into her junior season ranked eighth in Northridge history with 246 block assists ... knocked down a season-high 14 kills in 26 swings (.462) against Texas State at the Pepperdine/Asics Classic (Sept. 19) ... served a career-high two aces on three occasions; at Sacramento State (Sept. 5), vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 12) and against Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 11) ... was named to the Sacramento State All-Tournament Team with 23 kills and 14 blocks in three matches ... had six kills and nine blocks in the Matadors' 3-2 upset win over No. 23 Long Beach State in the season finale (Nov. 21) ... recorded 13 kills and eight blocks against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 26).
Appeared in 30 matches and 112 games for the Matadors in her first season on the active roster ... had 191 kills while averaging 1.71 kills per set ... hit .200 for the season which was second among Matador hitters ... led the team with 157 total blocks (10 solo, 147 assisted) which ranked second in the Big West and third on the Northridge single-season record list ... her 147 assisted blocks is a Matador single-season record ... Northridge improved from the fourth-best blocking team in the conference to the second-best in 2007 ... matched a Northridge five-set match record with 12 block assists against UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 20) and Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 2) ... had a Matador season-high 13 total blocks in Northridge's five-set win at UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 21) and against the Gauchos in The Matadome on Oct. 20 ... knocked down a season-high 17 kills in back-to-back matches; vs. Manhattan (Sept. 7) and against Oregon State (Sept. 8) ... recorded her first collegiate double-double with 13 kills and 12 blocks in the Matadors' five-set win over Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 2) ... reached double figures in kills six times.
Redshirted the 2006 season for the Matadors.
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Finished her high school career at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif. ... earned All-Southwest Yosemite League honors in volleyball in 2005 ... also picked up Second Team all-league honors as a center for the Golden Hawks basketball team ... won the 2004 Avocado League volleyball championship playing for Fallbrook High School in Fallbrook, Calif. ... also competed in track & field as a high jumper in 2004 and 2005 graduated in 2005 with a 3.3 grade point average.
Born May 20, 1988 in Glendale, Calif. ... parents are Lucy and Louis Morales ... has two older sisters, Lesley and Lydia ... favorites include the San Antonio Spurs, pro beach volleyball player Misty May, actors Ryan Gosling and Jessica Alba and "The Simpsons" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "practice, practice, practice" ... says the biggest obstacle she's had to overcome was moving to a new school as a senior in high school ... major is Family and Consumer Sciences - Consumer Affairs.