Western Carolina fell to N.C. State, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon to close out the VB Rags Invitational.
2009 (Junior): Saw action in 23 of 30 matches... Played in 64 matches... Recorded 113 kills on the year, averaging 1.77 kills per set... Recorded 68 digs on the season, averaging 1.06 digs per set... Posted a season-high 14 kills on two occasions (09/26 at College of Charleston & 10/23 at Davidson)... Had a season-high eight digs at Georgia on Sept. 23... Blocked 15 attacks on the year, posting a season-high four blocks against Howard on Sept. 12... Registered 13 service aces on the year, posting a season-high three aces at Georgia Southern on Oct. 25... Had a season-best .344 attacking percentage at the College of Charleston on Sept. 26... Also had 10 assists on the year.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played at Western Nebraska Community College from 2007-08... Guided her team to its 10th straight Region 9 title in 2008... Helped the Cougars finish third at the 2008 NJCAA National Championships... Helped her team win the 2007 NJCAA National Championships... Named to all-tournament team at the NJCAA Championships in 2007 and 2008... Tabbed an All-Region 9 selection from 2007-08... Earned Honorable Mention Academic All-American Team honors in 2008.
High School: Played at Colegio San Felipe... Was a member of the Puerto Rico National Team for two years... Also competed in the World Cup in Thailand.
Personal: Paloma Beatriz Alvarez... Daughter of Jose' Alvarez and Nilde Cordoliani... Fluent in both Spanish and English.
Career Bests Kills: 19 on two occasions (last: Davidson, 10/24/10) Digs: 23 vs Montana State (09/03/10) Blocks: 5 vs Howard (09/12/10) Assists: 2 on three occasions (last: at Davidson, 10/23/09)