|9 Elaine Castle
2005: Played in 44 games during her rookie year, appearing in 21 of Western's 34 matches with seven starting nods ... Finished with 36 kills and 17 total blocks ... Made her first collegiate appearance in the '05 season opener versus UTEP at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational ... Recorded her first collegiate kill versus Kentucky at the Clemson Big Orange Bash, finishing with a then career-high three (9/2/05) ... Increased her career-best in kills with four versus Gardner-Webb (9/6/05) before killing seven versus Fairfield at the Samford Invitational (9/10/05) ... Tallied five total blocks to establish her career-best in the win at Samford (9/10/05) ... Was named to the Dean's List in both the fall of 2005 and spring of '06 and was listed on the 2005-06 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
High School: Served as a team captain both her junior and senior seasons ... Named Most Valuable during junior season ... Tallied 228 kills, 87 digs, 48 blocks, and 33 aces during her senior year ... Recorded a hitting percentage of .312 ... Graduated with academic honors ... Played club volleyball for the Vertical One 16-and-under ... Made the Vertical one 18's team as a junior, one year early.
Personal: Full name is Elaine Rose Castle ... Daughter of Kevin and Julie Castle ... Has one older sister, Megan ... Majoring in Athletic Training & Sports Medicine.