Caroline Mercado
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alameda, Calif.

High School:
Bishop O'Dowd HS '09

Height:
5-7

Position:
L

Major:
Exercise Biology

CAREER: Seventh player in program history to amass 1,000 digs, finishing at 1,032.

2012: Played all 31 matches and 116 sets at libero... Led Aggies with 429 digs, ranking 8th in Big West Conference with 3.70 per set... Recorded 17 aces with 15 service errors... Committed 35 receive errors in 722 total passes for .952 success rate... Posted double-figured digs 25 times, including 20 or more on four occasions... Picked up season-high 27 in home win vs. Cal State Northridge (11/16)... Tallied 25 digs and two aces vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/29)... Opened season with 18 digs in sweep of Furman (8/24), highest for a three-set match... Did not commit a single RE in 50 serves at Butler Invite (9/14-15).

2011: One of three Aggies to play in all 115 sets... Played mostly at libero, leading Aggies and ranking 4th in Big West with 475 digs (4.13 per set)... Tallied double-figured digs in 26 matches, including five with 20-plus... Also led team with 26 aces... Committed 36 receiving errors for .956 pass percentage... Posted season-high 27 digs vs. Long Beach State (11/12)... Also had 23 digs each in five-set battles with UC Santa Barbara (10/1) and Cal Poly (10/29)... Served up season-high 3 aces in season finale vs. Pacific (11/19)... Earned all-tournament honors at Pioneer Classic, mostly due to 19 digs and 2 aces vs. host Denver (9/9).

2010: Appeared in 23 matches for 66 sets... Tallied 113 digs and committed just 7 receive errors in 147 opportunities (.952)... Picked up season-best 14 digs in season finale vs. Pacific (11/20)... Scored double-digit digs on three other occasions: Sacramento State (9/14), UC Santa Barbara (10/16) and Cal State Northridge (10/30).

2009: Played in 10 matches for 21 sets... Finished year with 2 aces and 15 digs... Earned start vs. Mississippi State after serving up 2 aces at Missouri State (9/3)... Tallied 6 digs vs. Bulldogs in lone start (9/4).

BISHOP O'DOWD HS '09: Captured first-team All-Hayward Area Athletic League honors as a senior, helping team to 62-7 combined record and consecutive North Coast Section Division III titles during final two seasons... Hit 140-58-383 (.214) that year with 37 aces, 41 blocks and 191 digs... Played club ball for Golden Bear VBC, helping team to bronze medal at Junior Olympics in 2008, silver medal in 2009.

PERSONAL: Born in Alameda, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Arthur & Janet Mercado... Something most people don't know about her: she doesn't like chocolate.

Career Statistics

Year MP S K E TA PCT Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE KPS APS SAPS DPS BPS
2009 10 21 0 0 0 -- 0 2 3 0 15 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.71 0.00
2010 23 66 2 2 10 .000 10 0 11 7 113 0 0 0 0 0.02 0.11 0.02 1.71 0.00
2011 31 115 2 1 3 .333 29 26 33 36 475 0 0 0 2 0.02 0.25 0.23 4.13 0.00
2012 31 116 1 2 5 -200 41 17 15 35 429 0 0 0 1 0.01 0.35 0.15 3.70 0.00
Totals 95 318 5 5 18 .000 71 45 62 78 1032 0 0 0 3 0.02 0.22 0.14 3.25 0.00