Nicole Read
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Pedro, Calif.

High School:
Bishop Montgomery HS '03

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Major:
Communication

2005: Played in 29 matches, starting 27... Appeared in 94 games... Finished 2nd on team in kills (270, 2.87 kpg) and total attempts (904), hitting .142... Also was 3rd on team in digs (268, 2.85 dpg) and service aces (26, 0.28 apg)... Had 10 or more kills 14 times, 10 or more digs 10 times... Recorded 9 double-doubles... Posted career-high 26 kills and season-high 25 digs in five-game win over Washington State (9/3)... Hit 25-5-53 (.377) with 13 digs in road win at Cal State Northridge (10/8), then had 14 kills and 17 digs in home win vs. Matadors (11/4)... Also had solid season vs. UC Santa Barbara, compiling 32-9-79 (.291) with 22 digs in seven games (9/14 & 11/18)... Served up career-best 5 aces with 16 kills vs. UC Irvine (10/21).

2004: Moved from middle to outside hitter, starting 12 of 23 matches played... Averaged 3.06 kills per game for 190 total, 2nd on team... Also took 580 attempts (.176 pct) and collected 113 digs (1.82 pg)... Posted season-high 18 kills and career-high 27 digs in season finale vs. Cal Poly... Hit 18-4-55 (.255) in that match... Previous kills best was 16, performed vs. Cal State Northridge (10/16) and UC Riverside (10/30)... Hit 9-2-17 (.412) with 5 digs in two-game stint vs. Montana (9/11)... Had 15 kills in 38 swings earlier that day in win against Brown (9/11).

2003: CALIFORNIA COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... Finished 6th in conference with .337 hitting average (247-57-564)... Also ranked 8th in aces (0.42 pg), 14th in blocks (0.75)... Kills total was highest by an Aggie freshman since Candy Lench put down 267 in 1989... Hitting average ranks 3rd in school history, behind Lench (1991 & 1992)... Led Aggies with 104 games played, 44 aces and 78 total blocks (16 solos, 63 assists)... Tally of 109 digs was tops among UC Davis middles... Had 12 matches with double-figure kills... Hit .500 or higher five times, including season-best .611 (12-1-18) vs. Notre Dame de Namur (9/16)... Recorded season-high 18 kills along with 7 block assists in 5-game marathon vs. Bakersfield (10/11)... Matched high of 7 blocks (2-5-7) in upset over Cal State L.A. (11/1)... Combined to hit 18-1-33 (.515) in 7 games during CCAA-opening weekend at San Bernardino (9/12) and Cal Poly Pomona (9/13).

BISHOP MONTGOMERY HS '03: Capped career by earning Division III State MVP honors as a senior... Also won first-team All-Southern Section and All-Del Rey League honors in each of her last two years... Added first-team All-DRL and second-team All-CIF-SS as a sophomore... Team won CIF-SS title and advanced to state championships in 1999, then finished as section runner-up in 2000 and 2001, compiling 89 wins in her three seasons... Played club ball for perennial power South Bay Volleyball Club.

PERSONAL: Born in Bellflower, Calif.... Communication major... Mother is Robin Williams, whom she lists as her non-sports hero... Sports hero is Chrissie Zartman... If not for volleyball, would have considered track & field at UC Davis.