Natalie Riddering
Natalie  Riddering


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
El Camino Fundamental HS




Waves Picked No. 1 in First Ever AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Preseason Poll

Pepperdine earns the top ranking in the first-ever issue of the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball poll.

SAND 2013: Sustained injury and was sidelined for the season.

INDOOR 2012: Played in 22 matches and 60 sets as a freshman ... Began the season as a defensive specialist before taking over the libero spot midway through the conference portion of the season ... Averaged 2.10 digs for a total of 126 ... Collected 20 digs vs. Saint Mary's (11/1) and a season-high 21 during the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Dayton (11/30) ... Surpassed double digits in digs on four occasions ... Tallied 18 digs vs. BYU (11/15) ... Posted 15 digs against North Dakota State (11/20) ... Totaled 18 assists and two aces in 2012 ... Registered a .914 serve receive percentage (15 errors, 175 attempts).

CLUB: Played for the Northern California Volleyball Club (NCVC) from 2009-12 ... Three-time team captain ... As a part of the 18-1 Moxie team, placed third in the national division at the 2012 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from El Camino Fundamental High School in 2012 ... Earned the team's Most Valuable Player award all four seasons ... Earned a mention on prepvolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" 150 list ... Three-time Capital Athletic League MVP ... Led squad to three league and section championships ... Earned all-city honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif. ... Daughter of Cindy and John Riddering ... Has two older sisters, Amy and Emily ... Father played rugby at California and sister Amy played water polo at UC Irvine ... Also has a cousin, Mary Ording, who plays volleyball at Wisconsin ... Chose Pepperdine because "I was looking for a phenomenal educational experience in a small school setting, that also had a competitive volleyball program. Pepperdine was the perfect choice!"

FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Misty May-Treanor ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean ... Favorite musical artist is MGMT ... Favorite sport to watch other than volleyball is rugby ... Favorite sport to play other than volleyball is water polo ... Favorite book is Water for Elephants ... Favorite tv show is Pretty Little Liars ... Favorite food is sushi.

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