Pepperdine looks to tally its first Wells Fargo PCH Cup points on Oct. 17 at LMU.
Waves bring a perfect road match record into matches. vs. the Tigers and Gaels this week.
2005: Named All-WCC first team for second time in her career...WCC Co-Player of the Week (10/17)...All-time block assists leader...Ranks third all-time in total blocks...Twice recorded a season-high of 17 kills, both times against Loyola Marymount...Her 11 block assists against Canisius (9/24) established a new career-high as did her 12 total blocks in the match...Led the team in hitting percentage at .335, a mark which ranked sixth in the West Coast Conference...Her team-leading 1.38 blocks per game ranked third in the conference...She ended the year with three of the top 10 hitting percentage matches in the WCC, including her season-high of .833 against San Francisco (10/7) which was top individual effort in the league...Had 21 double-digit kill matches...Her 126 block assists and 143 total blocks set new junior-class rally-scoring records.
Summer 2005: Trained with the US National team.
2004: One of the top players in the West Coast Conference earning first team all-conference honors as well as all-academic honors...Hit at a team-leading .233 clip, including .295 in WCC play, a mark which ranked seventh...A consistent blocker who averaged a team-high 1.29 blocks per game and 1.30 in league games ranking her fourth in the conference...Was third on team in kills per game with 3.06...Her 125 total blocks pushed her career total to 249, just 38 shy of breaking into the school's top 10...With 103 block assists as a sophomore, Milo is 25 short of the program's top 10 and 99 shy of the all-time record...Equaled a career-high with 19 kills against Louisville on Sept. 10...Established a new career-high with 12 total blocks against UCLA on Oct. 26...Also turned in 17 kills for only double-double of the season...led or co-led the team in total blocks 15 times...Reach double-digit kill totals in 18 matches, with 15 or more in six.
2003: Selected the West Coast Conference's (WCC) "Freshman of the Year" and received honorable mention all-conference recognition...Named all-tournament at the Nike Invitational...Broke the program's single-match hitting percentage record when she went 9-for-10 against Radford at the Nike Invitational...The previous record was established by Barbara Blizzard on Oct. 28, 1988, and held on for 16 years...Appeared in 29 of the Waves' 30 matches and started 13 times...Totaled 228 kills, 25 digs, 23 block solos, 101 block assists, and 301.5 points while registering a .310 hitting percentage...Finished second on the team in total blocks and was only two shy of Lyndsey Hache'...Established a career-high for kills (19) during the Waves' "Sweet 16" loss to Minnesota at the NCAA Tournament...Earned a career-high eight total blocks three times, including two consecutive matches against San Diego and Santa Clara...The final eight-blocks match was versus UCLA...Totaled a career-high three block solos three times (at LMU, Gonzaga and UCLA)...Had a career-high eight block assists against Santa Clara...In the final regulars season match versus the Bruins, she had 18 kills, eight total blocks (3-5) while recording a .433 hitting percentage...Hit above .500 four different times...During the Waves' NCAA Championship run, she totaled 34 kills and 10 blocks...Averaged 2.38 kills, 0.14 assists, 0.26 digs, 1.29 blocks and 3.14 points per game...Was a member of the most successful Pepperdine women's volleyball team where it went 27-3 and finished with a No. 1 regional seed and No. 6 national ranking...Helped the Waves win the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship with a perfect 14-0 record.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Jesuit High in Portland, Oregon...Served as team captain and led team to a fifth place finish at the state championships as a senior...Tabbed first team all-state, all-league and was named to the state championships' all-tournament team...Selected first team all-league, first team all-tournament and second team all-state as a junior...Named second team all-league as a sophomore...Chosen "Most Improved Player" as a sophomore and selected the team's "Best Hitter/Blocker" following junior and senior campaigns.
PERSONAL: Born March 3, 1985...A resident of Portland, Oregon...A 2003 graduate of Jesuit High in Portland...Played for the Portland Volleyball Club 2001-2003...As a junior in 2002, selected the Class of 2003's sixth best recruit in the nation by Student Sports...Led the Portland Volleyball Club to Top 10 finishes at the 2002 and 2003 Davis Tournaments...Considered Stanford before choosing Pepperdine.
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