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Kayla Motoyama
Kayla  Motoyama

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Roosevelt

Height:
5-2

Position:
DS/L

As a Senior (2010): Played in 20 of 31 matches, making four starts on the season ... recorded five or more digs in five matches ... tallied five serving aces and five assists on the season ... tied a season-high with six digs and two assists in the final match of her career at Pittsburgh (Nov. 14) ... recorded six digs in 3-0 sweep of Hampton (Sept. 10) at Penn State's Rockvale Outlets Classic ... tallied two assists, one ace and two digs against St. Francis in the annual St. John's Classic (Sept. 4) ... added five digs against Columbia (Sept. 3) in the tournament ... recorded five digs at Army (Aug. 28) and five against Iona in the season opener (Aug. 27) at the Army Invitational.

As a Junior (2009): Played in 107 sets and in all 30 matches as a junior for the Red Storm ... had eight digs at Louisville (Nov. 13) ... tallied seven digs against Pittsburgh (Oct. 30) and Connecticut (Oct. 24) ... posted eight digs against Notre Dame (Sept. 27) ... landed two service aces versus Long Island (Sept. 22) in a 3-2 victory ... notched 10 digs against Colgate (Sept. 19) in the Cornell Invitational ... had eight digs against Troy (Sept. 12) ... registered seven digs against Siena (Sept. 8) in a 3-1 win over the Saints ... recorded a career-high 11 digs against Fordham (Sept. 5) in the STJ Classic Finale ... added nine digs against Quinnipiac (Sept. 5) as the Red Storm earned a 3-0 sweep.

As a Sophomore (2008): Played 58 sets for the Red Storm ... had two digs against Seton Hall (Nov. 2) ... tallied a service ace against Long Island (Sept. 20), Connecticut (Oct. 18), Villanova (Nov. 1) and a pair versus Hofstra (Sept. 16) ... recorded five digs in back-to-back matches against LSU (Sept. 13) and Hofstra (Sept. 16) ... notched a season-high six digs at Maryland (Sept. 6) in the Spring Hill Suites At Arundel Mills Invitational ... added three digs the same day against Missouri ... registered three digs versus Kentucky (Sept. 5).

As a Freshman (2007): Played 38 games in 27 matches ... registered one dig and one assist in her collegiate debut vs. Loyola Marymount (Aug. 24) ... recorded her first point with a service ace vs. West Virginia (Sept. 30) ... had first multi-dig match with two digs vs. Colgate (Sept. 8) ... recorded back-to-back multi-dig matches at UConn (Oct. 19) and vs. DePaul (Oct. 26) ... had one service ace vs. USC in the NCAA Regional Semifinals (Dec. 7).

At Roosevelt: Lettered four years in volleyball as an outside hitter and defensive specialist ... captained her team in 2005 ... led them to an OIA second place finish and third place in Hawaii State Tournament ... member of the 2006 OIA championship squad, which also placed fourth in the state tournament ... named to the 2006 OIA Division I Honorable Mention team ... also lettered in swimming.

Off The Court: Says making it to the NCAA Regional Semifinals and being one of only two Hawaiian players to make it that far (along with teammate Lena Yee) was the most thrilling moment of 2007... enjoys cooking, photography and going to the beach ... served as St. John's Student-Athletice Advisory Committee Co-Vice President her senior year and is an active member of the St. John's Campus Ministry ... favorite book is "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini and her favorite movie is "Forrest Gump."

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