Nia Diaz
Nia  Diaz

RS Junior

Nanuet, N.Y.

High School:




As A Redshirt Sophomore (2017): Played in 15 sets across nine matches, making two starts … recorded five kills, two digs and three total blocks on the season … notched a career-high nine attacks and two blocks against UConn (Aug. 26) … tallied a career-best two digs in a victory over New Hampshire (Aug. 26).

As A Redshirt Freshman (2016): Played in eight sets across eight matches … recorded three kills, one dig and one total block … posted a season-high three kills against Fairfield (Sept. 14).

As A Freshman (2015): A redshirt season. 

At Nanuet:
A four-year letterwinner and was named captain of the team in her senior season ... set school's record for kills in a game (33) and kills in a season (364)...named team MVP during her junior and senior season (2014-15) ... received team's `Iron Woman Award' in 2013 ... earned All Section 1 honors (2013-15) ... three-time All League selection (2013-15) ... four-year honor roll student at Nanuet High School.

Off the Court: Born in Bronx, N.Y. ... daughter of Manny and Kisha Diaz ... has two younger siblings, Kayla (15) and Jaylen (11) ... majoring in psychology ... lists winning the Penn State Happy Valley Volleyball Tournament with her club team in 2014 as her favorite moment of her athletic career ... lists watching movies , listening to music and watching sports as her hobbies ... lists her parents as the most influential people in her athletic career ... chose St. John's because of the great academics and it is close to home ... favorite quote is: “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." ... favorite book is "The Maze Runner" ... favorite food is "Mac & Cheese ... favorite movie is "Clueless" ... favorite TV show is "The Office" ... favorite pro team is the Pittsburgh Steelers … favorite professional athlete is Antonio Brown … loves any music by J.Cole.



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