7 - Crista Valentino
Crista Valentino
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oakdale, N.Y.
High School: Connetquot
Position: OH

As a junior:

Finished third on the team in kills (155), assists (37), and assists per game (0.38), and fourth in kills per game (1.60), service aces (20), digs (206) and digs per game (2.12) ... had a season-high 14 kills and 24 digs, Nov. 3, vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) ... had a season-high four assists, Sept. 7, vs. Rider ... totaled two blocks four times.  

 

As a sophomore:

Named co-captain for 2007 season ... appeared in 95 games ... second on the team with 163 kills ... her 184 digs ranked third on the team ... finished the season with 13 service aces ... recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

As a freshman:
Played in 23 games ... tallied 31 kills, 22 digs, and three blocks.

Before Quinnipiac:
Ranked ninth in her class of about 500 students ... competed on the varsity volleyball team for two years, the varsity lacrosse team for three years, and the varsity track team for two years at Connetquot High School ... voted to the all-county team, all-county tournament team, and named team MVP in volleyball ... honored all-county, team MVP, and winner of the unsung hero award for lacrosse ... recipient of the Guy Dellacave Memorial Award.

Personal:
Born in Oakdale, N.Y. ... the daughter of Jackie and Al Valentino ... has an older sister, Melissa ... majoring in public relations.