1 Kaylynne Taeatafa
|Birth Date:||Dec. 15, 1989|
|Hometown:||Spring Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Parker HS|
|Previous College:||Cal State Los Angeles|
CAL STATE LA `11: Finished her fourth season at Div. II Cal State Los Angeles under Golden Eagle Head Coach Randi Smart • Played in 26 of the Eagles' 27 games and in 98 of the 101 sets • Led the squad with 935 total assists and 9.54 assists per set • Had 112 total kills (1.14 per set) and hit a respectable .283 on the year • Finished second on the team in digs (204) and also averages a .52 blocks per set (51 total).
CAL STATE LA `10: Missed the entire season due to an injury sustained in the off-season.
CAL STATE LA `09: Earned second-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association honors • Shared the team’s Impact Player of the Year award • Posted 1,149 set assists, good for 10th on the Cal State L.A. single-season list • Was fourth on the team in digs (281), third in aces (22) and fifth in blocks (53) and also contributed 99 kills with a .340 hitting percentage • Posted a career high with 56 set assists in back-to-back matches at Cal State Monterey Bay on Oct. 31 and at home against Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 6 • Had a career-high 17 digs at Chico State on Oct. 9 and a career-high seven kills against Sonoma State on Oct. 15 • Was outstanding in NCAA playoff win against UC San Diego with 36 set assists, five kills and five digs in a three-set win over the No. 2-seeded Tritons on Nov. 20 • Was named to the NCAA Division II West Regional All-Tournament team.
CAL STATE LA `08: Was second on the team in assists (479) • Recorded a season-high 41 assists in a four-set win over Central Washington on Aug. 30 • Had a season-high 13 digs to go along with 20 assists in a four-set win over Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 11 • Finished the season well with 22 assists against UC San Diego on Nov. 20 and 20 against Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 21 in NCAA Division II playoff matches • Was also fifth on the team in service aces with 16.
PARKER: Was a four-year letterwinner for the Lancers of Francis W Parker High School (Parker) in San Diego, Calif., under the guidance of head coach Eric Sato • Earned first-team All-CIF honors as a sophomore (2005), junior (2006) and senior (2007) years • Earned second-team honors as a freshman (2004) • Was the Coastal South League Player of the Year in 2007 • Was a three-time all-league first teamer • Picked up all-tournament honors at the state championships in 2005 • Team won CIF championships from 2004-06 and state championships in 2004-05.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 15, 1989, in San Diego, Calif. • Full name is Kaylynne Mercedes-De La Rosa Taeatafa • Parents are Karen and Alan De La Rosa • Has three younger brothers, Kellan, Brandon and Blayke • Major is kinesiology • Played club for the Epic Volleyball Club in San Diego, Calif. • Favorites include: basketball player Derrick Rose (athlete) and the Chicago Bulls (team).