8 Alyssa Opeka
|High School:||Valley View High School|
TITANS `04: One of three Titan players to play in all 107 games (Lauren Goins and Vanessa Vella are the others) The lefty slammed the second-most kills (235) on the team, behind only Lauren Goins, good for fourth with 2.20 kills per game Collected a .500 hitting percentage on the last day of the season (Nov. 19) collecting 13 kills to only one error in 24 attempts against Long Beach State Picked up double-digits in kills in 11 matchs including a season-high 17 kills in a five-game loss to Idaho on Oct. 16 Was the third-best blocker on the team, stuffing 0.88 spikes per game Had the second most blocks on the team ( 97) behind only Tiffany Dolven (131) Tied a career-best nine total blocks on Sept. 3 versus Iona Stymied Texas State with 5 aces from the back line on Sept. 4 Was named to the all-tournament team in the Hawthorne Suites Titan Classic as the Titans won the season-opening tourney for the first time since 1998.
TITANS `03: One of only two players (Melanie Meister) to play in 100 games on the year, appearing in a team-best 102 Averaged 2.01 kills per game and ranked second with 205 kills Served 22 aces on the year, ranking third on the squad Averaged 1.01 digs per game Ranked second on the the team with 89 totals blocks and averaged 0.87 bpg Set a then career-high with 16 kills in a win at UC Riverside on Nov. 1 Hit a season-best .611 against East Tennessee State Had five service aces in a loss at Utah State on Oct. 16 while also adding a career-best 15 digs Had a career-best nine total blocks also against the Aggies.
TITANS `02: Appeared in 28 matches, averaging 1.62 kills, 0.32 digs and 0.44 blocks per game Her .122 attack percentage was fourth on the team Had a season-high nine kills on three occasions: Aug. 31 vs. Fordham, Sept. 2 vs. Long Island and Oct. 12 at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Valley View H.S. in Moreno Valley, Calif. Named to the Valley View all-tournament team her junior and senior seasons, while also earning first-team all-league honors as a junior Selected as her team's Most Improved Player as a sophomore Member of the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Born on May 20, 1984 Parents are Dan and Jeanne Opeka Has three older brothers, Erick, Justin, and Ryan Majoring in health science Played one year for the Asics Volleyball Club Credits her brother, Ryan, with having the most influence on her volleyball career Favorite movie is Legally Blonde and favorite TV show is Friends Says she's better than anyone at cheering people up Favorite athlete is Arizona Diamondbacks' third baseman Troy Glaus.