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2006 Season: Appeared in and started all 36 matches... led the team in set assists with 1186... recorded 116 kills... also led the team in service aces with 41... had season- high nine kills against both Iona and Niagara... season- high 63 assists against Marist... had 300 digs during season... hit .500 against both Niagara and Iona... selected to all- tournament team at MAAC Championships in Orlando.
Before Loyola: Three-sport athlete at Harlingen South ... played four years of varsity volleyball and basketball in addition to two years on track and field team ... served as team captain ... named as Valley Morning Star Female Athlete of the Year ... earned VMS All-Valley MVP in both basketball and volleyball ... recorded 580 assists and 228 kills as a senior in leading volleyball team to third straight 30-win season ... outstanding student who was member of National Honor Roll and National Technology Honor Society.
Personal: Has one sister, Winker, who played volleyball at University of Texas-Pan American ... daughter of Cruz and Sylvia Cruz ... born on August 19, 1988 in Harlingen, Texas ... intends to major in psychology at Loyola.