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Kristen Muscarella

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City

Height:
5-6

Position:
Setter


2008 (Junior): Was the Greyhounds' primary setter, averaging 9.21 assists per set... Also recorded 229 digs, an average of 2.49 per set, during the season... Set a career-high with 53 assists in a four-set win over Manhattan (10/26)... Led Loyola to a season-best .305 hitting percentage against the Jaspers... Topped the 50-assist mark on two other occasions, recording 51 at Manhattan (9/21) and 50 in the regular-season home finale against Fairfield (11/15)... Had 12 double-doubles with 10 or more digs and assists during the season.

2007 (Sophomore): Played in 12 matches and 25 games as a setter and defensive specialist for the Greyhounds... Had 29 digs and 19 assists during the season... Recorded five digs and an assist against Norfolk State (8/25)... Later that day, had six assists and a dig against South Carolina State (8/25)... Set a season-high with seven assists, and also had a service ace against Coppin State (9/8)... Played as a primary defensive specialist against Siena (9/22) and had nine digs and her only kill of the season... Also played in the back row against Saint Peter's (10/14) and had seven digs and four assists.

2006 (Freshman): Saw action in 19 matches and 43 games... Had 53 digs and 10 set assists... Made her collegiate debut at TCU (8/25)... Recorded two digs and had a kill against Coppin State (9/2)... Picked up five digs and had two assists at George Washington (9/3)... Recorded four assists against Marist (10/1)... Had a career-high 13 digs to go with two assists in a four-game win at Iona (11/4)... Posted 11 digs in the next game, a three-game sweep at Rider (11/9)... Had six digs in the MAAC Championships against Iona (11/18).

High School: Earned three letters in volleyball at Garden City (N.Y.) High School for Head Coach Phil Opinate... Named as team MVP as senior... Earned Rookie of the Year honors during 2003 season... Led team to conference championship as a senior... Selected as all-county and all-conference teams during career... Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society of High School Scholars... Earned the school's Community Service Award... Played club volleyball for Long Island Big Apple (LIBA) and Coaches David Jack and Lenny Foreman... Team earned trips to the Junior Olympics three times.

Personal: Kristen Joan Muscarella... Born in Mineola, N.Y.... Daughter of JoAnn and Wayne Muscarella... Has three sisters, Melissa, Lauren and Danielle... Majoring in biology and psychology.