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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
San Diego States Womens Volleyball Eseta Maka
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
High School: McAuley HS
Attended McAuley High School in Auckland, New Zealand, where she served as a team captain as a senior in 2009 ... Coached there by Bridget Haughton ... Led her McAuley HS team that won the Auckland secondary school championships and provincial titles four straight years ... Was named the most valuable player at the under-19 inter-provincial championships and was selected to the all-tournament team at the national secondary school championships where McAuley HS finished seventh ... Also all-tourney at the provincial championships in 2009 ... Selected the best in her sport at the ASB College Sport Young Person of the Year awards, the most prestigious secondary school sports award in Auckland ... Chosen the Sportswoman of the Year for McAuley High in 2009 ... Won several academic awards as a senior as the top student in Physics, Geography and Classical Studies ... Also captured the Wackrow Cup for social sciences and Moira Feeney trophy for service to the school ... Winner of Daley Award for finishing with second highest score in final comprehensive academic exam ... awarded the ALDIS Scholarship and Keystone Trust Scholarship. CLUB
Selected for the New Zealand under-19 women's team and was member of the 2009 national champion Manukau South Volleyball Club ... Was named to the all-tournament team (Top 6 Star award) and was recognized as the Best Blocker at the 2009 national club championships. PERSONAL
Eseta Maka was born June 7, 1991, in Auckland, New Zealand ... Daughter of David and Heilala Maka ... Favorites athletes include volleyball player Logan Tom and basketball star Kobe Bryant ... Majoring in Urban Studies at San Diego State ... Career plans to play professional volleyball or work as a city planner.