Tuesday, April 3, 2012
#7 Kaylynne Taeatafa Cal State University Los Angeles Volleyball
Hometown: Spring Valley
High School: Francis Parker High School
2010: Suffered an off-season injury and missed the entire year.
2009: Had a tremendous second season with the Golden Eagles and earned second-team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association honors. Shared the team’s Impact Player of the Year award. Had a breakthrough season with 1,149 set assists, which is No. 10 on Cal State L.A.’s single-season list. Was also fourth on the team in digs with 281, third in aces with 22 and fifth in blocks with 53. 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. Also had 50 set assists against Mesa State College on Sept. 4. 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.
2008: Made valuable contributions in her first year with the program. Was second on the team in set assists with 479. Recorded a season-high 41 set assists in a four-set win over Central Washington on Aug. 30. Had a season-high 13 digs to go along with 20 set assists in a four-set win over Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 11. Finished the season well with 22 set 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.
At Francis Parker High School: Earned first-team All-CIF honors in San Diego in her sophomore, junior and senior years. Also earned second-team honors as a freshman. Was the Coastal South League Player of the Year in 2007 and 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: Daughter of Alan and Karen De La Rosa. Majoring in Kinesiology. Lists winning the Division IV State championships during her freshman and sophomore years as her most exciting experiences in sports. Has three younger brothers, Kellan, Brandon and Blayke.