3 - Mydori Saipale
Mydori Saipale
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oxnard, CA
High School: Oxnard
Position: MB/OH

2009: Appeared in 34 matches for the Pioneers in her sophomore season...Recorded 38 kills, 187 digs, 19 assists, 8 blocks, and 5 service aces....Finished the season with a team high .930 serve percentage.

2008: Played in all 31 matches, finishing the year with 89 kills, 23 assists and 41 digs. Was second on the team with 58 total blocks.

2007: Played in all 98 games during the year. Led the team in kills with 279, and digs with 309...was third with 32 service aces and had 26 total blocks. Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Providence College Invitational (Sept. 14/15)

High School: Attended Oxnard High School where she lettered in volleyball and basketball for four years. Played volleyball for coach Tom Pat Casey. Was named first team all-league her senior year, and second team her junior season...team won the Pacific View League championship three times...also helped the basketball team to two league crowns. As a club player, her Point West Volleyball Club won the 17's Gold Medal in the Junior Olympic Invitational, and at the 18's USA Junior Olympic National Tournament.

Personal: Born: 12/3/89 Parents: Toa and Victoria Saipale. Her father played football at UCLA and played fullback professionally for the Los Angeles Rams from 1983-85. Favorite Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers and New England Patriots. Favorite Movies: Transformers, Twilight. Favorite TV Shows: Real Chance of Love, The Avatar. Favorite Book: The Kite Runner. Favorite Foods: pickles, cheese, beef jerky. Model: Her parents and grandparents because "they are amazing and such a blessing in my life."