6 - Cat Dailey
Cat Dailey
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Sage Hill
College: University of California
Position: OH

2009: AVCA All-Northeast Region Honorable Mention…Unanimous First Team All-Ivy…ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team… Academic All-Ivy…Yale Invitational Most Valuable Player…Seton Hall Invitational Most Valuable Player…Was the only Ivy League player to earn a CVU.com Top Performer selection, which she did twice…Two-time Ivy League Player of the Week…Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll selection (10/13)…Appeared in 74 sets…Had a team-best 299 kills (4.04 per set) as well as 263 digs (3.55 per set)…Led the Ivy League in kills per set and aces per set (0.27)…Ranked seventh in the league in hitting percentage (.278) and 10th in digs per set…Recorded a team-best 12 double-doubles...Had 10 or more kills in 19 matches, including a streak of 13 straight from Sept. 12 through Oct. 30…Had 10 or more digs in 13 matches…Hit .607 (17-0-28) in the Sept. 5 win over Colorado...Also landed four aces in that match…Posted 26 kills and 16 digs on Oct. 10 against Penn…Recorded 21 kills and 20 digs in a Nov. 6, five-set win at Harvard.

2008: Unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year...First team All-Ivy selection...AVCA All-Northeast Region Honorable Mention...Shared team Most Valuable Player honors with Ally Mendenhall...One of two players to appear in all 94 sets...Ranked second in the Ivy League with a team-best 3.73 kills per set...Hit .234 for the season...Led the Ancient Eight with 4.24 kills per set in league play...Led Yale with 23 service aces and ranked third in digs with 3.10 per set...Recorded 14 double-doubles...Reached double-figure kills in 18 matches, including six matches with 20 kills or more...Notched double-digit digs in 17 matches, including one 20+ dig performance...Recorded 33 assists and 47 blocks...Played her first two collegiate seasons at Cal.-Berkeley...Selected to Yale Invitational All-Tournament team after notching 4.33 kills and 2.89 digs per set on Sept. 12 and 13...Led all players with 15 kills on Sept. 13 against Colgate...Posted a teamhigh 11 kills and registered a season-high four blocks against Hofstra on Sept. 13...Led all players with 13 digs and added 10 kills for a double-double on Sept. 20 against New Hampshire...Led Yale with 11 digs in the Sept. 27 sweep on Dayton...Picked up three service aces on Sept. 27 against Long Island...Earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 11...Grabbed a double-double with a match-high 16 kills and 13 digs on Oct. 10 against Dartmouth...Recorded 23 kills and 15 digs in a five-set victory over Harvard on Oct. 11...Smashed a season- and match-high 25 kills and also notched 13 digs on Oct. 18 against Penn...Shared the match high of 11 kills on Oct. 25 at Columbia...Shared the team highs in both kills and digs with 10 and 11 respectively in the Oct. 31 sweep at Harvard...Led all players with 17 kills and matched her season best of three service aces on Nov. 1 at Dartmouth...Distributed a season-high six assists on Nov. 7 against Columbia...Picked up a match-best 20 kills on 38 errorless swings and matched her season high of four blocks on Nov. 8 against Cornell...Selected as Ivy League Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 15...Registered match-best 22 kills and shared the team lead with a season-high 25 digs on Nov. 14 at Penn...Notched a match-high 19 kills, 12 digs and tied her season high of four blocks on Nov. 15 at Princeton...Picked up 23 kills in the regular season finale on Nov. 29 at Loyola Marymount...Registered a team-high 20 kills and 15 digs in the NCAA Championship First Round win over Ohio.

2007 (at Cal): Played in 70 games and 28 matches...Tallied 31 kills, 21 service aces and 66 digs...Recorded seven digs in consecutive matches at USC (Oct. 26) and UCLA (Oct. 27)...Also had five service aces against UCLA...Registered six digs in a victory over Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 1).

2006 (at Cal): Recorded 49 kills, seven service aces and 90 digs in 20 matches...Had one service ace and nine digs at Cal Poly in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 2...Made first collegiate start vs. Arizona State on Sept. 29...Led Cal with 19 kills and 17 digs against the Sun Devils...Followed with 15 kills vs. Arizona on Sept. 30...Missed the first 12 matches of the year with a broken finger.

Before College: A CIF Southern Section Division IV Player of the Year, All-Orange County and Academy League Player of the Year as a senior at Sage Hill, where she was a teammate of Haywood Wright (of the Yale women's basketball team)...Also named the Daily Pilot Player of the Year, a member of the Daily Pilot Dream Team and Female Athlete of the Year for both her high school and league...First team all-league as a junior...Helped Sage Hill to its first-ever league title...Played for the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club 18-1 and was a member of the 2005 Junior National A2 Team...A National Merit Scholarship finalist and a Wendy's High School Heisman award nominee.

Getting to Know Cat

Favorite Quote:
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” - Henry David Thoreau
Favorite Reality TV Show: "Top Chef"
Greatest Fear: I really hate moths.
Pre-Match Superstition: Before home games, I eat a blueberry muffin from Claire’s with my breakfast.
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans, Hoosiers
People are surprised that you…: used to be a gymnast.