1 - Paloma Pineda
Paloma Pineda
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bellevue City, Wash.
High School: Lakeside
Position: OPP

2008: Appeared in two sets...Recorded a kill on her only swing in her collegiate debut, a Nov. 7 sweep of Columbia.

Before Yale: Played both opposite and setter at Lakeside...Team captain during both junior and senior seasons...Named honorable mention all-league in 2005, and second team all-league in 2006 and 2007...Won the 2007 regional championship with Kent Juniors-17 Baden...Spent two summers teaching English and working with a women's micro-lending cooperative in the Dominican Republic.

Appleman on Paloma: “Paloma learned a great deal about the way we play last season. She is a very strong, athletic player, and she will have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of roles in her sophomore season.”

Getting to Know Paloma

Favorite Quote: "Es pa´adelante que siempre vamos" ("Forward we always go")
Biggest Inspiration: Mohammad Yunus
Pre-Match Superstition: Tying my shoes really tightly.
Favorite Sports Movie: Bend It Like Beckham
Signature Dance Move: Will soon be the tango... maybe.