Position: Middle Blocker
Born: Kibbutz Hamaapil, Israel
1996 Highlights: Played in 30 matches this season...led the team in
blocking...finished the season with 27 solo blocks and 84 block assists.
1996: Season Highs: 12 kills vs. BYU (March 16)...three aces vs. USC
(Feb. 23)...eight digs vs. BYU (March 16)...six blocks vs. BYU (March 16).
1995: Instrumental in Hawai`i's 1995 successes and first appearance in the
NCAA final four...10 block assists vs. Long Beach State (March 30)...had
six matches with .400-plus hitting average vs. Loyola Marymount, UC San
Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, San Diego State and Cal State
Northridge...10 matches with at least two service aces...nine digs vs. USC
(March 16)...11 digs vs. UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 28)
UH Freshman: After fall training drills and performance against Brigham
Young earned a starting position.
High School: 1992 graduate of Maayan High School in Kibbutz Ein Hachoresh,
Israel...played four years of volleyball...a three time All-State
selection...played in numerous tournaments in Europe with the national team
of Israel...played in both the high school and premier leagues of Israel.
Personal: Nickname is "Chicken"...born June 14, 1974 Israel...has yet to
declare college major...planning a professional volleyball career in
Europe...favorite athlete is Oded Machnes...hobbies include computers and
photography...parents are Yona and Roberto Leoni of Kibbutz Hamaapil, Israel.