A part-time starter for the beginning portion of the season
six double-figure kill matches with a high of 16 twice against
USC (Jan. 23) and Penn State (Jan. 7)
also in his debut as
a Rainbow, had seven digs and six blocks
in match against
Trojans, hit .429 along with three service aces and seven blocks
up five aces vs. UC San Diego (Feb. 26)
sparked UH off the
bench in win over UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 18), with four kills,
four digs, and four blocks
was slowed for much of the second
half of the season due to an illness.
Prep: A 1997 graduate of Nuestra Senora del Belen High School in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico lettered in both basketball and volleyball member of the All-Star and All-State teams received All State and All League honors Recruited by Lewis University, Penn State and University of Puerto Rico.
Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1979 in Dorado, Puerto Rico enjoys bodyboarding, music and movies biggest athletic thrill was going to the World Championship in Arabia in 1997 favorites include Puerto Rican food, basketball star Michael Jordan, actors Mel Gibson and Robert DeNiro, singer Bob Marley, and the movie "Braveheart" goal is to become a better athlete and person has two sisters, Luali and Deborah parents are Aida Castro and Jorge Alifonso of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
Career Stats Year MP-GP Kill K/Avg E Att Pct Ast Ace Dig D/Avg BS BA TB B/Avg 1998 19-56 135 2.41 66 290 .238 16 21 75 1.34 3 47 50 0.89