The middle blocker earned All-Region honors for the second year in a row.
Long Beach State had 15 blocks in the three set win.
Senior Delainey Aigner-Swesey put down 20 kills and put up 22 digs in the five-set, comeback win
49ers hit .488 as a team while making over three blocks per set.
Long Beach State drops three sets by a total of seven points in a 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
Long Beach State (2013: All-Big West First Team and AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention as a middle blocker...started in all 29 matches and played in all 115 sets for the 49ers...led the Beach with 132 total blocks for the season and had the second-highest average on the squad with 1.15 blocks per set...led the team with a .351 hitting percentage and ranked third with 285 kills and 2.48 kills per set...opened the season on fire, hitting .417 with 11 kills against Illinois (8/30) and .500 with 10 kills against Florida State (8/31)...had eight total blocks to go along with 10 kills in a five-set win over San Francisco (9/6)...did not make an error on 14 attempts in a sweep of LMU and totaled nine kills (9/12)...had eight total blocks to accompany five kills in a sweep of Seattle (9/14)...led the Beach with a season-high 18 kills in a five-set heartbreaker against UCLA...hit .588 at Cal Poly to lead the Beach with 11 kills...had three matches in a row with double digit kills from Oct. 10-18, capped with a 13-kill night against Cal State Fullerton on .571 hitting...hit .409 at Hawaii while not making an error in four sets and putting down nine kills...had 10 kills against UC Davis (11/8), followed by three matches in a row from Nov. 9-16 with 11 kills...also had seven total blocks against Cal State Northridge (11/9)...had one of her biggest nights with 15 kills on .333 hitting to go along with eight total blocks in a five-set win over UC Santa Barbara (11/29)...did not make an error in the final match of the season, hitting .600 with nine kills on 15 attacks in a sweep of Cal Poly.
(2012):The breakout star of the 2012 season for the 49ers ... An Honorable Mention All-American ... Earned First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-Big West honors ... Led Long Beach State and was third in the Big West after hitting .328 on the season ... Also ranked fifth in the conference in blocking at 1.17 blocks per set ... Ranked in the Big West's Top 10 in four categories in conference play ... Hit .350 in Big West matches, averaging 3.34 kills per set and added 1.27 blocks per set ... Ranked sixth in the Big West in conference play in points per set at 4.07 ... Finished the season with 303 kills, second on the team, and 124 blocks which led the 49ers ... Finished with double-digit kills 16 times and led the 49ers in kills on seven occasions ... Started all 29 matches for Long Beach State ... Hit .552 with 16 kills and no errors against James Madison to lead the 49ers (8/30) ... Made five blocks and seven kills against San Diego (8/31) ... Finished the season with double-figure kills in 12 straight matches ... Set a career high with 20 kills on .500 hitting with six blocks against Cal State Northridge (10/27) ... Made 18 kills and six blocks in a win at UC Santa Barbara (11/23).
(2011):Played in two sets for the 49ers during the 2011 season ... Started against SMU, making one kill and a solo block (9/9) ... Also made an appearance at Cal State Northridge, taking two swings (9/30).
Valencia High School:Ranked No. 39 in Prep Volleyball's list of "Senior Aces" ... A two-sport letterwinner at Valencia in volleyball and track ... Competed in the high jump in track and field ... The Orange County champion in the high jump, and reached the CIF finals ... A first-team all-league selection in volleyball as a senior at Valencia ... Played club volleyball with Cal Juniors.
Personal:Born in Fresno, Calif. ... Parents are Martin and Mary Okpala ... Majoring in business.
Kills: 20, vs. CS Northridge (10/27/12)
Total Attacks: 38, 2x, last at UC Santa Barbara (11/23/12)
Digs: 4, vs. UC Irvine (11/17/12)
Assists: 1, many times
Block Solo: 2, many times
Block Assists: 7, vs. Northern Iowa (9/15/12)
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