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10   Nicole Vargas
Nicole Vargas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seal Beach, CA

High School:
St. Joseph

Height:
5-8

Position:
S


Long Beach State (2007): Climbed all the way to fifth on the LBSU career assist list, finishing the year with 3,436 ... needs just 127 more to pass Keri Nishimoto for fourth ... earned honorable mention All-Big West honors ... started 31 matches at setter for the 49ers ... finished fourth in the big west, averaging 11.85 assists per game ... led the 49ers with 14 double-doubles on the season ... team leader in aces for the second straight year, finishing with 39 ... fourth on the team in digs and total blocks ... hit .323 on the year, the second-highest percentage on the team ... made 59 assists against St. John's ... made 41 assists in three games against UC Santa Barbara ... finished with seven kills on .636 hitting to go with seven digs and 40 assists versus Cal State Northridge ... almost grabbed her first career triple-double at UC Davis, putting away a career-high nine kills with 52 assists and a career-high 20 digs ... led team with 15 digs and made 49 assists against Pacific ... served a career-high five aces against Yale ... neared her career best with 19 digs against Pittsburgh ... set a season high with 65 assists in a five-game win over Florida.

(2006): Named first team All-Big West ... averaged 12.47 assists per game while hitting an impressive .333 ... also averaged 1.02 kills and 2.33 digs per game ... her 245 digs ranked third on the team ... ranked second in the Big West in assists per game ... in conference games she averaged 12.92 assists and 2.25 digs per game ... had 10 double-doubles on the year in assists and digs ... set a season high with 69 assists vs. Saint Mary's and at home against Cal Poly (both five-game matches) ... had a career-high eight kills in win at UC Irvine, hitting .615 (8-0-13), adding 34 assists, three aces and six digs ... had six kills, 44 assists, six digs and three blocks in win over Pepperdine in first round of the NCAA Tournament ... made 61 assists and 13 digs in home win over UCSB... had 40 assists, eight blocks and 12 digs in win over Middle Tennessee ... led team with 33 service aces ... served a career-best four aces vs. UC Riverside.

(2005): Averaged 12.56 assists and 2.80 digs per game in '05 ... tallied 24 assists and three kills in her 49er debut vs. Long Island on Aug. 26 ... recorded 56 assists, 12 digs, and five blocks for her first career double-double vs. Sacramento State (8/27) ... Registered three straight double-doubles in Long Beach State's three wins over Pepperdine, UC Davis, and St. Mary's (Sept. 20-24), including a career-best 72 assists and career-best 17 digs vs. St. Mary's on Sept. 24 ... finished 2005 with seven double-doubles.

St. Joseph High School: The oldest daughter of assistant coach, Debbie Green, Nicole graduated from St. Joseph HS ... Nicole earned the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame volleyball Performer of the Year ... she was a first-team All-CIF and first-team all-league selection ... was named to the Press Telegram Dream Team ... played on the Cal Juniors volleyball club ... was on the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior National training squad, and on the 2005 USA Volleyball Junior National A2 Team.

Personal: Father Joe played on the 1980 and 1984 USA Olympic Water Polo Team ... sister Dana is also a setter, who plays at UC Santa Barbara ... the oldest daughter of assistant coach Debbie Green, also a two-time Olympian ... majoring in communications.

2007 Highs:
Kills: 9, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Total Attacks: 20, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Digs: 20, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Assists: 65, vs. Florida (11/24/07)
Aces: 5, vs. Yale (11/23/07)
Block Solo: 1, many times
Block Assists: 5, 2x, last at UC Irvine (10/26/07)

Career Highs:
Kills: 9, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Total Attacks: 20, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Digs: 20, at UC Davis (10/13/07)
Assists: 72, vs. St. Mary's (9/24/05)
Aces: 5, vs. Yale (11/23/07)
Block Solo: 2, vs. Oregon (8/30/06)
Block Assists: 7, vs. Middle Tenn. St. (9/1/06)

Career Statistics
Year G K K/G E TA PCT AST A/G SA D D/G BS BA TB/G
2005 59 34 0.58 18 95 .168 741 12.56 19 165 2.80 2 34 0.61
2006 105 107 1.02 24 249 .333 1309 12.47 33 245 2.33 8 55 0.60
2007 117 131 1.12 29 316 .323 1386 11.85 39 298 2.55 6 68 0.63
Totals 281 272 0.97 71 660 .305 3436 12.23 91 708 2.52 16 157 0.62

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