On Ayala: Is the spark plug on the team...Has a high demand of herself...Was the most improved in the spring...Extremely hard worker...Will compete for the starting libero position.
2007: Played in 18 matches and 35 games...Posted a career-best nine digs vs. Liberty...Had one kill against SMU...Finished the season with 25 digs and two service aces...Named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Perpetuo Socorro Academy: Selected to all-tournament team at the Perpetuo Tournament in 2006, where her team played against the top-ranked team in Puerto Rico ... Was the third-ranked player and only libero selected to the High School Alliance "Top 8" in 2006 ... Played in her league's all-star game and was a two-time school Athlete of the Year ... Named the top libero in the league as a freshman and senior ... Participated in the Nuevo Dia Cup in November 2006 ... Team won a gold medal at the PRHAA League varsity championships ... Has played club volleyball with Borinquen Coqui since age 6 ... Her team took first place in the Puerto Rican League gold division in 2006.
Personal: Born 1/30/89 in San Juan, Puerto Rico ... Second of three children of Jose Ayala and Carmen Muniz ... Siblings are Marissa Gasparoli and Gustavo Ayala... Sister played volleyball at Bentley College from 2000-04 and was also a defensive specialist... Majoring in Criminal Justice.