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Leah Mathews
Leah  Mathews


Hillsboro, Calif.

High School:
Our Lady of Peace


Outside Hitter



Tri-Captain ... An outstanding court player and leader ... Will lead the Wildcat offense from her outside hitting position ... Intense competitor.

2001: Played in all 89 games for the Wildcats ... Led Villanova with 260 kills (2.92/game) and 285 digs (3.20/game) in her junior year ... Also contributed a team-best 33 service aces ... Recorded a career-high 25 kills in win over St. Peter's on Sept. 7 ... Posted a personal best 24 digs over UMBC on Sept. 20.

2000: Led Villanova in only her sophomore year in digs with 27, service aces with 33, and was fourth in kills with 157...Posted 1.48 kills, 0.31 service aces and 2.61 digs per game.

1999: Finished second on the Wildcats with 337 digs ... Played more games than any other member of the squad with 107 ... Also delivered 175 kills (1.6 per game) ... Had 13 kills and 18 digs in an Oct. 1 defeat to Rutgers at the Nevin Field House.

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY PEACE In senior year, led Our Lady of Peace to the school?s first-ever CIF Division III finals ... Named to the Scripps Ranch all-tournament team ... Honored as team MVP in junior and senior year ... Recognized as a San Diego Union Tribune athlete of the week ... Was the 1999 recipient of the Superwoman award, which goes to the most all-around student ... Earned scholar-athlete award and was placed on the honor roll for four straight years ... Member of the National Arts Honor Society ... Played on the San Diego Coast Volleyball club team.

PERSONAL Majoring in Engineering ... Born 5/4/81 ... Daughter of Richard and Diane Mathews ... Hobbies include surfing, water-skiing, snowboarding and basketball ... Chose Villanova because of it?s good engineering school, volleyball program and great people.