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Celine Nguyen

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.

High School:
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Height:
5-9

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
10/15/1984

Major:
Finance

VILLANOVA

Possesses great passing technique, which makes her an important ingredient in all six rotations of serve-receive...Shows quickness in the back row...Has mastered the angle shot, making her very difficult to block.

2004: Started out the season on a strong note and continued to improve throughout the year ... Team's Most Valuable Player ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the LMU Four Points Sheraton Classic and the Villanova Classic ... Tallied 33 kills and 32 digs at the Loyola Marymount tournament ... Racked up 38 kills and 37 digs while hitting .276 in three matches at the Villanova Classic ... Led the team in kills and digs in both tournaments ... Played in 25 matches and 93 games on the season ... Led the team in digs and digs per game ... Ranked second on the squad in kills and kills per game, and was third in points ... Averaged 4.10 digs per game ... That figure was the fifth-highest single-season mark in school history ... Also averaged 3.25 kills per game and totaled 322.0 points ... Saved her top performances for Big East play, where she averaged 3.44 kills and 5.18 digs per game ... Set career highs with 27 kills and 36 digs in a come-from-behind, five-game victory at West Virginia ... The 36 digs were a new school record for a match ... Led the team with 14 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season ... Became the first player in school history to have at least 20 kills and 20 digs in a match when she had 21 kills and 20 digs against Temple on Oct. 19 ... She then repeated the feat three more times in the season's final nine matches ... Reached double figures in kills 16 times, including four matches with at least 20 kills ... Notched double-figure totals in digs on 18 occasions, with eight matches of at least 20 digs.

2003: Played in a team-high 107 games...ranked first on the squad with career-high 341 digs...finished third with 236 kills...managed double-digits in kills 10 times...tallied at least 15 digs in nine matches...registered season-highs with 17 kills and 21 digs against St. John's (11/15)...named to All-Tournament team at George Washington after tallying 24 kills and 24 digs in three matches.

2002: Returned to action 9/13 from injury ... Saw action in 71 games, notching 15 kills against Georgetown (11/2) ... Had 23 digs at Rutgers (11/17).

PALOS VERDE PENINSULA HIGH SCHOOL: Led her Palos Verde team to the state Division I semifinals in 2001 ... Tallied 406 kills with a .380 hitting percentage, 487 digs, 74 aces and 58 blocks in her senior season ... Selected to the All-Bay League first team and All-CIF second-team in 2001 ... Member of Gene's Club team.

PERSONAL: Born 10/15/84 ... Younger of two children of Philip and Natalie Nguyen ... Majoring in Finance.

Year	GP	Kills	Assists	Svc. Aces	Digs	BA	BS
2003	107/29	236	49	15	341	14	3
2002	71/21	57	15	8	240	6	0
Totals	178/50	293	64	23	581	20	3

Year HP DPG KPG APG TA 2003 .180 3.19 2.21 0.46 743 2002 .210 3.38 0.80 0.21 162 Totals .186 3.26 1.65 0.36 905

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