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Dana Tartazky
Dana  Tartazky


Haifa, Israel

High School:
Kiryat Haim


Outside Hitter



On Tartazky: Most experienced player returning...Will be someone to send a lot of balls to...Can be an anchor on the team with good serving and receiving skills...Is expected to step up...Can provide leadership on the court.

2007: Was third on the team posting 292 kills with an average of 2.65 per contest...Ranked third on the squad collecting 2.29 digs per game for 252 overall...Notched a career-high-tying 19 kills versus Pittsburgh...Had double figure kills in 16 matches...Tallied 20 digs, a career high, in a 3-2 win over Lamar...Collected double figure kills on 11 other occasions...Recorded nine double-doubles on the season.

2006: Played in 27 matches and 94 games despite nagging injuries during the season ... Averaged 2.00 kills and 2.15 digs per game while recording 23 aces and 22 blocks ... Second on the team in aces and third in digs ... Her 188 kills ranked fourth on the squad ... Registered double figures in both kills and digs in eight matches, including four double-doubles ... Tallied a season-high 19 kills and four aces along with 15 digs in a five-game win over Lehigh ... Had a season-high 17 digs in a win over Georgetown ... Finished with 11 kills, six digs and a season-high four blocks in a win over Seton Hall.

2005: Appeared in 18 matches and played in 43 games ... Produced 82 kills and 110 digs, averaging 1.91 kills and 2.56 digs per game ... Also tallied 11 aces ... Registered a season-best 19 kills in a match against Marquette... Contributed eight kills and 11 digs in a win over Bucknell ... Notched 15 kills in a win over UMBC.

Before Villanova: Led her high school team (Kiryat Haim) to the Israeli High School Championship title in 2000 and the squad went on to finish eighth at the World High School Championships in Portugal ... Member of the National team since 1999 ... Won a gold medal at the Maccabi Games in 2001 and 2005 ... Played for Kiryat Ata in 2004-05 and helped the squad to the finals of the Israeli Cup.

Personal: Born 8/3/84 in Haifa, Israel ... Youngest of three children of Joseph and Nitza Tartazky ... Siblings are Amir and Eyal ... Eyal plays professional soccer in Israel ... Majoring in Business.