» Freshmen Trio Bide Their Time With Bright Future (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 24, 2013)
2014 (As A Redshirt Freshman)
Stepped into the rotation for the NCAA tournament after Katy Beals injured her knee in the regular season finale, splitting time at setter with Bailey Tanner ... posted 19 assists and 6 digs in the season-ending 3-1 defeat to Nebraska in the round of 16 ... set a season-high 23 assists with 7 digs in the 3-1 win over Hawaii (12/6) in the NCAA second round ... got her first start of the year in the NCAA opening win over New Hampshire (12/5) and posted 19 assists and a season-high 9 digs as UW hit .451 ... checked into the regular season finale against Washington State (11/28) after an injury to Katy Beals, and had 2 assists and a dig in her first action in over two months ... played one set in the 3-0 win over Maryland (9/18) and had 6 assists and 2 aces on her first two serves ... posted 17 assists and 5 digs in sweep of UNLV (9/12) as UW hit .319 ... helped pace the Huskies to a .412 Att% with a team-best 17 assists, an ace, and 3 digs in win over UC Davis (9/12) ... played the full match in the 3-0 win over UMBC (9/6), posting 13 assists, serving an ace, and adding 3 digs ... made her collegiate debut in the season-opener against Portland State (8/29), serving and playing setter.
Joined the team partway through the season, redshirting the year.
High School and Personal
Born in Seattle … parents are Lynette and Paul Finau … has one older brother, Jarett, and one younger brother Paul Jr. … brother Jarett currently plays defensive end on the Washington football team … mother also attended UW … a three-time First Team All-KingCo selection and named to the All-State team as a senior … unanimous KingCo MVP her senior year … named to the Seattle Times All-Area Team as a senior … rated a Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com in the 101-250 range … played club volleyball with Washington Volleyball Academy coached by Dave Weitl from 2008-12 and the Seattle Juniors from 2012-13 under coaches Dave Morehouse and Kari Kockler … finished second with her club team at the Far Westerns 15 Open division in 2010 … at the 2011 Junior Olympics, club tied for fifth in the 16 Club division … also lettered her senior year in basketball … has played piano for ten years.