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Ashley Aratani
Ashley Aratani

Hometown:
Honolulu. Hawai'i

High School:
Iolani

Height:
5-5

Position:
DS

Experience:
4V

2007 (As A Senior)
Second team Pac-10 All-Academic pick ... saw action in 102 games and 30 of the 31 matches ... ranked sixth on the team with 13 service aces and 66 digs ... played in every game during Pac-10 action ... had a season-best six digs vs. Arizona State (Oct. 4) ... had three aces vs. WSU on Sept. 28, which tied her career-high set last year against Stanford (Nov. 24, 2006) ... served up two aces at Arizona (Nov. 1) and vs. Stanford (Nov. 8) ... had five digs at Oregon on Sept. 21 and at USC on Nov. 16 ... registered the first attack of her career against Oregon (Sept. 21) ... recorded an ace in five straight matches from 9/14 - 9/28 ... tallied five digs vs. Missouri (Nov. 30) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2006 (As A Junior)
Played in all 34 matches, making 14 starts ... averaged 1.73 dpg and 0.27 sapg ... had a career-best 13 digs vs. UCLA (Sept. 28), while adding 11 digs vs. Oregon (Oct. 6), Arizona State (Oct. 18) and Arizona (Oct. 20) ... also had 10 digs vs. Washington State (Oct. 13) and at Colorado State (Nov. 30) in the NCAA First Round ... had three aces vs. Stanford (Nov. 24) ... tallied two aces in eight matches.

2005 (As A Sophomore)
Appeared in 96 games and 32 matches ... averaged 0.25 aces, 0.27 digs and 0.25 points per game ... had 24 aces, including seven matches with two aces ... had 27 digs, including four vs. Wisconsin in the regional championship and again vs. No. 1 Nebraska in the national final.

2004 (As A Freshman)
Appeared in 14 games and seven matches for UW ... made her collegiate debut vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept. 4) and had a dig ... also played in one game vs. Arkansas (Sept. 10) ... played three games vs. USC (Nov. 26) and recorded a service ace ... had an assist in two games played vs. UCLA (Nov. 27) ... tallied a service ace in the NCAA second round win over Kansas (Dec. 4) ... recorded an ace vs. Saint Mary's in the regional semifinal (Dec. 10) ... had two digs vs. UCLA (Dec. 11) in the regional championship.

At Iolani School
A three-year letterwinner at Iolani School ... 2003 team captain ... 2001 team placed first in the state and league ... honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference selection that year ... two-time honorable mention all-conference selection ... led team to fifth in state and second in league play in 2002, garnering first team all-state honors ... played five years with Oahu Volleyball Club and one year for Maunalani Volleyball Club ... OVC placed third at the 2002 Junior Olympics and fourth at the 2002 Davis Volleyball Festival.

Personal
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Dale and Gail Aratani ... has one older brother, Evan (23) ... contemplating a career in dermatology or physical therapy.

Getting to know Ashley
Major: Biology
Nickname: Ash, Smashers
Favorite Food: Unagi (eel)
My teammates would describe me as: Casual, chill, bubbly
Extreme sport I'd like to try: Motocross
Family ties: Her cousin, Richard Chong, played football at UW and played in the Rose Bowl.
Favorite TV show: The Office and Sex In The City

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