The reason UW's volleyball team has won four matches this season after saving match points, and is in the NCAA regionals Friday at Nebraska, goes far beyond the court. It's from unique team bonding last summer.
2012 (As A Senior)
Named a Third Team All-American by Volleyball Magazine ... started 31 of Washington's 32 matches, and was the most dominant blocker in the NCAA, leading UW to an NCAA-leading 3.36 blocks per set, as she was the individual NCAA leader with 1.82 blocks per set ... her 198 total blocks ranked second in school history and the most in the rally scoring era ... set the UW school record with 190 block assists ... her 190 block assists ranked third in Pac-12 history and her 198 total blocks ranked seventh in Pac-12 history, while her 1.82 blocks/set average was seventh overall and second in rally scoring ... had 14 matches of seven blocks or more ... was even more dominant at net in Pac-12 play, averaging 1.97 blocks per set, a higher total than three conference teams ... in NCAA 2nd round win over Hawaii (12/1), had 8 blocks including one on match point down to keep UW alive, plus 4 kills (.333 Att%) ... posted 9 blocks in NCAA opening round win over Central Arkansas (11/30) ... big blocking night against the Cougars (11/23), blocking 10 balls in the 3-0 win plus 2 assists, 3 kills ... notched 7 blocks vs. Arizona State (11/21), adding 3 kills ... had 4 blocks and 3 kills in a sweep over Oregon State (11/17) ... 4 blocks in the 3-2 win over no. 4 Oregon (11/16) ... team-high 7 blocks at no. 1 Stanford (11/8), hitting .375 with 4 kills and 3 digs ... 3 kills, 4 blocks at Cal (11/7) ... had her third double-digit block total of the season against Utah (11/4) with 12 block assists ... in first return to UCLA on 10/28, had a match-high 8 blocks and hit .429 with 6 kills ... tied a 28-year-old UW single-match total blocks record with 15 at No. 7 USC (10/26), also breaking her own block assists record she'd set just a few weeks earlier at Oregon, and adding 6 kills ... the 15 block assists ranked third in Pac-12 single-match history and was the most since 2004 ... in home series vs. Bay Area schools, had 5 kills in sweep of Cal (10/21) and 6 blocks in five-set loss to No. 2 Stanford (10/19) ... huge night at No. 5 Oregon (10/13), breaking the Washington school record for single match block assists with 14, which also was a new career-high, while adding 6 kills for 13.0 points ... notched 7 block assists, 1 kill in win at Oregon State (10/12) ... 8.0 points (5 kills, 6 block assists) at Colorado (10/7) and hit .400 ... hit .462 with season-high 7 kills plus 7 blocks in win at Utah (10/5) ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on 10/1 after wins over USC and UCLA ... match-high 6 blocks plus 5 kills, 1 assist in 3-0 win over No. 3 USC on 9/28 ... had 6 kills (.357 Att%) and 8 blocks in five set win over No. 4 UCLA (9/26) in her first meeting with former team ... matched season-high with 6 kills on a season-high 12 swings in win at Arizona (9/22) ... matched season-high with 8 total blocks vs. Washington State (9/18) and added 5 kills and 4 digs for season-high 9.5 pts ... notched 8 block assists on 9/7 in 3-0 win over Long Beach State, a new season-high ... raised season-high for kills to 6 in win over Seattle U on 9/6, hitting .444 ... very consistent three matches in UW's tourney win at Tiger Classic, including upset of No. 7 Purdue, as she hit .333 with 3 kills in each match and averaging 1.44 blocks/set with a high of 5 against LSU (8/31) ... made her long-awaited debut in purple and gold in the season-opening Northwest Challenge, starting all three matches and averaging 1.22 kills, 1.00 blocks, and 1.83 points per set with 4 digs and 2 assists added in ... hit .435 over the Northwest Challenge, with a high of 5 kills against Portland State ... in the season-opener against Boise State (8/24) had 6 blocks (1 solo, 5 assists).
2011 (As A Junior)
Missed the 2011 season due to a knee injury that required surgery right before the start of the season.
Redshirted the 2010 season due to conference transfer rules after joining the Huskies from UCLA.
2009 (As A Sophomore At UCLA)
An AVCA All-American, voted to the Second Team ... also named a Second Team All-American by ASICS/Volleyball Magazine ... An All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region First Team selection ... played in 32 of 33 matches and 115 sets ... led the Pac-10 and ranked second in the NCAA with 180 total blocks and 1.57 blocks per set ... led the Bruins with a .360 hitting percentage that ranked fifth in the conference while averaging 2.37 kills per set that ranked third among all Bruins ... averaged 3.32 points per set ... hit over .500 with at least 10 kills in three matches ... had a season-high 16 kills at USC on Nov. 6 while hitting .560 for the match ... hit .562 with 10 kills on Sept. 11 vs. Virginia ... also had 10 kills with a .500 clip at Pepperdine on Sept. 16 ... posted a season-high 21.5 points in a dominant display vs. Baylor in the NCAA Second Round where she posted 15 kills and 11 blocks for her third career double-double while hitting .379 ... also had a double-double against Oregon on Oct. 23 with 14 kills and 10 blocks ... hit over .400 with at least six kills in 13 matches ... had double-figure kills in four-straight matches from Sept. 11 through Sept. 18 ... made just seven service errors on 342 attempts, a .980 success rate ... raised her blocks average to 1.61 during Pac-10 play ... posted 22 solo blocks, and had two solo stuffs in six different matches ... had a career-high seven digs on Sept. 13 in win at Nebraska, helping end the Huskers 90-match home win streak ... averaged 0.77 digs per set.
2008 (As A Freshman At UCLA)
Named both Pacific Region and Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, as well as All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... one of two Bruins to start all 33 matches, playing in 120 of 122 sets ... led the Bruins with 1.46 blocks per set and a .327 hitting percentage ... placed third with 2.54 kills per set ... finished second among Pac-10 players and sixth in the nation in blocks per set ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 88th in the country in hitting percentage ... led the Bruins in blocks 21 times, posting a team and season-high 13 against Oregon on Nov. 1 with two solo blocks and 11 assists ... added 13 kills against the Ducks for her first career double-double ... had double figures in blocks with 10 at California on Nov. 21 ... had 14 other matches with at least six rejections ... had two solo blocks in one match eight times ... led the Bruins in kills for a match seven times and posted 12 double-figure kills contests, which was third on the squad ... recorded a season-best 20 kills at Northwestern on Sept. 20, which tied for the most kills for a Bruin in one match in 2008 ... added 16 kills on a .577 hitting percentage in the match prior against Georgetown (Sept. 19) ... hit over .400 with at least 10 kills on four occasions, swinging at a season-best .647 clip (12-1-17) at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 16 ... in a four-match stretch from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, all Bruin victories, she posted 27 kills and only one error in 52 swings for a .500 hitting percentage ... tallied a season-best six digs at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 10 and had five digs in a match three other times.
In High School
A foury-year letterwinner ... earned West Coast Athletic League and Central Coast Section Player of the Year honors three times ... named AVCA High School All-American as a senior and a Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine and Prep Volleyball.com All-American as a junior ... was also a three-time Cal-High Sports, High School Sports Focus and San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year and two-time San Jose Mercury Player of the Year ... helped the Monarchs to a state championship in 2004 ... Monarchs also won WCAL, CCS and NorCal titles in each of Gil's four seasons, helping her team to a 149-8 record ... coached by Brett Almazan-Cezar ... played club with Vision Volleyball Club and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Junior Olympics and was a member of the 18 Open All-Tournament Team ... a part of the U.S. Girls' Youth National Team for four years, competing at the 2007 FIVB Girls' Youth World Championships in Mexico.
Born in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Michelle Evangel and Randy Gil ... stepmother is Joanna Gil ... has one younger brother, Randy ... plans on majoring in communications.