2 Serena Cate
2 - Serena Cate
Height: 6-1
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Position: RS
Previous School: El Dorado HS
Sport: HS

JUNIOR (2010)
Played in 90 games in 2010…posted a team-second 209 kills…logged a team-fourth .218 hitting percentage…turned in a team second 21 combined service aces…chipped in a team-fourth 160 digs and 1.78 digs per game average…finished third on the year with 37 total blocks…posted 13 double-digit kill performances, including a season-high 17 against South Dakota State on Sept. 26…also logged a season-best four service aces in an Oct. 2 match at Centenary…earned double-digit digs six times as a junior with a season-high 13 at IUPUI on Oct. 30…also turned in her best blocking performance of the season with five assisted blocks versus Western Illinois on Sep. 11.

Led the Golden Eagles with 280 kills (2.80 k/s) and 20 service aces… hit for a .201 percentage… totaled 224 digs and 28 assisted blocks on the defensive end… tallied 10 or more kills in 16 of the 27 games played… posted double-digit digs in nine contests and seven double-doubles… drilled a career-high 22 kills to go with 12 digs against Oakland on Oct. 23… posted 18 kills and 12 digs in ORU’s season-opening shutout of UT-Arlington on Aug. 28… registered 12 kills and 10 digs the following day against Gardner-Webb… recorded third-straight double-double with 12 kills and 17 digs as ORU defeated Illinois State to claim the Redbird Classic title… named to the Redbird Classic All-Tournament Team after totaling 42 kills and 39 digs over the three contests… tallied a career-high 23 digs to go with 14 kills against IPFW on Sept. 25… posted 11 kills, 11 digs and a career-high five service aces against Southern Utah on Oct. 10.

Recorded a dig and a block assist in her first collegiate match in the 3-0 win against NJIT on Aug. 29... Tallied first five career kills in the 3-0 win versus North Texas on Sept. 6... Added seven kills in the 3-0 win at IUPUI on Oct. 3 and then chipped in 10 kills in the sweep at Western Illinois on Oct. 4... Registered 10 kills and nine digs in the 3-0 win at UMKC on Oct. 10... Set a season-high with 12 kills in the 3-0 win versus Centenary on Oct. 12... Tallied a career-high seven block assists in the 3-1 victory against Western Illinois on Oct. 26... Recorded a career-high 11 digs in the 3-0 loss at IPFW on Oct. 31 before posting 10 kills at Oakland in the 3-0 win on Nov. 1... Chipped in first career solo block in the 3-0 victory against Texas-Pan American on Nov. 5... Averaged 1.77 kills and 1.26 digs per set after tallying 129 kills and 92 digs... Also recorded 40 total blocks (39 block assists), averaging 0.55 blocks per set.

Attended El Dorado HS in Placentia, Calif...  Named to the all-Century League and all-tournament teams while at El Dorado HS...  Holds school record of 10 aces in one match.

Full name is Serena Noelle Cate...  Daughter of David and Susan Cate...  Chose ORU because she connected with current volleyball team members and loved that the school was a private Christian institution...  Pre-med major...  Born on December 10, 1988.

Kills: 22, Oakland, 9/26/09
Digs: 23, IPFW, 9/25/09
Assists: 7, South Dakota State, 9/26/10
Service Aces: 5, Southern Utah, 10/10/09
Block Solos: 1, (2x), last vs. UMKC, 10/9/09
Block Assists: 7, Western Illinois, 10/26/08