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#22 Cara Mattaliano
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy

At Princeton — 2013: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors after ranking second in the league in kills (3.35) and third in points (3.82) … twice named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, with both coming during the Ivy League season … started 18 matches, including final 12 of the season, and played in 78 sets … had back-to-back 19-kill matches in home sweep of Cornell and Columbia, which earned one of the two Rookie of the Week honors … had season best 21 kills in 3-2 road win at Dartmouth … had 12 matches with double-digit digs, including season best 22 against USC-Upstate … recorded season high four aces against Yale; other season highs included three blocks (Dartmouth) and two assists (six times).

Before Princeton — led the Benet Academy to the 2011 and 2012 Illinois 4A state championships … set the single-season record for kills at Benet … earned all-state, all-area and all-conference emails … named MVP of both the 2012 state semifinal and state final by the Chicago Tribune; tied the state championship record with 21 kills in the 2012 final … named PrepVolleyball.com Academic All-America honoree … voted Team Leader and Offensive Player of the Year … three-time all-tournament team selection … named All-America at AAU National Tournament … member of the National Honor Society.

"I loved the overall community and atmosphere at Princeton. I was looking for a school with strong academics and athletics."

Personal — born Oct. 11, 1994 … daughter of Al and Molly Mattaliano … father works in private equity; mother is a homemaker … has two sisters, Val and Emily … Val played volleyball at Boston College … enjoys travel, music and reading.

Year SP K K/s E TA Pct. A A/s SA SE D D/s BS BA TB B/s Pts.
2013 78 261 3.35 108 804 .190 17 .22 28 26 211 2.71 3 12 15 .19 298
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