Veterans Return in Setter and Defensive Roles for the Utes
Mata Notes: A nice player who brings great athleticism and work ethic to the gym ... really wants to succeed ... a great example of how to work for things you want to get.
2012: Redshirt season.
High School/Club: Dished out 1,204 career assists during her four-year prep career at Flowing Wells High School for coach Bridget Betterton ... also had 184 career digs, 173 service aces, 55 kills and 45 blocks ... served as team captain during her final two seasons ... second-team all-city selection in 2010 and 2011 ... named team MVP for 2011 season after turning in 308 assists, 52 aces, 50 digs, 25 kills and 17 blocks ... voted Athlete of the Month in 2010 ... selected to the Arizona Star's Player to Watch list, was an Honorable Mention All-City selection, and named a Super Cap Three-Sport Athlete in 2009 ... played club volleyball for Dinamo ... graduated as a Distinguished Senior ... recognized as an Arizona Scholar ... also played shortstop for the softball team and was a forward on the basketball team at FWHS ... earned all-conference honors in both sports and was the basketball team captain for the 2011-12 season.
Personal: Born April 28, 1994 ... daughter of Celia and Heriberto Mata ... has three siblings, Heriberto Mata, Jessica Mata and Marisela Silguero ... intends to major in Exercise and Sport Science ... wants to attend medical school and become a dermatologist.