NIU clinches top-two seed in MAC Tournament with win
2014 First Team All-MAC
2012 MAC All-Freshman Team
Fourth All-time Assists (3,792)
2014: Started all 31 matches and 120 sets in 2014...Earned First Team All-MAC honors as a junior...Ranked third in the MAC and 48th in the nation with 0.38 aces/set, finishing the year with 45 aces...Ended the year 78th in the country and third in the conference with 10.50 assists/set...Registered 40 or more assists in 16 contests and 50 or more in 10 matches...Recorded a season-high 58 assists at Miami (Oct. 4)...Had 57 assists in the Huskies' upset of Louisville (Sept. 13)...Posted 56 assists at Toledo (Nov. 1)...Notched a career-best 21 digs at Cal Poly (Sept. 19)...Tied a career-best with four aces against Presbyterian (Aug. 29), then repeated the feat against Akron (Oct. 17) and Bowling Green (Nov. 8)...Collected six kills against Arizona State (Sept. 12)...Equaled a career-high with four blocks at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 10).
2013: Started 32 matches and played 121 sets as NIU's primary setter as a sophomore...Paced the Huskies and ranked seventh in the conference with 9.54 assists/set... Finished the season with 1,156 assists... Led NIU with 26 aces... Finished third on the team with 277 digs... Compiled 65 kills, including a career-best seven against IPFW (Sept. 20)... Averaged 13.5 assists/set against Western Michigan (Oct. 31)... Posted 11.0 assists/set or more in five of the last six matches... Since reverting back to a 5-1 on Oct. 18, averaged 10.92 assists/set... Posted five matches with an assist average of .800 or greater... Amassed three aces each against Belmont (Sept. 7) and Western Michigan (Oct. 31)... Ended the season with 20 blocks, including five solo... Set a career-high with eight points against Toledo (Nov. 16), recording six kills and two aces.
2012: Named the the MAC All-Freshman team following her first season with the Huskies... Started all 36 matches and played in 134 sets during the year... Was third in the conference in service aces with a .305 average per set... Her 10.27 assist per set ratio ranked sixth in the MAC and 85th in the nation... Paced the team with 1,376 assists and a .378 setting percentage... Finished second with 41 serving aces... Ranked fifth on the team with 65 kills... Scored 128 total points on the year, also fifth-best on the team... Totaled 42 blocks during the year, placing fourth on the team.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Led Bullard to a 70-30 record (29-1 in County Metro Athletic Conference play) in her final three years for three straight conference championships ... Named first team all-conference and led team in aces in each of her final three seasons ... Earned second team all-conference honor as a freshman ... Registered 183 kills, 285 digs, 793 assists, 65 aces, and 32 blocks as a senior ... Totaled 230 kills, 130 digs, 409 assists, 43 aces, and 19 blocks as a junior ... Tallied 69 kills, 115 digs, 847 assists, 50 aces, and 28 blocks as a sophomore ... Won four letters in varsity tennis ... Played the No. 1 singles spot and was Team MVP in each of her last three seasons ... Played No. 2 singles as a freshman ... Won sectional championship in doubles as a sophomore and senior ... Named first team all-conference all four years ... Also won four letters in varsity badminton ... Played the No. 1 spot and was conference Player of the Year in each of her last three years ... Played No. 2 spot as a rookie ... Won sectional championship, named first team all-conference and Team MVP in all four seasons ... first four-time sectional champion in badminton in school history.
Club: Central Cal Volleyball Club ... Took fifth in American Division at Nationals in 2010.
Personal: Born May 23, 1994 ... Intends to major in exercise science ... Daughter of Francisco and Stacey Gonzalez ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club ... Spends time in the Fresno community helping at the Valley Animal Center, church sports camps, vacation bible school, and "Child in Hand" Haiti service project ... Father Francisco played tennis at Ohio State and went on to play professionally, ranking as high as No. 34 in the world in singles and No. 24 in doubles ... Also frequently goes by her nickname of Pookie.
7, vs. IPFW (Sept. 20, 2013)
12, vs. Eastern Michigan (Nov. 15, 2014)
1.000, twice (last vs. UIC, Sept. 16, 2014)
59, at Bradley (Sept. 15, 2012)
4, four times (last vs. Bowling Green, Nov. 8, 2014)
21, at Cal Poly (Sept. 19, 2014)
4, twice (last at Eastern Michigan, Oct. 10, 2014)