Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Lake Mary, Fla./Berkeley, Calif.
Birth Date: 1986
Joined Team: January 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...Pan American Games (Bronze). 2010 – Tour of China...Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver)…NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2008 – Tour of China
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Tallied 3.75 points per set with a .391 hitting efficiency during nine sets of action at the Montreux Volley Masters, including three match starts…Tallied 15 points versus Peru on June 7 with nine kills and six blocks…Started versus Trinidad & Tobago during Pan Am Cup on July 3, turning in five kills and a block…Averaged 3.92 points per set, including a 1.00 block average, in helping U.S. win bronze at Pan American Games…Scored 17 points in Pan Am Games bronze-medal victory over Dominican Republic on Oct. 20. 2010 – Started two of three matches on Tour of China with seven sets played…Averaged 1.86 points scored on Tour of China, including four blocks for a 0.57 average to go with 3.00 digs per set...Played one set in a reserve role during Montreux Volley Masters event. 2009 – Averaged 3.00 points per set in first full season with the U.S. Women’s National Team, playing in 34 sets with seven match starts…Played in three sets of the Pan American Cup, producing seven kills on seven attacks with one block against Guatemala and for the entire tournament…Played in four sets with one match start in the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G, helping the U.S. to the gold and entry into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Averaged 2.25 kills, 1.00 blocks and 0.25 aces per set for a 3.50 points average in the qualification event, along with 1.25 digs per set…Played in a set each against Germany (July 31) and Puerto Rico (Aug. 1) during the FIVB World Grand Prix…Named Best Scorer of the Final Four Intercontinental Cup by averaging 3.55 points per set…Scored 23 points (15 kills, 8 blocks) versus Peru in a four-set win on Sept. 10…Opened Final Four Cup with 19 points (15 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) in five-set loss to Brazil on Sept. 9…Averaged 2.20 digs per set during Final Four Cup…Recorded eight kills and a block in five sets during the NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Tallied 20 points in limited action during a three-week, eight-match tour of China.
PRO HIGHLIGHTS: Helped Toa Baja to the 2009 regular season in the Puerto Rico Super League before an injury sidelined her for the playoffs.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Selected as American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First-Team after leading California to its first-ever NCAA Tournament semifinal round appearance…Selected All-Pac-10 first team…Provided 4.98 points per set including averages of 4.21 kills, 0.89 blocks and 0.23 aces per set…Added 2.82 digs per set…Despite a lack of height, finished collegiate career with 307 blocks (65 solo and 236 assisted)…Totaled 1,725 kills during four-year career for a 4.14 career kill average, along with 1,174 digs (2.82 average). 2006 – Named to the AVCA All-America Second Team and was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection…Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors...Led the Bears in kills (487), kills per game (4.39, third in the Pac-10) and points (551.0, 4.96 points per game, fifth in the Pac-10)...Finished second on the team with 300 digs. 2005 – Named first-team All-Pac-10, hitting .251 and leading the Bears in kills (446, 10th on Cal's single-season list) and kills per game (4.13)...was also honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...averaged 4.79 points per game (517.5 total). 2004 - Named first-team All-Pac-10, the first Cal freshman in school history selected all-conference, and a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...Ranked second on the Bears' squad with 329 kills (3.74 kills per game, seventh in the Pac-10)...led Cal in kills in 13 of 29 matches.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Competed for the U.S. Women’s National A2 program in 2007.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Earned Florida All-State in volleyball, basketball and track while competing for Lake Mary High School…Selected 2002 Florida 6A Volleyball Player of the Year…Member of PrepVolleyball.com’s Fab 50 team in 2003 and 2004…Won the 2003 Florida High School state championship in the 100-meter dash.
PERSONAL: Born Angela Pressey on June 6, 1986, in Tulsa, Okla…Parents are Paul and Elizabeth Pressey…Siblings are brothers Mathew (1988) and Phillip (1990) and sister Ashley (1984)…Father Paul Pressey played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, and is now an assistant coach for the New Orleans Hornets…Majored in history at the University of California…Attended Lake Mary High School (Fla.), graduating in 2005…Began playing club volleyball in 1998 with Orlando Volleyball Academy…Hobbies include shopping…Favorite types of music are gospel and R&B…Favorite professional team is the San Antonio Spurs…Favorite food is pasta…Happiest moment in life is helping her team reach the NCAA Division I Tournament semifinals.
Last Updated: Oct. 20, 2011