11 - Piera Carfagno
Piera Carfagno
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Campbell Hall School
Position: RS

One of three captains for 2008 season... 2007: Selected as an All-UAA honorable mention for the second year in row... Claimed tournament MVP honors at both Brandeis home tournaments, the Brandeis Invitational Sep. 7-8 and the Judges Classic Oct. 26-27... UAA Player of the Week, Sept. 10... Played in 34 of 38 matches and 109 games... Led team with 100 blocks (30 solo), one of only seven players in the UAA to reach the century mark... Finished fifth in the conference with 0.92 blocks per game... Recorded one double-double, Sept. 15 vs. Williams, when she had 17 kills and 10 blocks (two solo) in a 3-2 win in Auerbach Arena... Reached double figures in kills 16 times... Season-high 21 kills in 3-2 win at Amherst Oct. 19 was two shy of her career-best... Also delivered five service aces in that match... Had a hitting percentage better than .300 on 17 times, better than .400 11 times and better than .500 seven times, with a season-high 1.000 percentage against Colby, Oct. 19 (3 K-0 E-3 TA)... 2006: Earned honorable mention All-UAA honors in a stellar rookie year... Selected to All-Tournament teams at Williams Invitational, Eastern Connecticut State’s Crabtree Classic and was named MVP of the Judges Classic, the only Brandeis player named to more than one All-Tourney team... Appeared in 134 games, starting all 39 matches... Led the UAA in service aces (116) and service aces per game (0.83) and ranked 32nd in the nation... Tied for team lead with a .270 hitting percentage (401 K-148 E-937 TA)... Second on the squad with 2.99 kills per game... Led the team in kills 16 times and digs three times... 20 matches with 10 or more kills and three matches with 10 or more digs, giving her two double-double performances... Career-high 23 kills and just four errors in 47 attempts (.404 pct) in 3-2 UAA loss to Rochester, 9/29... Had double-doubles in back-to-back matches on 10/21 at the Hall of Fame Tournament with 12 kills and 10 digs against Wellesley and 12 kills a career-high 12 digs against Springfield... Just missed a triple-double in 3-2 loss to NAIA Southern Wesleyan on 10/6, when she tallied 18 kills, and career highs with nine service aces and eight blocks (five solo)...22 matches with a hitting percentage over .300, 14 over .400 and seven better than .500... Academic: Art history major with a minor in business... Earned Dean’s list honors in Spring 2007... High School: Four-year starter at Campbell Hall School in No. Hollywood, Calif.... Served as a captain for the Vikings as a senior... Won a Gold Coast Athletics Conference league title as a sophomore... Earned first-team All-GSAC honors at middle blocker in her junior and senior campaigns... Was a first-team All-Tournament choice at the 2005 Grace Bretheren Invitational... Played club for Sports Shack.