Duo will compete in European Global Challenge in Croatia, Slovenia
Student-athletes span all 5 fall sports
CSU advances to 1st Round-of-16 since 2009, 10th in school history
Making her first start, Bolden tallies 8 kills, 4 blocks in historic victory
Freshman records 11 kills, 6 blocks in 4-set victory
CSU played in its 10th NCAA Regional Semifinal, falling to No. 2 seed Texas in Minneapolis. - 12/12/14 [Photos by Eric Miller]
Fans lined up outside of Moby Arena to send the team off to Minneapolis for the NCAA Regional Semifinal
After arriving in Minneapolis, the CSU volleyball team practiced at the Sports Pavilion - 12/11/14 [Photos by Nic Hallisey]
Photos from CSU's 3-2 second-round victory over rival Colorado - NCAA tournament - 12/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]
Photos from CSU's second-round win over CU at Moby Arena - 12/6/14 [Photos by Don Reichert]
2014 (FRESHMAN): Finished the year averaging 1.72 kills per set on .363 hitting, while also leading the Rams with 1.17 blocks per set... Her blocking total was the third-best by a freshman in school history... In her first career start, led all players with a season-most 12 kills in a three-set win over Florida A&M (9/5)... Hit .847 for the night (12-0-14), the second-highest single-match hitting percentage in program history, and highest ever by a freshman... It was the highest hitting percentage in the Mountain West in 2014... Connected on her first 10 swings... Earned nine starts, including the final seven matches of the season after missing eight matches with an ankle injury... During the final four matches of the regular season, averaged 2.50 kills and 1.43 blocks per set on .430 hitting... Had a career-most eight blocks against Wyoming (11/26)... In her second career start (vs. New Mexico, 11/15), had 11 kills on .421 hitting, plus six blocks... Came up big during CSU's second-round NCAA tournament victory over Colorado, recording 11 kills and seven blocks in the five-set win... Facing elimination in Set 5, she tied the score at 14-14 with a kill, and two points later, was in on a block to win the match... Checked in late in Set 1 vs. UNLV (10/2) and made an immediate impact, accounting for each of CSU's final five points - three kills and two blocks... Totaled five kills on eight swings, in addition to two blocks, at North Carolina Central (9/19)... Had four blocks - including two solo stuffs - vs. Pepperdine (9/19)... Recorded five kills and three blocks in a tight three-set win at New Mexico State (9/13)... Recorded four block assists - the firsts of her career - vs. UC Santa Barbara (8/30), also chipping in with three kills in two sets of action... Tallied two kills in her collegiate debut vs. VCU (8/30).
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2014 graduate of De La Salle College "Oaklands"... Competed for Leaside Volleyball Club, winning a gold medal at the U18 Ontario Provincials and silver medals at the U17 Ontario Provincials and Canadian Nationals... Named a U18 and U17 Provincial All-Star... Competed heavily in beach volleyball, earnin a gold medal at the U21 Canadian Beach Nationals in 2013 and participating in the U19 World Championships in 2014... Member of the U24 Beach Provincial Team in Ontario... In 2011-12, was the youngest member of the Team Ontario U18 team, and was a starter on the Team Ontario U19 National Team Challenge Cup... Earned a gold medal with her beach partner at the 2012 Ontario Summer Games... Was a three-time Signum Fidei Honor Roll honoree.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 8, 1996, in Toronto, Ontario... Parents are Karen and Darko Poletto... Has two older sisters, Katarina and Maya... Is a health & exercise science major.
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