HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2014 graduate of De La Salle College "Oaklands"... Competed for Leaside Volleyball Club, winning silver medals at the U17 Ontario Provincials and Canadian Nationals... Named a U17 Ontario Provincial and Canadian National All-Star... Competed heavily in beach volleyball, earning a gold medal at the U21 Canadian Beach Nationals in 2012-13... Also a 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.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 8, 1996 in Toronto, Ontario... Parents are Karen and Darko Poletto... Has two older sisters, Katrina and Maya... Three-time Signum Fidei Honor Roll honoree.
HILBERT ON POLETTO: "She is a very experienced kid because she's played a ton of outdoor beach volleyball. She is long and lean and can block well and hit the ball well. She can do other ball-handling things well, too. I foresee her competing immediately for a playing position. She's a kid who's going to be very physical at the net, and will be on the court pretty early in her career. She follows in the same footsteps as a lot of our Canadians in that she's very mature and a good student," Hilbert said. "I find that those kids come in and make an immediate impact on the team's culture."