Kovaci on Castro: One of the most experienced and athletic players on the team ... came on strong during league play last year and will continue as a senior ... strong leadership skills.
Notable: Only Army player named to the 2010 Patriot League All-Tournament team.
2010: Finished fourth on the team averaging 1.92 kills per set ... upped her average to 2.10 kills per set over 14 Patriot League matches ... reached double-digit kills five times, three of which came during Patriot League action ... tied a career high 20 kills in a tight 3-2 home loss to American (Nov. 6) ... hit for a season-high .312 percentage with just five errors in 48 attempts against the Eagles ... recorded her second of three double-doubles of the season against American, adding 16 digs ... closed the season with 13 kills and 10 digs in a Patriot League semifinal match against Colgate (Nov. 20) ... reached double-digit digs in five matches and set a career-best 16 digs twice ... appeared in the starting lineup sporadically throughout the season ... made 10 starts but played significantly in 26 matches.
2009: Ranked second on the team and 10th in the Patriot League averaging 2.68 kills per set ... improved that number to 2.80 kills per set over 14 Patriot League regular-season matches ... nine double-digit kill outings with all but two coming during the course of Patriot League play ... only double-double of the season came against Manhattan (Sept. 1) during non-conference play ... totaled 11 kills and a career-best 10 digs ... garnered first career Patriot League Player of the Week citation after collecting a then-career-high 18 kills in Army's thrilling 3-2 win over American (Oct. 16) at West Point ... followed that performance with a season-high .600 hitting percentage on 12 kills and zero errors in 20 attempts in a 3-1 win over Navy (Oct. 17) the next day ... reached double-figure kills in each of the next two matches ... led all players with a career-high 20 kills (.268) in a tough 3-1 loss at American (Nov. 7) ... added eight digs and three blocks against the Eagles.
2008: Enjoyed the most promising offensive outing of any freshman on the Black Knights' roster ... played the second-most of any rookie on the team ... played in 18 matches, starting two ... averaged 1.84 kills per set and 0.29 blocks per set ... piled-up a career-high 16 kills in a 3-0 road victory over NJIT (Oct. 8) ... hit for a .424 average in that contest, committing just two errors in a career-high 33 attempts ... also added eight digs and three blocks against the Highlanders ... finished the season with at least five kills in four matches and matched a career-high eight digs twice ... played in nine Patriot League matches and averaged 1.53 kills per set against conference competition.
Background: Tallied 276 kills, 185 digs, 25 aces and 42 blocks during her senior year at Salinas ... received full scholarship offers to San Jose State and Wyland Baptist before choosing West Point ... two-time Tri-County Athletic League First Team selection ... 2007-08 Salinas Californian Volleyball Player of the Year ... also played forward on the basketball court.
Personal: Fabiola Castro ... daughter of David Marrero and Leticia Marrero and Ramon Castro ... born Oct. 11, 1990, in Salinas, Calif. ... major is Management.