Rafael Paal Athlete Profile

#9 Rafael Paal

Rafael Paal
Positions: Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker Height: 6-6 Weight: 204 Roster Years: 2002-2003 Hometown: Rio de Janeiro

Personal

Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Parents are Laszuo and Sylvia Paal ...Transferred from Cal Baptist University ... Majoring in international business.

Before BYU

2001: Led Cal baptist University to the 2001 NAIA National Championship...named MVP of the NAIA National Championship tournament.

Other College

Cal Baptist University (2001): Led Cal Baptist to the 2001 NAIA National Championship ... named MVP of the NAIA National Championship tournament.

Stats

 

Year-by-Year stats
Year MP GP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2002 30 109 203 1.86 49 375 0.411 38 39 107 17 185 6 118 124 1.14 39 2
2003 30 111 377 3.40 156 828 0.267 55 51 112 38 184 6 66 72 0.65 24 1


2002 | Junior Year

Earned 2002 All-MPSF Honorable Mention Honors...led the team in hitting efficiency with a .418 (203-49-375) for the season...also led the Cougars with 39 service aces and 185 digs on the season...one of only 2 players on the team who competed in all 109 games played during the season...recorded double-digit kills in seven matches...set a BYU record, hitting .714 (11-1-14) with nine digs and four blocks vs. No. 1 UCLA...hit a match-high .583 (8-1-12) vs. UC Santa Barbara March 29...recorded a season-high four aces against Stanford (Jan. 12)...ranked second on the BYU roster for blocks on the season with 124.

2003 | Senior Year

Earned USA Today/AVCA National Player of the Week on Feb. 24 ... named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team ... received All-MPSF Third-Team honors ... led the MPSF with 35 aces on the season in MPSF matches ... ranked eighth in the NCAA in ace average with .412 for the season ... competed in 111 of 116 games during the season ... set a new single-season BYU ace record with 51 on the year ... hit double-digit kills in 19 matches on the season ... registered a season-best .640 attack percent (19-3-25) vs. Hawaii on Feb. 20 ... recorded 4 or more kills in six matches on the season, including a new BYU record 5 aces in the National Championship match against Lewis on May 3 ... led BYU in digs with 184 on the season ... fourth on the team in blocking with 72 on the year.