Yosleyder Cala Athlete Profile

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Yosleyder Cala
Position: Outside Hitter Height: 6-8 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2006-2007 Hometown: Ciego Avila Last School: Marcelo Salado



All-America

  • 2007 AVCA First Team

Personal

Born in Cuba ... parents are Gladys Gerard and Rafael Cala ... has two sisters and one brother ... one sister plays for the Cuban national team ... attended high school at Marcelo Salado ... plans to study computer science.

Before BYU

Played on the Cuban men's volleyball national team from 2001-04 ... coached by Eliseo Ramos ... helped team finish second at Pan-American games in 2003 ... played for the junior national team from 1998-2001.

Stats

 Career Match Highs
Kills: 32 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Attempts: 54 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Hitting Percentage:  .905 at USC, 3/3/07
Digs: 14 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Block Assists: 6 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Block Solos: 1 (three times)
Total Blocks: 6 (twice)
Service Aces: 6 at Hawai`i, 4/15/06
Assists: 2 (seven times)

Year-by-Year stats
Year SP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TOT B/G
2006 67 269 4.01 87 507 0.359 12 23 60 15 84 1 44 45 0.67
2007 82 334 4.07 103 613 0.38 10 22 79 23 106 4 47 51 0.62


 



2006 | Freshman Year

Named to the All-MPSF Third Team ... played in 19 matches and started 16 ... appeared in 67 games ... had 20-or-more kills five times ... finished the season with 269 kills and hit .359 ... led the team in kills per game at 4.01 ... tied for team lead with 23 aces ... added 84 digs and 45 blocks ... made his collegiate debut against Pepperdine, Feb. 3, and had 10 kills, including the last two in BYU's game-two win ... had 20 kills against Pepperdine, Feb. 4, the fourth-most kills in a three-game rally-scoring match in BYU history ... had 26 kills, eight digs and hit .667 in 3-2 win over USC, Feb. 11 ... had 12 kills and hit a career-high .857 against Stanford, March 3 ... hit .697 in two wins against Stanford ... had 32 kills, 14 dig, both career highs, while hitting .444 against UC Irvine, March 10 ... his 32 kills and 54 attempts rank second for most in BYU rally scoring history ... had 12 kills and hit .556 against Rutgers-Newark, March 18 ... had 28 kills, nine blocks, eight digs and hit .385 in two matches against Pacific ... had 21 kills, nine digs and a career-high six aces, second most in BYU rally scoring history, against Hawai`i, April 15 ... had 20 kills against Long Beach in the MPSF quarterfinals.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Named to the AVCA first team All-America squad ... Named to the All-MPSF First Team ... earned Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week twice, on March 5 and April 22 ... named Molten/MPSF Player of the Week on April 22 becoming the only BYU player to win both the MPSF and National Player of the Week Honors ... played in 25 of the Cougars' 28 matches, starting 20 ... posted a career-high and the second best hitting percentage in BYU rally scoring history when he hit .905 (19-0-21) against USC earning him his first National Player of the Week honors ... led BYU with 4.07 kills per game ... second on the team in total kills with 334 ... second on the team with 21 service aces ... had 20-or-more kills three times during the season ... hit over .500 in five matches and over .400 in nine matches ... recorded 15 kills and hit .789 in his first action of the season, a sweep over No. 3 UCLA on Jan. 12 ... was named to the Outriggers Hotel All-Tournament Team after recording 22 kills in six total games against Penn State and Loyola-Chicago ... had first 20-kill match of the season, recording 20 kills while hitting .545 in five-set loss to Pepperdine ... posted season highs in kills (26) and digs (11) while hitting .639 in four-set win over Hawaii ... posted double-digit kill matches in 16 of BYU's last 17 matches including a streak of 15 straight matches ... knocked down 16 kills while hitting .464 in BYU's MPSF Tournament quarterfinal win over Cal-State Northridge earning him MPSF and National Player of the Week honors.