#9 Otavio Souza, position: outside hitter, height: 6-7, year: junior, hometown:  Florinapolis, Brazil, last school: U de Caxius du Sul, major: Latin American studies
JUNIOR - (2009–2010):
  • Played in 40 sets tallying 68 kills, five assists, one service ace, 12 digs and 44 blocks
  • Started in seven matches ... led the Cougars in one match with 8 blocks against Penn State
  • Tallied a career-high 11 kills and three digs against UC Irvine on 2/4/10
  • Earned a career-high 19 attempts and eight total blocks against Penn State
  • Earned a .778 hitting percentage (min. 8 att.) and one service ace against UCLA on 1/30/10
SOPHOMORE - (2008–2009):
  • Played in 16 of the team's 30 matches on the season and saw action in 29 sets on the year
  • Started six matches for the Cougars
  • Recorded a season-high seven kills against Cal Baptist and Lewis
  • Also totaled seven blocks against Cal Baptist
BEFORE BYU:
  • Attended Colegio Catarinense where he played under Pedro "Moska" Castelli Filho
OTHER COLLEGE:
  • Transferred to BYU from Universidade de Caxias do Sul
  • Played for Luis Andre Port
  • Member of the 2006 state championship team
PERSONAL:
  • Son of Nilton de Oliveira and Claudete Ehlers Souza
  • Born in Passo Fundo, Brazil
  • Also enjoys body boarding and soccer
  • Majoring in Latin American studies
YEAR G K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE SA/G RE D D/G BS BA TOT B/G
2009 29 35 1.17 14 81 0.259 15 0 5 0 1 7 0.23 3 25 28 0.93
2010 40 68 1.70 15 118 0.449 5 1 6 0.03 0 12 0.30 3 41 44 1.10
Total 69 103 1.49 29 199 0.354 20 1 11 0.03 1 19 0.27 6 66 72 1.02
  • Kills: 7 (two times)
  • Attempts: 14 vs. Cal Baptist, 1/15/09
  • Digs: 2 (two times)
  • Block Assists: 7 vs. Cal Baptist, 1/15/09
  • Block Solos: 1 (three times)
  • Total Blocks: 7 vs. Cal Baptist, 1/15/09
  • Assists: 5 (two times)
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