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Player Profile

Tristan Racich

Tristan Racich

YearJuniorMajorApplied Health
HometownSanta Barbara, Calif.
High SchoolDos Pueblos HS

2012 (freshman): Played in 24 matches as a true freshman ... Finished second on the team in assists with 207 ... Had a career-high 34 assists in a sweep of Notre Dame de Namur on Sept. 24 ... All three of her kills came in win over NDNU ... Surpassed the 20-assist plateau three times ... Cougars were 5-2 when she had double-digit assists ... Registered 41 digs and nine blocks ... Tabbed 13 service aces.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Todd Garrett at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, Calif. ... Earned first-team all-Channel League honors after helping the Chargers to a pair of League championships during her junior and senior seasons... Led Dos Pueblos to a semifinal appearance in the CIF Division 1AA tournament in 2011... Won two Queens Court Tournaments, and helped the Chargers to a title in the Tournament of Champions and Oxnard Invite.

PERSONAL: Born June 20, 1994 to Randy and Linda Racich in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Father, Randy, is in real estate and construction... Has two brothers, Chase and Cole... Has two sisters, Caitlin and Taylor... Comes from a family with a lengthy sports history... Her great grandfather played collegiate basketball at Cal-Berkely in the 1930's... Grandfather played football for the Colorado University Buffaloes... Uncle Dave played football and Rugby for Cal-Berkely...Aunt played lacrosse for UC Davis... Older sister, Caitlin, played indoor volleyball and now plays sand volleyball at Pepperdine... Brother, Chase, plays water polo at UC Santa Barbara... Twin sister, Taylor, has committed to play indoor and sand volleyball at Pepperdine... Majoring in applied health ... Plans on getting her master's in physical therapy after graduating... Enjoys surfing, stand-up paddling, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, backpacking, hiking, camping, tennis, swimming, and of course volleyball... Likes being with her family and going to the Channel Islands... Enjoys cooking, baking, and photography.