Celeste Peterson
Celeste Peterson

Player Profile

Boca Raton, FL

High School:
Spanish River HS


Outside Hiter

UCLA Career Match Highs:
Kills: 20 v. Oregon St. 11/7/97
Digs: 14 v. N. Carolina 9/6/97, CSUN 11/18/97
Aces: 4 v. Oregon 11/8/97

Overview - Good all-around player who passes well ... Most effective returning outside hitter ... Possesses great first step quickness and reactions ... Strong defender.

1998 - Redshirted the 1998 season.

1997 - Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention team ... Won starting slot prior to the first match of the season... Started first nine matches, then regained her spot in the starting ranks Oct. 24 ... Finished fourth on the team in kills with a 2.98 per game average ... Also finished fourth on squad with a 2.49 digs average ... Reached double figures in kills 13 times, in digs eight times and had four double-doubles ... Enjoyed her best outing against North Carolina on Sept. 6 when she established season highs with 14 digs and hitting .440 in the match while notching 15 kills ... Established new career-highs with 20 kills against Oregon State on Nov. 7 and four service aces the following night against Oregon ... Finished second on team with 22 aces and ranks 10th in the Pac-10 with an 0.26 ace per game average.

Prep - Selected to Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 ... Earned Volleyball magazine first-team All-America honors while leading Spanish River High to a USA TODAY No. 2 national ranking in 1996 ... Garnered Florida State 6A-Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior ... Named Sun Sentinel Player-of-the-Year as a sophomore ... Chosen Co-Player-of-the-Year by the Sun Sentinel, Boca Raton News and Palm Beach Post as a senior ... Led Spanish River to the Class 6A Florida state championship and an undefeated 35-0 season as a senior ... Team finished as runner-up in state finals as a freshman ... Received first-team all-state honors as both a sophomore and senior ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Tampa Bay Invitational and Berkeley Premier Classic in both 1994 and 1996 ... Named Gatorade Circle of Champions South Region Player-of-the-Year in 1996 ... Lettered three times in volleyball for coach Lori Eaton at Spanish River High ... Missed junior season with injury.

Personal - Political Science major ... Considering a business career ... Middle child of Gary and Linda Peterson ... Older sister is Stacy and younger brother is Josh ... Enjoys going to the beach and hanging out with friends ... Chose UCLA for its reputation and tradition ... Born Celeste Noelene Peterson on February 23, 1979, in Kirkland, WA.

Peterson's Career Statistics

Yr    MP  GP  K    K/GM  E   TA   Pct  SA  BS  BA  TB  BK/GM  Dg   DG/GM
1997  29  86  256  2.98  137 687 .173  22  3   33  36  0.42   214  2.49