McBenttez played in 15 matches and 23 sets as a junior ... had a career-high five digs at Arizona State on Sept. 25 ... also posted two digs against Stanford (Oct. 2) and one apiece against Arizona (Sept. 26), USC (Oct. 9), Oregon (Oct. 23) and Arizona (Nov. 27) ... recorded her first career ace at Arizona on Sept. 26 ... had one assist against both Fordham (Sept. 19) and USC.
Appeared in one match during her sophomore season, playing the third set at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 10 ... had two digs against the Titans.
EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL
McBenttez was a three-sport athlete at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif. ... played two years of volleyball at libero ('05, '06) ... was named All-Century League honorable mention as a senior ... also named team captain and earned the Best Defense award ... helped the Golden Hawks to a league championship in 2006 ... coached by Craig Tefertiller ... also played three seasons of basketball at point guard and two years of track and field at long and triple jump.
Born Amber Marie McBenttez on Nov. 13, 1989 in Artesia, Calif. ... parents are Kathleen and Salvador McBenttez ... both parents are teachers and mother Kathleen attended UCLA ... has two brothers, Alan and Ian ... chose UCLA for the academic opportunities it presented ... what she likes the most about volleyball is the team aspect of the sport ... favorites include actor Will Ferrell, singer Joshua Radin, the television show "Friends" and Mexican food ... biggest athletic thrill was helping El Dorado to a Century League title ... enjoys playing sports and reading in her spare time ... favorite class is sociology, which is also her major.
AMBER MCBENTTEZ'S CAREER STATISTICS
AMBER McBENTTEZ'S MATCH HIGHS
|ASSISTS||1, vs. Fordham (9/19/09)
1, vs. USC (10/9/09)
|SERVICE ACES||1, at Arizona (9/26/09)||DIGS||5, at Arizona State (9/25/09)||POINTS||1.0, at Arizona (9/26/09)|