|Hometown:||Santa Ana, Calif.|
|High School:||Mater Dei HS|
Lily appeared in 85 sets as a junior and finished the season with 139 kills ... She was fifth on the team with 185 points ... Also finished fifth with 1.64 kills per set ... She had 63 total blocks (11 solo) and averaged 0.74 per set ... Lily hit .217 on the season ... She twice posted an attack percentage of at least .500, once against Manhattan College and again vs. UC Davis... Lily finished with 12 kills in that game against UC Davis, her second-best kill total as a member of the Gauchos ... She also ended the year with nine aces and 41 digs ... In conference matches Lily swung at a .254 clip while averaging 1.64 kills per set ... Averaged 0.75 blocks per game in Big West play.
Was one of five players to see time in all 30 matches and as a sophomore, missed just one set ... Had 212 total kills, fourth on the team ... Averaged 1.80 kills per set and swung at a .270 clip ... Led the Gauchos with 94 total blocks, including a team-best 14 solo blocks ... Averaged 0.80 blocks per set ... In Big West action, Lily averaged 1.71 kills per set and had 41 of her blocks in conference play ... Posted a career-high 15 kills on Sept. 5 at San Diego ... Had five matches with double-digit kills, three of those coming in victories ... In opening match vs. Portland State had two solo blocks and four block assists ... That was one of eight matches on the season in which she had at least five total blocks ... On Sept. 24 vs. San Diego State had 12 kills, seven digs and six blocks ... Thirteen times Lily posted at least a .300 hitting percentage in a match ... Hit a season-high .545 on Nov. 21 vs. Cal State Northridge ... Had three service aces on the season ... On 24 occasions she had at least five kills, including a stretch of 16 in 17 matches.
2008 Big West All-Freshman Team
An All-Big West Freshman Team selection, Lopez played in all but one of UCSB's 98 sets in her rookie campaign ... Lopez became the 14th Gaucho in the last 10 years to be named to the Big West All-Freshman Team ... Finished with 100 kills, which was fourth on the team ... Her 66 total blocks were second on the Gauchos, as were her five solo blocks ... Saving her best for last, Lopez tied her career-high with seven kills in UCSB's final two matches of the season ... Had five blocks twice during her freshman season - Sept. 5 at San Francisco and again on Oct. 4 vs. UC Davis ... Had four of her 14 service aces on Sept. 26 at Cal State Northridge ... Also had two service aces on three separate occasions ... Totaled 61 digs, with six marking her season-high ... Had six digs in two different matches - Oct. 11 at Long Beach State and again on Nov. 22 vs. UC Riverside ... Had 67 kills in Big West play to go with 45 digs, 50 total blocks and 11 service aces ... The 11 aces were third-most in conference matches while the 50 blocks were second ... Averaged 0.81 blocks per set in Big West matches ... Overall, Lopez averaged 1.02 kills per set, 0.67 blocks per set and 0.62 digs per set, which accounted for an average of 1.53 points per set.
Played at Mater Dei High School under head coach Jimmy Munoz...Was named to the All-Trinity League First Team as a senior and also earned the honor of being named her varsity team captain and Most Valuable Player...In 2006, she earned Second Team All-Trinity League honors and earned Most Improved Player and Best Offensive Player honors...An academic standout, she was a member of the National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation, and earned Second Academic Honors...Was a member of the Campus Ministry and also participated in the Race for the Cure.
Played for Goldenwest Volleyball Club...Earned a silver medal at the 2007 Junior Olympics.
Lillian Ruth Lopez was born on Aug. 28, 1990 in Orange County, Calif....Parents are Susan and Bernard Lopez...Has two younger siblings: Phillip and Grace...Off the court, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, sleeping, and eating...Favorite movie is "Pretty Woman" while her favorite musician is John Mayer..."To Kill a Mockingbird" is her favorite read...Names her mother as her personal hero.