Get to know… Natalie Allen

Christina Azouz

Freshman Natalie Allen leads Northridge with 251 kills. Photo Credit: Paul Kingsley Photo Editor

Date of birth: June 13, 1992

Place of birth: Riverside, California

Height: 6’1

Stats this season:251 kills, 171 digs, 50 blocks, 33 assists, and 19 service aces

Position: Opposite Hitter

Major: Mathematics


Food: Mac ’n’ Cheese

Music: Country

Song: “The House that Built Me” by Miranda Lambert

Movie: “Rudy” directed by David Anspaugh

Athlete: Kerri Walsh

Book: Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer


Greatest Difficulty: “Being too hard on myself in sports and academics.”

Greatest Goal Accomplishment: “Winning gold in the junior Olympics.”

Most Embarrassing Moment: “Last year in club play I got stuck in the net and fell down during a match.”

Hobbies: “Volleyball and beach volleyball.”


Best part of my Game: “Ball control”

Part of my game that needs improvement: “Defense”

Best player I’ve played against so far: “Kari Pestolesi from UC Irvine”

Player I pattern my game after: “My older sister Christie”

Pre-game rituals: “I listen to music and visualize what I’m going to do during the game.”

Superstitions: “People jinxing me, so I have to knock on the floor.”


Team: “Finish in the top half of the Big West Conference.”

Individual: “Just to improve every day.”


My first sport: Soccer

Other sports I played growing up: Basketball and baseball

When I started playing volleyball: 7 years old

What I do to stay in shape during the offseason: “I have a personal trainer back home.”

Person I would like to meet: Keri Walsh