8 Brett Quirarte
8 Brett Quirarte
Birth Date: 05/16/1986
Height: 6-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson HS
Position: MB
UC Santa Barbara
2007 Outlook

Will be looked to as the Gauchos' primary offensive player and primary middle attacker. She is a key blocker that is expected to elevate the team's game. Also a team captain and the only senior returning starter, she will glue the team together and will provide leadership on the court. 2006
2006 First Team All-Big West
Continued to be a consistently strong presence in the middle for the Gauchos for which she earned her second First Team All-Big West honor...Hit .315 on the season ranking fifth amongst Big West players...Led UCSB with 110 block assists and 122 total blocks, while averaging a team-best 1.10 blocks per game...Had a career-high 25 kills vs. Western Michigan (Nov. 24) at the Baden Thanksgiving Classic...Her 307 total kills are the most amongst the returning Gauchos...Hit .500 or better on seven occasions including a season-best .647 (13k, 2e, 17a) against Brown (Sept. 15)...Collected double-digit kills in 13 matches including a five-match streak (Sept. 26-Oct. 7)...Tallied a career-high three digs on two occasions, the first at Cal State Northridge (Oct. 19), the same match in which she posted a career-best 11 block assists...In the NCAA Tournament First Round match versus BYU (Nov. 30), she collected a career-high three solo blocks. 2005
2005 First Team All-Big West
Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season culminating in First Team All-Big West acclaim...Career-high 11 kills in four-game win at Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 7), hitting .526 and notching six blocks in the process...Other double-digit kill performance was 10 slams - accompanied by seven total blocks - in home win over Pacific (Oct. 15)...That began a four-match stretch during which she averaged 1.56 stuffs per game, capped by a career-high eight blocks at UC Irvine on Oct. 28...Tallied nine put-aways on two occasions, in home win over UCI (Oct. 1) as well as Sept. 16 match vs. Saint Mary's...Tied for second on the team at 0.82 blocks per game, while 1.02 mark in Big West play equaled the best among all Gauchos. 2004
Appeared in 20 games over 12 matches, seeing increased court time at the end of the season...Produced a season-high two kills in NCAA Tournament Second Round match at Georgia Tech (Dec. 4) while playing in all three games...Connected on lone swing during conference victories at home over UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Utah State...One block assist in each of the season's final three contests. High School
Prepped at Woodrow Wilson High School, earning First Team All-Moore League honors her final two seasons under Coach Susan Pescar...Also a First Team All-CIF performer as a junior in 2002 as the Bruins captured their first-ever Southern Section Division I title and advanced to the state tournament, which she names as one of her most memorable athletic acheivements...Recorded the most kills and highest hitting percentage of any player in the CIF tourney that season, when she was a teammate of former Gaucho Emily Hendrickson...Ranked as the No. 93 "Senior Ace" by PrepVolleyball.com, in 2004 joining two fellow UCSB recruits on that list. Club
Played for Club Long Beach, which reached the finals of the 2003 Junior Nationals. Personal
Brett Kathleen Quirarte was born on May 16, 1986 in Lubbock, Texas...The daughter of Dana Wall and Chris Quirarte, both of whom played volleyball at San Diego State...Casey is her older sister...A global studies major at UCSB...Interests include traveling, animals, music, yoga and sushi...Respects the music of The Beatles, while her favorite movie is "Marie Antoinette" and favorite novel is The Outsiders...Names Al Gore as her personal hero. Career Stats
2004201270.35625.04010.0500.00    0
2005102291271.2554275.265210.2100.00    0
TOTAL233724411.89159961.293570.2400.00    4