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4/26/10 - Casaquit Closes Out Career with Repeat All-American Honors

By Tim Gooszen
Photo by Liza Rosales

Fullerton, CA- Senior Libero Noah Casaquit has been named an NAIA All-American for the second year in a row as announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).  Casaquit averaged a career high 3.17 digs per set in his final season.

Casaquit, a native of Honolulu, HI, finished his three years in a Hope International University uniform with 690 digs and an average of 2.77 digs per set.  This season, saw him dig up 263 balls while his career high came as a Junior with 289 digs.

In 2009, Noah recorded a career high 22 digs in a match at Lindenwood.  For good measure, he recorded 21 digs the next day against Park.  His 2010 season high was 18 digs against Cardinal Stritch at home.

Head Coach Victor Jennings-Santiago stated, “Noah, if not the best, is one of the top three Libero's in the country- not just in the NAIA but in any league in Men's Volleyball. He is the greatest talent at what he does. He is mature and capable of handling any volleyball in anyway, speed or form.”

Under Casaquit’s watchful eye as a Captain, the Royals qualified for the NAIA National Invitational Tournament the last two seasons.

Without a doubt, his biggest thrill as a Royal came this season as he played in front of his hometown crowd when Hope International traveled to Hawaii to meet up with the University of Hawaii.

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