Women's Volleyball

    Alexa Altamura
    Alexa  Altamura


    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa HS


    Defensive Specialist


    Altamura will compete for a position as a defensive specialist in her 2007 freshman season.

    High School/Club
    She played three seasons at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach, Calif., under coach Dae Lea Aldrich...part of the 2006 national championship squad...member of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 state championship squads and and 2004 and 2005 CIF championship squads...given the Sportsmanship Award at the 2006 state finals...named most valuable player at the South Bay Senior All-Star match...earned all-tournament honors at the Redondo High Tournament as a freshman....earned national high school honors society recognition and member of her school's honor roll.

    Alexa Kristina Altamura was born on Dec. 13, 1988...parents are John and Kathi...has two brothers, Giovanni and Vincenzo and one sister, Brieana...her father played basketball at Oklahoma...her brother (Gio) was a former member of the USC men's volleyball team and her other brother Vincenzo will be a freshman on the team this season...favorite movies are The Devil Wears Prada, The Departed, The Godfather, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman and LA Confidential...favorite television shows are Sex and the City, E! News, Katie and Peter, Everybody Loves Raymond, Split Ends, Extra, The Insider and Seinfeld...enjoys listening to No Doubt, Eminem, Social Distortion, Jack Johnson and Tom Petty...lists Tim Hovland as her biggest sports hero...has not declared a major, but hopes to start a fashion magazine.