Castro Valley, Calif.
Bishop O'Dowd HS
Golden Bear Volleyball Club
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years for Bishop O’Dowd
H.S., earning all-league honors all three seasons – including first-team
honors as a junior and senior • named league MVP her final two years
• was the North Coast Section Player of the Year according to Cal
Hi Sports • also lettered four years for the soccer squad, earning
all-league honors twice.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 24, 1986, in Oakland, Calif. •
parents are John and Patti Vella • has three older brothers, Tony,
Matt, and Nick • would like to see perennial powerhouse Hawaii added
to the Titans schedule • chose Fullerton because “I liked the
coaches and players and could see myself here” • her father
played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (1972-79) and the Minnesota Vikings