Cal Volleyball BIO
Joan Caloiaro
Player Profile:
Joan Caloiaro 1250348
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty
Experience: 1 Letter

As a Junior (2012):

• Was the Bears' starting setter, playing in 116 or a possible 118 sets

• Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 10.40 assists per set.

• Was second on the team with 2.87 digs per set

• Earned spot on All-Tournament Team at the Cal Molten Classic

At San Francisco:

• In 2011, was the team's go-to setter, averaging 9.83 assists per set

• Was second on the team in 2011 with 24 service aces; also averaged 0.93 kills per set

• As a freshman in 2010, she led the Dons in assists per set (7.08), aces (23) and was second in kills per set (2.23) and digs per set (2.83)

• Named All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention and earned WCC All-Freshman Team honors in 2010

• Lauded with placement on the 2010 Bluejay Invitational and Powerade/Asics Challenge All-tournament teams

High School/Club Ball

• Named an AVCA All-American in 2009

• Won back-to-back CIF Division II State Championships. Monarchs went 39-0 in 2009 and were ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN

• Was named to the All-Tournament team for the CIF State Finals

• Two-time first-team Central Coast Section selection

• Named first-team West Catholic Athletic League in 2009


• Played basketball - including AAU ball - until she was a junior in high school

• Hopes to play volleyball professionally abroad

• Brother Angelo played basketball at USF and is playing professionally in Germany, while other brother Vinny played soccer at USF

• Cousins with three-time Olympic Gold Medal-winning Beach Volleyball player Kerri Walsh

• Other cousin Marcia Wallis played professional golf and soccer and cousin Brian Barnard was on the U.S. national rugby team

• Notes one of her best sports moments was when her high school team won back-to-back state championships and went 39-0 her senior year

• Mother Maureen Formico-Caloiaro attended Pepperdine and father Dominik Caloiaro went to De Anza College


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