CAREER EARNINGS 6th, $229,576.27
BEST FINISH 1st, nine times
1997 EVENTS 11
BEST FINISH 2nd, 4 times
1997 EARNINGS $33,055
1997 POINTS T5th, 292
1997 ACES 11th, 33
EXPERIENCE Seventh Season
RESIDENCE Manhattan Beach, Calif.
BIRTHDATE Sept. 8, 1965
BIRTHPLACE Manhattan Beach
HIGH SCHOOL Manhattan Beach
Mira Costa '83
COLLEGE Stanford '87
WPVA: Fontana served two years as the WPVA's President succeeding Linda Chisholm in 1993.
GRAND SLAM: Fontana has competed in 25 grand slam events and is second in earnings ($82,741.25). Fontana and Lori Forsythe won the 1994 Best of the Beach. Fontana and Linda Hanley won the 1996 U. S. Open. Fontana finished second in the Nationals (1994, 1996 and 1997) and the Shootout (1994 and 1996).
WPVA CAREER: Fontana is sixth in earnings ($229,576.27). Fontana has 54 final four appearances, including wins at Austin in 1993, Myrtle Beach, Powell (Top of the Tour invitational), Las Vegas in 1994, Deerfield Beach in 1995, and Hermosa, Ocean City, Newport and Portland in 1996. She was the top defensive player in both 1993 and 1994.
Revised August 21, 1997
PARTNERSHIPS: Fontana has competed in 97 team events with nine different partners, including 35 stops with Forsythe, 25 with Hanley, 14 with Holly McPeak, 12 with Richardson, four with Cammy Ciarelli, two each with Monique Oliver, Lisa Strand-Ma'a and Elaine Roque, and one with Karin Gysin. Fontana played with Roque, Gail Castro and Dennie Shupryt-Knoop twice, and Karolyn Kirby, Oliver and Forsythe in two Top of the Tours.
FIVB: Fontana and Hanley placed fourth in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games after finishing first in the United States Trials. Fontana placed third, fourth and seventh in the 1994, 1995 and 1996 FIVB bonus pool competition, respectively. Fontana and Forsythe won the 1994 Japan event and earned the Goodwill Games Bronze Medal. Fontana and Hanley won the 1995 Brazil event in Santos. Fontana is 11th in international earnings ($134,975).
AMATEUR: Fontana was on the winning team at the 1985 U. S. Olympic Sports Festival. She was named to the 1985 USVBA Rookie team.
COLLEGE: Fontana graduated in 1987 from Stanford University and earned her law degree from Santa Clara University in 1991. Fontana was a four-year starter at Stanford where she was an all-league player and team captain as a senior.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fontana competed in volleyball and track at Mira Costa.
PERSONAL: Fontana has a brother (Greg, who played volleyball at the University of California at Berkeley) and three sisters (Gina, Linne and Karen). Fontana was on the Santa Clara Law Review and passed the 1992 California bar examine. Her hobbies are surfing, snowboarding and travel.
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