15 - Shakila Balkhi
Shakila Balkhi
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
High School: Moorpark JC
Position: L

2011 - Red-shirted due to injury.

2010 - Started all 32 matches for the Lions at the Libero position ... Balkhi led the Lions with 4.15 digs per set last season, picking up 481 digs ... her return percentage of .962 was second-best on the team ... she added 18 service aces on the season, which was fourth-best on the team ... had double-figure digs in 28 of the 32 matches she played in with a season-high 31 coming at Pittsburg State late in the year. 

Prior to Southern: Balkhi started for two years for Lions Assistant Coach Ryan Meek at Simi Valley HS on the outside where she was an All-County and All-League selection, while being named to the All-Tournament team and the team's Best Defensive Player. She was an All-Conference selection at Moorpark, while helping the team to two conference titles. She is the daughter of Moiz and Sharon Balkhi and is a Biology major at Southern.