UAlbany Volleyball BIO
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Laini Leindecker
Player Profile:
Laini Leindecker 1439737
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Philadelphia, Ohio
High School: New Philadelphia

2016:
 America East All-Conference Second Team outside hitter
• Four UAlbany player in history to join the 1,000-kill and 1,000-dig club
• SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award for 2016-17 Season for Volleyball
• America East Finalist for Woman of the Year
• Memeber of three All-Tournament Teams: Army Invitational (MVP), Yale Invitational and America East Tournament
• Top-7 in America East in kills and digs per set as six-rotation starter, finishing with 293 kills, 316 digs, 20 aces and 37 total blocks
• 16 double-doubles on the year, including six matches in a row from Sept. 10-30
• 18 double digit kill matches and 20 double digit dig matches
• Season-high 23 digs, adding 11 kills and four blocks, at UNLV (8/26)
• Hit .321 with 13 kills in three-set victory over Rutgers (9/3), the first of 10 matches in a row with double digit kills
• Hit .300 with 15 kills and 12 digs in victory over St. John's (9/16) to secure Army Invite MVP honors followed by 18 kills and 20 digs in win at Army (9/17)
• Notched 21 kills and 19 digs in home win over reigning league champion New Hampshire (10/16)

2015:
• America East Co-Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team outside hitter
• Earned a spot on the America East All-Academic Team with 3.96 GPA
• Four-time All-Tournament Team member, including America East Tournament, and four-time America East Player of the Week
• Led the America East with 3.57 kills per set and sixth with 3.19 digs per set
• Started all 26 matches as a six-rotation player
• Completed season with team-high 350 kills, adding 313 digs, 15 aces and 37 total blocks
• 13 double-doubles on the year and 19 double digit kill matches
• Hit .421 with 20 kills in three-set victory over Oakland (9/4), following with 16 kills and 22 digs at Kent State (9/5)
• Hit .350 with 16 kills, 12 digs and perfect 100% receive percentage in three-set road win over Colgate (9/12)
• Tied season-high 22 digs, adding 15 kills in league-opening victory at Binghamton (9/25)
• Hit .565 with 13 kills in sweep victory over Hartford (10/4)
• Season-high 23 kills with 11 digs in five-set win at Stony Brook (10/11)
• Hit. 400 with 14 kills at Hartford (10/30), following with 19 kills, 15 digs and three aces in sweep road win at UNH (11/1)
• 19 kills, 14 digs and perfect 100% receiving in AE title match at UNH (11/21)

2014:
• Team captain and primary outside hitter, earning America East All-Conference Team honors
• 24th in Division I with 11.75 attacks per set, 177th with 3.72 points per set
• Second in the league in kills per set (3.28), eighth in digs per set (3.34), third in points per set (3.73)
• Two-time America East Player of the Week on periods of October 6th and November 17th

• Earned team-best 348 kills and 25 aces, adding 354 digs and 33 total blocks
• Started all 27 matches and played in all 106 sets as a six-rotation player
• 24 matches with double digit kills, 18 with double digit digs, 16 double-doubles on the year
• Hit .222 with 16 kills vs. Rhode Island (8/30)
• Earned double-doubles in all three matches of Lumberjack Classic, including 17 kills and career-high 31 digs vs. Grand Canyon (9/12)
• Hit .267 with 19 kills and 12 digs in conference opener vs. Binghamton (9/26)
• Three double-doubles in three-match homestand from October 10-17, including 16 kills and 21 digs in five-set win over Hartford (10/12)
• Season-best .391 hitting percentage at UMBC, earning 13 kills and eight digs in three-set win at UMBC (11/16)
• Double-doubles in both America East Tournament matches, earning 13 kills and 11 digs in win over Binghamton (11/21) and 16 kills and 16 digs at New Hampshire (11/22)

2013:
• Played in 22 matches, serving as an outside hitter and back row player
• Earned team's first America East Rookie of the Week honor with 16 kills and 28 digs in the Carolina Classic
• Hit .250 with seven kills and 10 digs in three-set win over UMass Lowell (10/18)
• Career-best 16 digs at New Hampshire (11/15)

High School: Tallied 1,479 kills, 575 points, 207 aces, 198 blocks and 1,085 digs in her high school career at New Philadelphia…Named a team captain for her junior and senior seasons…East Central Ohio League and District Player of the Year in 2012…First team All-Ohio in 2011 and 2012, honorable mention in 2009…Named first team All-East Central Ohio League four years in a row…Named first team All-District four consecutive years...Led the New Philadelphia Quakers to sectional and district championships in 2012.

Personal: Laini Marie Leindecker…Intends to major in human biology…Has one sister, Joy and one brother, Luke.

Leindecker's Career Statistics 

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

%

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

TP

TP/S

2013

63

22

51

0.81

32

209

.091

14

5

153

1

8

9

61.0

0.97

2014

106

27

348

3.28

192

1245

.125

22

25

354

10

23

33

394.5

3.72

2015

98

26

350

3.57

140

1198

.175

29

15

313

7

30

37

387.0

3.95

2016

100

26

293

2.93

120

1030

.168

19

20

316

6

31

37

334.5

3.35

Career

367

101

1042

2.84

484

3682

.152

84

65

1136

24

92

116

1177

3.21

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