Springs, Colo. – UAlbany’s Laurie
Gonzalez has been chosen by USA Volleyball to play for the U.S. Women’s National A2 Program for
2009. USA Volleyball selected 24 players and four coaches for this year.
Gonzalez, the 2008 America East
Defensive Specialist of the Year, played in all 32 matches as a freshman libero.
She averaged 4.02 digs per set. Gonzalez, the first rookie to win the league’s
defensive player of the year award, added 26 aces in 115 sets for a 0.23 ace
average. The Great Danes to a 23-9 overall record and 12-0 mark in the America
East Conference, winning the regular-season title and conference championship
for the fourth time in five years.
The 2009 U.S. Women’s National A2
program is scheduled to train May 18-22 in Minneapolis before being split into two
12-player rosters to compete in the Open Division of the 2009 USA Adult Open
Championships. The Open Division flight takes place May 23-26 at the MinneapolisConvention Center. Additional
information on the tournament can be found at http://usavolleyball.org/event/event/574.
2009 U.S. Women’s National A2 Team includes four setters, 10 outside/opposite
hitters, six middles and four liberos. The 24 players come from 19 different