UAlbany Volleyball BIO
Laurie Gonzalez
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Laurie Gonzalez 179282
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carolina, Puerto Rico
High School: St. Francis School
Enters senior season ranked third on UAlbany’s career digs chart with 1,510… Owns three of the top-ten single-season dig performances, including the top mark of 583 set last season. 2010: Named the America East Conference Defensive Specialist of the Year for the third straight season... Averaged a league-best 5.16 digs per set... Played in all 113 sets... Led the team with 38 aces on the season... Reached double-digit kill totals in 29 of 31 matches played... Tied a career-high with 31 digs at Yale (9/24)... Reached the 20-dig plateau on 15 occasions... Notched double-digit digs in 22 straight matches... Tied a career-high with five service aces against Yale (9/25)... Had multiple service aces in 10 matches... Also recorded six kills and 46 assists on the season. 2009: Named the America East Conference Co-Defensive Specialist of the Year… All-conference second team selection… Played in 27 matches after missing the beginning of the season with injury… Averaged a conference-high 4.89 digs per set… Was ranked 35th nationally in the category… Recorded double-digit dig totals in 25 matches, including the last 18 matches of the season… Reached the 20-dig plateau in 10 matches, and totaled over 30 digs twice… Totaled a career-high 31 digs at Colgate (9/30)… Was third on the team and ranked among the league leaders with 24 service aces… Recorded a career-high five aces against New Hampshire (10/30)… Tallied 62 assists on the season, including five versus the Wildcats…  Recorded two kills on the season, in back-to-back matches against Colgate (9/30) and New Hampshire (10/4)… Earned a bronze medal as a member of the U.S. National A2 Team… Was one of 48 players from across the country to play for the A2 squad. 2008: Named the America East Conference Defensive Specialist of the Year... Also earned spots on the all-conference second team and the all-rookie squad... Finished the season ranked first in the conference in digs per set (4.02)... Recorded the seventh-best single-season digs performance in school history (462)... Reached double-figure dig totals in 27 of 32 matches played, including 15 straight... Had a career-high 28 digs against Long Island (9/27)... Recorded 20-plus digs on six occasions... Tallied three service aces versus Yale (9/26)... Had one kill against four opponents... Member of the USA Volleyball A2 Program in the summer of 2009. HIGH SCHOOL: Named the St. Francis School Student-Athlete of the Year... Earned team’s top defender and loyalty awards... Captain of the Borinquen Coqui Under-15 team in 2005... Led team to third-place finish at National Volleyball Festival... Helped St. Francis reach a fifth-place finish at the 2006 AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla... A three-time LACC All-District All-Star selection.  PERSONAL: Major is human biology ... Daughter of Ramon Gonzalez and Dominique Van Quathem ... Born May 8, 1989.
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