Albany, N.Y. - University at Albany's Laurie Gonzalez has been chosen to COBRA Magazine's Preseason All-America Women's Volleyball Team, as announced on Friday, July 15 by the national publication. Gonzalez, a defensive specialist and libero, was named to the second team and was one of 45 players selected.
Gonzalez was voted America East Conference Defensive Specialist of the Year for the third consecutive season as a junior. She ranked first in the conference and 29th among the NCAA Division I leaders with a 5.16 dig average. Gonzalez, who was also fifth in the America East in service aces, established the program's single-season record with 583 digs.
A senior from Carolina, Puerto Rico, Gonzalez has been named to All-America East second team on three occasions, including last year when she totaled a season-best 31 digs against Yale. She recorded 20 or more digs in 15 of 31 matches played. Gonzalez is third on the school's all-time list with 1,510 career digs.
In 2010, Gonzalez earned a spot on the America East all-championship team after leading UAlbany to its fifth conference tournament championship. The Great Danes, who finished with a 22-9 record, advanced to the NCAA Tournament to play Stanford, a team that eventually reached the national quarterfinals.
Courtesy: UAlbany Sports
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Posted by BRE at 8:46 AM