- Volero Zürich
- Birth Date
- Birth Place
- 191 cm
- 79 kg
- Online shopping, hanging out with friends, watching movies
- Favorite Book
- Harry Potter, the Kite Runner
Position: Middle BlockerHeight: 6-3
Hometown: Plantation, Fla.
Birth Date: Oct. 5, 1987
Joined Team: May 2003
Averaged 2.50 points with a .412 hitting efficiency during the FIVB World Championship helping USA to their first-ever gold in any of the three major tournamentsHelped U.S. Women to 2012 Olympic Games silver medal after averaging 3.33 points per set (10th best overall), was second-best blocker in 2012 Olympics with 0.89 per set and converted 61.2 percent of attacks into points (.495 hitting efficiency)Named MVP and Best Blocker of 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix as she helped U.S. win its first of three consecutive titles of the premier annual women's international volleyball eventRanked third in Best Blocker and converted 59.0 percent of attacks at 2011 FIVB World Cup where the U.S. finished with the medal and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2014 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round...Olympic Games (Silver).
2011 - Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver).
2010 - Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth).
2009 - FIVB World Grand Prix (9th).
2008 - USA Tour of China...U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball versus Brazil…FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place).
2007 - Pan American Games (Bronze Medal).
2005 - Pan American Cup (Fourth).Did You Know
Holds tri-citizenship with Canada, Nigeria and the United StatesMade international debut in 2005 at Pan American Cup prior to the start of her freshman season at Stanford UniversityUnlike most top volleyball players, did not play club volleyball as a youthFour-time AVCA All-American from 2005-2008 and three-time first-team selection; Earned AVCA Division I Player of the Year as a junior in 2007Finished collegiate career with the best career hitting efficiency (.446) of any NCAA Division I playerStarting middle blocker on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that competed in the 2005 FIVB World Championships in Turkey after helping U.S. win gold in the 2004 NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship.Has many nicknames, but teammates call her 'Luke'Majored in human biology at Stanford University and envisions to become an orthopedic surgeon after her volleyball career
The Big Blurb
What makes volleyball your favorite sport? "Volleyball is one of the few team sports where every single person on the court has an impact on the outcome. The ball can come to you at any time, so complete focus is required. The sport represents "team" in every sense of the word. Also, I have so much fun playing and growing in this sport every day, that I always want to come back for more."