|Lauren Weber 13
GENERAL... Preseason All-MAAC selection…Already fourth on the school’s all-time kill charts entering senior season and third in digs…On pace to finish career as school’s all-time leader in each category, as she enters year with 1,014 kills and 1,223 digs…One of the top athletes on the team and in the conference…An agile competitor whose jumping ability and foot speed have allowed her to step in and become a major impact player in the league since her arrival as a freshman…One of the top defensive players in the MAAC…Extremely hard worker with never-say-die attitude…The key to the Siena offense and ultimately the team’s success.
AS A JUNIOR…Set the Siena single-season record with 515 kills (4.7/game)…Notched a .216 hitting percentage and finished tied for second on the team with 27 service aces…Also led the way for the Siena defense, recording 409 digs (3.79/game) and 41 blocks…Played in team-high 108 of 110 games and started all 30 matches.
AS A SOPHOMORE...Named MAAC co-Defensive Player of the Year and Second-Team All-Conference…Led the Saints with 326 kills (3.6/game)…Tops on squad with 395 digs (4.3/game) and 34 service aces…Notched 18 total blocks and a 20.6% kill rate…Led the Saints to runner-up spot at Colgate Invitational with 37 kills in two-day event…Notched 22 kills and 22 digs in thrilling five-set win over MAAC foe Niagara (10/21).
AS A FRESHMAN...Played in 27 of 29 matches and 102 games…Second on the team in kills per game with 2.2… Finished 173 of 558 attempts (.102)… Third on the squad with 229 digs and fifth in blocks with 21…Third on the team with 25 service aces and tops with .313 aces per game.
PERSONAL...Born May 12, 1982… A team captain and three-sport star at Connetquot High School in Long Island, Weber excelled at soccer and basketball as well as volleyball…Selected All-Long Island as a junior and senior in basketball…Was selected Suffolk County Volleyball Player of the Year as a senior and received All-County recognition in soccer as well…Led Connetquot to several county and Long Island Championships in all three sports…An education major at Siena, Weber enjoys dancing when not practicing or studying…One of three daughters of David and Laura Weber.
PIERRE ON WEBER...“Lauren is an excellent all-around player who is excited about her senior season. We will call upon her to hit from the front and back row and feel when all is said and done, she could be one of the top players in the league.”