Charlotte Volleyball BIO
17 Laura Cantrell

2014: Played a career high 134 sets over 34 matches also recording personal-bests in assists, aces and digs ... had more assists (49), aces (14) and digs (226) during 2014 than in all of her three previous seasons combined ... notching a career-high 14 digs in a 3-2 over Nicholls State on 9/20 just two weeks after setting a new benchmark with five assists against Winthrop on 9/2 ... popped up at-least two digs in every match played while posting double-digit digs in nine matches ... recorded her 200th dig of the season in a 3-1 win over Middle Tennessee that helped aid the Niners in their first conference tournament appearance since 2010 and first 17-win season since 2006 ...  finishes her career with 281 sets over 83 matches with 129 kills, 71 assists, 20 aces and 350 digs with 45 total blocks. 

2013: Missed the first 11 matches of the season due to injury ... upon return, she played mostly a defensive specialst role, posting a career-high 13 digs in the road win at East Carolina on 11/10 ... started playing at the net more near the tail end of the season and got six kills in the ECU match for a season-high total ... ended with 87 digs and 10 assists for the year ... Dean's List (fall and spring).

2012: Played in 11 matches before suffering a season-ending injury ... averaged 1.24 kills per set before injury. Had 13 blocks and 13 digs in those matches, getting on the court in 37 sets ... had a kill in all 11 matches played, with three or more kills in nine of those... had a block in her first nine matches played, garnering three in two different matches ... set new career high with a .204 attack percentage at Clemson (five kills and no errors in 24 attempts) ... had the first three solo blocks of her career, in three different matches ... Chancellor's List (fall), Dean's List (spring).

2011: Recorded the fifth-most kills per set, at 1.19 ... made six starts, collecting as many as eight kills and seven digs in a match, a 3-1 home win over Fordham on 10/16 ... also had five kills and a career-best four blocks in a 3-2 win over Tennessee Tech in a tournament on 9/3 ... had a kill in all but two of her 21 matches played for the year ... team posted a 5-4 record when she hit for a positive attack percentage ... Chancellor's List (fall and spring).

Prep: Mountain Valley Conference Volleyball Player of the Year in 2010 ... earned All-Conference for last three seasons after an Honorable Mention her freshman year ... played for a West Wilkes Blackhawks team that finished 19-8 in 2010 and took a second-place spot in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A combined classification conference and finished as Sectional Champions, earning a spot in the semifinals of the 1A State Playoffs... earned All-Conference in basketball in 2008, 2009 and 2010, including a County Player of the Year nod in 2009 and earning a spot on the All-County team her freshman year ... she was a  Member of National Beta Club.

Personal: Daughter of Fran and Marvin Cantrell ... has four siblings, Bekah Hayes, Mary Gibson and Dana and Nathan Cantrell ... major is Biochemistry and Math ... birthday is March 8.

Kills: 8 vs. Fordham (10/16/11)
Errors: 5 (2x) at Gardner-Webb (9/8/12)
Attempts: 24 at Clemson (8/31/12)
Hitting %: .208 at Clemson (8/31/12)
Assists: 5 vs Winthrop (9/2/14)
Aces: 2 (4x) last  vs. UTSA (10/26/14)
Digs: 14 vs. Nicholls State (9/20/14)
Solo Blocks: 2 at East Carolina (11/10/13)
Block Assist: 4 vs. Tennessee Tech (9/3/11)
Total Blocks: 5 at East Carolina (11/10/13)

Position: Right Side Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Millers Creek, N.C.
High School: West Wilkes HS
Experience: High School
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