Green Wave to face Montana State, Prairie View A&M, UTSA and host Sam Houston State
Green Wave focus on connecting as a unit with an eye on the start of the upcoming 2015 campaign
11 veterans join four newcomers as Green Wave begin preseason practice on Monday, Aug. 10
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field led the way with 34 honorees
Tea Juric tallies a match-high 13 kills; Ally Frank posts double-double with 11 assists, 10 digs
Career Notes: Two-year letterwinner has recorded 267 assists (6.85/set), 64 digs (1.64/set), 11 kills (0.28/set), seven blocks (0.18/set) and two service aces (0.05/set) in 18 matches and 39 sets of action during her career.
2014: Played in 17 matches and 38 sets with 10 starts at setter as a sophomore...finished second on the team in assists (267) and assists per set (7.03) to go with 64 digs, 11 kills, seven blocks and two service aces...posted 11 double-digit assist outings with two contests of 30-plus, including a career-high 47 assists vs Howard (9/12)...twice completed with assist/dig double-doubles with a career-best 12 digs against Howard and a 33-assist, 11-dig effort vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/11)...had three multiple-kill matches, including a career-high three at Memphis (11/16)...had a career-best two blocks in season-opener vs UTSA (8/29)...added service aces at North Dakota (9/5) and vs Southeastern Louisiana...off the court, was a member of the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2013: Saw action in one set against Saint Francis (9/7) as a true freshman...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Haldane High for coaches Dan Altro and Melissa Rossano...helped lead the Blue Devils to a combined 65-27-2 overall record with four-consecutive Class D Section Championships and trips to the state playoffs, including a state championship as a junior and runner-up showings as a sophomore and senior...earned all-state, all-conference, all-region and Super 70 honors all four prep seasons and was voted team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior...also claimed first-team All-Star recognition from the New York Journal News and named to the NYS Championship All-Tournament Team in each of her final three campaigns...as a senior, tabbed Conference Player of the Year, Lions Club Player of the Year and the New York Wendy's High School Heisman winner after posting 247 kills, 244 assists, 57 digs, 50 service aces and 10 blocks in 60 sets of work...named first-team MSG Varsity All-Hudson Valley as a junior when she amassed 291 kills and 286 assists...tabbed MVP of the Class D State Championship during Haldane's run to the title...posted 263 kills and 177 assists as a sophomore...also played for Downstate Junior VBC where she claimed a spot on the GEVA Regional Championship All-Tournament Team...off the court, was a member of the High Honor Roll and was an NYS Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Born Lauren Marie Etta on Oct. 9, 1995, in Cold Spring, New York...daughter of Tom and Mary Lynn Etta...has one brother, Michael, and two sisters: Danielle and Nicole...sister, Danielle, played volleyball at University of Hartford...majoring in marketing.
Etta's Career Statistics
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