3 - Laurel Johnson
Laurel Johnson
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cherry Hill, N.J.
High School: Cherry Hill East
Position: MB

2008: Played in 83 sets over 25 matches this season...Averaged 1.68 kills with a .238 hitting percentage...Registered 0.51 blocks per set...Piled up service aces, eight assists and 23 digs...Hit .333 with 13 kills and just one error en route to earning a spot on the Penn State Classic All-Tournament team...Recorded five kills and a season-best five blocks in the Sept. 27 sweep of Long Island...Recorded a season-high 12 kills on 22 swings (.500) on Oct. 3 at Brown...Hit .778 (8-1-9) on Oct. 4 vs. Brown...Tallied nine kills, and a career-best five digs on Oct. 18 against Penn...Matched her season high of five blocks on Oct. 18 against Penn and again on Nov. 29 at Loyola Marymount...Led all players with nine kills on Oct. 24 at Cornell...Recorded 10 kills on 20 swings without committing an error on Nov. 14 at Penn.

2007: Made 17 starts, appearing in 62 games at middle blocker...Posted 127 kills and 63 blocks...Named to the Yale Invitational all-tournament team after tallying 23 kills and 13 blocks in the tournament...Had eight kills in three of the first four matches of the season, and seven in the other...Hit .778, recording seven kills without an error vs. Sacred Heart (Sept. 8)...Had five solo blocks and seven overall vs. Maine (Sept. 8)...Recorded seven blocks at Harvard on Oct. 6...Smashed 18 kills (double her previous career high) and hit .472 in the season finale against UC Santa Barbara in the Baden Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 24).

2006: Started the first 10 matches of her collegiate career...Appeared in 51 games during the season...Notched 83 kills and 54 blocks...Led team with 1.06 blocks per game...Posted eight kills against Siena in her first collegiate match (Sept. 8)...Tallied a career-high nine kills in Yale's win over Rhode Island in the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic (Sept. 22)...Registered eight total blocks in Yale's five-game win over Connecticut (Sept. 12).

Before Yale: Helped lead Cherry Hill East to its first Group IV New Jersey state championship while being named the Star Ledger South Jersey Player of the Year...Lettered four times in volleyball and twice more in swimming...Honored as a Bloustein Distinguished Scholar, a National Merit Commended Student and a National Achievement semi-finalist.


Season  
sp-mp  k  k/s  e  ta  pct  a  a/s  sa  sa/s  se
2006................ 51-19 83 1.63 38 208 .216 2 0.04 0 0.00 0
2007................ 62-23 127 2.05 57 321 .218 1 0.02 0 0.00 0
2008................ 85-25 143 1.68 57 361 .238 8 0.09 2 0.02 1
TOTAL............... 198-67 353 1.78 152 890 .226 11 0.06 2 0.01 1

Season dig d/s re bs ba tb b/s be bhe
2006................ 15 0.29 1 9 45 54 1.06 6 1
2007................ 21 0.34 0 14 49 63 1.02 8 0
2008................ 23 0.27 2 11 32 43 0.51 9 0
TOTAL............... 59 0.30 3 34 126 160 0.81 23 1

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