9 Leslie Lasiter






    Middle Hitter
    6-1, Sophomore, 1L
    Lufkin, TX
    Lufkin HS

    Displayed steady improvement in her first season of Division I volleyball, playing her way into a starting middle blocker's spot four times...played in 19 of the team's 32 matches and 35 of 120 games (29 percent)...averaged 0.74 blocks per game, the third highest average on the team...stuffed a career-high six blocks each in a pair of wins against SEC powers Auburn and LSU...made the six blocks in just three games played against LSU...averaged a block per game in six different matches including Temple and Loyola-Chicago, a pair of teams that made the NCAA Tournament...finished sixth on the team in digs per game (1.69)...posted 14 defensive digs in a 3-2 win over Auburn and a total of 15 in a combined five games vs. Conference USA rival Southern Miss...tied a career-high with seven kills in the second meeting with Southern Miss, hitting for a .545 percentage against the Golden Eagles...also spiked seven kills against Auburn... High School/Club Volleyball: First team all-District 12-5A selection for Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas...was named the Panthers' most valuable player for three consecutive years...coached in volleyball by Mary Young...also participated in basketball, cross country and track and field...outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society and academic all-state team...scored a 1130 on the SAT...member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and senior class counsel...started on one of the top volleyball club teams in the state, Houston Juniors, that competed in the 18-Open division at the National Championships last summer...Personal: Born on June 6, 1981 in The Woodlands, Texas...parents are Larry and Claudia Lasiter ...kinesiology major...likes to play all sports, run, read and jump rope in spare time...served as assistant coach for jump rope team at Lufkin... chose to attend Houston "because of the great facilities, coaches and academics."

    Career Statistics
    Year MP/GP K  E  TA Pct. Ast SA Digs BS BA TB
    1999 19/35 28 15 89 .146 3   2  59   2  24 26

    Match Highs Kills: 7 (1999) Attempts: 19 (1999) Hitting: .545 (1999) Digs: 14 (1999) Aces: 1 (1999) Blocks: 6 (1999)

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