Laura Purcell ties career-high with 19 kills in defeat
Played in all 29 matches totaling 109 sets as the team's starting right-side hitter ... Played almost exclusively in the front row ... Finished second on the team in both kills (288, 2.64 kps) and points (327, 3.00 pps) ... Reached double figures in kills in 19 of Loyola's 29 matches including eight of nine appearances from Oct. 6-Nov. 16 ... Hit at a .400 or higher efficiency in seven matches ... Much improved blocker who led the Ramblers in blocks in seven matches ... Also led team in kills on three occasions ... Ripped season-high 15 kills at a .583 (15-1-24) efficiency at No. 8 Stanford ... Tied that total in win over Bucknell and again in Horizon League First Round victory over Green Bay (15-2-25, .520) ... Posted 10 kills and tied her career-best with seven blocks against Cleveland State ... Racked up 13 kills in both matches against UIC ... Finished with 11 kills, a season-best six digs and four blocks in key road win at Valparaiso.
Played in all 94 sets, developing into one of the Horizon League's top young offensive players ... Became just second freshman in program history (Sarah Poglits, 1998) to lead Loyola in kills ... Posted 286 kills (3.04 kills per set) for the season to rank sixth in the Horizon League, tops among freshmen ... Reached double figures in kills in 16 matches and led the Ramblers in kills on 15 occasions ... Recorded four double-doubles on the season, including 11-kill, 12-dig performance in her second collegiate match versus IPFW ... Hammered season-best 19 kills at a .375 clip (19-4-40) against Youngstown State ... Posted double-digit kills in five straight Horizon League matches, averaging 3.71 kps in that span, from Sept. 30-Oct. 14 ... Finished with 18 kills and nine digs in road match at Butler ... Slammed 17 kills (17-3-36, .389) and eight digs in road win at Wright State ... Had at least eight kills in 14 of 16 Horizon League matches ... Totaled 13 kills, season-high 17 digs, three blocks and three aces against Oakland.
Key player at one of nation's top high school programs ... Earned Honorable Mention All-State recognition by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association after helping Assumption to a 39-4 record, a Kentucky state title and a No. 6 national ranking by ESPN RISE ... Named to the all-tournament team after the championship match ... Ranked as the fifth-best player at the 2010 Asics Challenge, held this past season in Chicago ... Selected to the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association UnderArmour All-American watch list ... Member of team that won both the Junior Olympic Nationals and AAU Nationals in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Earned Varsity Scholar-Athlete award in 2010 ... Member of the National Honor Society