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Laite Selected To CAA Preseason Team

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 08/21/2012
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WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW junior right side hitter Christi Laite was named to the Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team on Tuesday.

"It's an honor for Christi to be recognized amongst the other CAA coaches," said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. "I have high expectations for Christi this season and I know she holds high standards for herself and the team. She is a fierce competitor and has worked hard over the summer to improve her game. I'm looking forward to what the 2012 season will bring for her and the entire Seahawk volleyball program."

A Second-Team All-CAA and NCCSIA All-State Team selection in 2011, Laite played in 29 matches for the Seahawks last season and ranked sixth in the league in kills per set (3.28) while pacing the squad in attack percentage (.233).

Laite also pitched 83 total blocks and 27 service aces to finish the season fifth in the league in points per frame (3.92). Defensively, the Severna Park, Md., product averaged 1.42 digs per set as she recorded three double-doubles during her sophomore campaign.

UNCW opens the 2012 regular season this weekend as it hosts the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Beach Bash at Hanover Hall. The Seahawks begin the four-team event Friday with a 7:30 p.m. match against High Point and wrap up tournament play with contests against Delaware State (1 p.m.) and Long Island (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday.

2012 Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team

Player, School

Pos.

Cl.

Hometown

Natalie Abel, James Madison

OH

Sr.

Washington, Pa.

Alissa Alker, Delaware

OH

Sr.

San Diego, Calif.

Jillian Briner, Northeastern

S/OH

So.

Oak Park, Ill.

Katy Buck, Towson

OH

Jr.

Catonsville, Md.

Christi Laite, UNCW

RS

Jr.

Severna Park, Md.

Chelsea Lawrence, Delaware

MH

Sr.

Evanston, Ill.

Natalia Skiba, Northeastern

L

So.

Westmont, Ill.

Janelle Tucker, Northeastern

OH

Jr.

Encino, Calif.

Honorable Mention

Danielle Erb, OH,  James Madison; Lana Zonjic, OH, George Mason; Kelsie Willis, OH, Hofstra; Aubrey Kirven, S, Towson

2012 PRESESAON CAA VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Katy Buck, Towson


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