Erin LaVenice #24
Position: MB Ht.: 6-0
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
Previous School: Lancaster Mennonite HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major:
2012 (Sr.): Played in 32 matches and 93 sets, recording 17 starts as a junior at the middle blocker position...Finished with 106 kills, averaging 1.14 kills per set...Third on the team with a .194 hitting percentage with 46 errors in 309 attacks...Added five set assists...Third on the team with 69 total blocks (10 solo, 59 block assists) in averaging 0.74 blocks per set...Added 22 digs...Season-high nine kills on two separate occasions (Aug. 31 vs. Canisius, Sept. 4 at Savannah State)...Season-high 13 blocks on Aug. 31 against USC Upstate.
2011 (So.): Played in all 30 matches, recording 29 starts and saw action in 106 sets as a sophomore…Was one of four CSU players to play in all 30 matches…Finished fifth on the team with 153 kills, averaging 1.46 kills per set…Was third on the team with a 16.3 percent hitting percentage…Added 15 set assists…Was second on the team with 82 total blocks on the season, averaging 0.78 blocks per set…Added 43 digs…Recorded three matches with double-digit kills, including a season high 12 kills on Oct. 1 vs. Campbell…Recorded six matches with at least five total blocks, including two matches with seven blocks (Aug. 27 vs. Furman, Sept. 3 vs. North Florida).
2010 (Fr.): Competed in 55 sets, making five starts in 20 matches as a freshman… posted 35 total blocks (two solo, 33 assist), and was second on the team with 0.64 blocks per set… also recorded 18 kills at a .135 clip and added 18 digs on the season… made her collegiate debut during the North Florida Tournament, recording three or more blocks in three matches… posted career-high six block assists Sept. 11 vs. Chattanooga… registered multiple blocks in nine different matches…recorded four total blocks against East Tennessee St. and UNC Asheville… set career high with five kills Nov. 12 vs. Gardner-Webb, hitting .625 on the night… posted an .800 attack percentage (4-0-5) at Winthrop… had at least one block in each of last seven Big South appearances.
High School: Competed for Lancaster Mennonite School in volleyball and basketball… served as team captain for volleyball as a senior… named to Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star team in 2009… recorded 219 kills, hitting .268 as a senior… helped team to third-place finish in Districts in 2008 and ’09… in 2007, aided team to District runner-up finish, falling to the eventual state champion in the finals… was an All-State performer in basketball, being named second-team in AA as a senior… led team to back-to-back State quarterfinal appearances… two-time All-League, and three time All-District… finished basketball career with 1,092 points… broke school record in high jump in track and field, leaping 5’2" while qualifying for Districts as a junior.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Deb LaVenice... born Feb. 29, 1992.