- Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:32
- Written by Super User
Senior right-side hitter Christi Laite and freshman outside hitter Nicole Lott have been named to the University Division All-State Volleyball Team by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA), the organization announced. Laite, a First-Team selection, earned All-State accolades for the second time in her career after being recognized following her sophomore season in 2011. Lott, meanwhile, was named to the Second-Team. A native of Severna Park, Md., Laite was a First-Team All-CAA selection after pacing the Seahawks with 360 total kills (3.21 kills per set) while posting a .266 hitting percentage to rank among the top six players in the league in both categories. Laite also played a key role in the team’s defensive efforts, finishing third on the team with 94 total blocks to give her a 3.75 points per set average that ranked fourth among all players in the league. Named to the All-Tournament Team at CAA Championship, Laite was named MVP of Navy’s Kristen Dickmann Invitational in August and also earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Seahawks’ three other regular-season events.
Lott enjoyed a standout rookie season that saw her become the first Seahawk player to earn both All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie accolades in her first season with the program. A native of West Chester, Pa., Lott posted averages of 2.25 kills and 1.98 digs per set to rank third and fourth, respectively, on the team in those categories. Lott also dished out 27 service aces to sit third in the CAA in that category and put the Seahawks among the 50 teams in the nation in service aces per set (1.47). UNCW posted a 20-10 overall mark during the 2013 season, reaching the 20-win plateau for just the eighth time in program history and the first time since the 1995 campaign. The Seahawks qualified for the CAA Championship for the first time since the 2000 season, where they fell in the semifinals to tournament finalist Northeastern.