3 - Laura Wells
Laura Wells
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
High School: Newport Harbor
Position: Defensive Specialist
2000: One of the top defensive players on the team, Wells also stepped into the role of setter during a period when classmate Corre Myer was out with an injury ... Played in all 24 matches and 90 of 91 games, finishing with 2.90 digs per game, second on the team and 10th in the Ivy League ... Also had 154 assists, including a 46 assist effort against LaSalle in the Brown Invitational, the first time she played a complete match as the designated floor general ... Named Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Brown Invitational after amassing 37 digs and 79 assists in three matches ... Finished the season second on the team with 20 service aces and also added two block assists, the first two of her career ...At the Ivy League Tournament, she finished first with 7.75 digs per game at the tournament ... Had 11 double-digit dig outings with two matches where she posted more than 20 digs, including a career-high 31 against Cornell in the first match of the Ivy League Tournament ... Reached double-digits in assists four times on the season, three of which were more than 20 and had three double-doubles (assists-digs) ... 1999: Wells averaged 3.72 digs per game as a sophomore, to up her career average to 3.17 ... Also a potent server, she aced 19 serves ... Had 19 matches where she recorded 10+ digs, including the first six matches of the season ... Recorded 39 digs in three games in the Navy Trident Classic to earn All-Tournament honors ... For Wells, it was the first all-tourney naming of her career ... Set a new career high with 24 digs at Harvard on Oct. 30 ... Had 23 digs in a four-game match against Providence, and recorded 22 digs in the team's season finale against Dartmouth ... Is a quick defensive specialist with heart and hustle ... Rarely abandons a play, keeping the ball in play in sometimes spectacular fashion ... 1998: Matched her season-high of 16 digs in the finale of the Ivy League Championship Tournament against Princeton ... Also recorded the first kill of her career off a back row attack in that match ... Before Brown: Wells' club team finished with a number one ranking in U.S. Junior Volleyball in 1997 ... Personal: Played volleyball for Orange County Nike Club ... Concentrating in Business Economics.