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Lara Caraway
Lara  Caraway


Evans City, Pa.

High School:
Home Schooled




W. Volleyball Opens 2016 With Penn State Classic

Penn State volleyball kicks off the 2016 campaign hosting West Virginia Friday, Aug. 26 in Rec Hall


Record 81 Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes


No. 3 Women's Volleyball Defeats No. 10 Minnesota

Hancock ties her career high with seven aces


No. 4 Penn State Storms Past Portland, 3-0

McClendon leads Penn State with 15 kills


Nittany Lions Sprint Past DePaul, 3-0

Penn State faces Oregon State tonight at 8 p.m. ET

2015 (Senior): Saw action in 20 matches during her final season, playing in 34 sets ...  Made appearances on the court against Buffalo and Stony Brook in the Penn State Classic ... Saw action on the court against Eastern Kentucky at the Golden Dome Invitational ... Played in all three matches at the USF Invitational ... Had two digs against Auburn (9/18) and one dig at USF (9/19) ... Saw action on the court at Northwestern (10/10) ... Recorded a career-high eight digs in her first collegiate start against Indiana (10/16) ... Started against No. 13 Purdue (10/17) and logged seven digs ... Had one dig at No. 23 Michigan (10/21) ... Saw action on the court at No. 11 Ohio State (10/28) ... Posted five digs and one ace at Maryland (11/5) ... Recorded one dig against Maryland (11/21) ... Totaled one dig against Northwestern (11/25) ... Had one dig at No. 5 Nebraska (11/28).

2014 (Junior): Saw action in 11 matches during the 2014 season, making five appearances in Big Ten conference matches ... Played in all three matches during a 3-0 opening week, matching a career high mark with two digs against Iona (8/30) ... Tallied one ace against American (9/12) at the Villanova Classic ... Matched a season-high mark with two digs against Yale (9/13) ... Had one dig against Michigan (10/24) and one at Minnesota (11/15).

2013 (Sophomore): Played in 21 matches during the 2013 season ... Saw action on the court for the first time against Syracuse (8/31) ... Saw the court two more times against Marquette (9/13) and Central Arkansas (9/14) ... Notched one assist and two digs at FGCU (9/14) ... Saw action against Albany (9/20) ... Totaled two digs against Yale (9/21) ... Played against No. 15 Michigan State (9/27) and No. 10 Michigan (9/27) ... Saw action on the court at Indiana (10/3), No. 11 Minnesota (10/9) and No. 19 Wisconsin (10/12) ... Played against No. 24 Ohio State (10/23) ... Recorded one dig against Iowa (10/26) ... Saw action on the court against No. 14 Purdue (11/8) and Indiana (11/9) ... Logged one dig against Northwestern (11/22) ... Registered her first service ace of the season against No. 20 Illinois (11/23) ... Saw action on the court against LIU Brooklyn (12/6) and Utah (12/7) ... Played against Michigan State (12/13) ... Recorded time on the court in the NCAA national semifinal match against No. 3 Washington (12/19).

2012 (Freshman): Saw action in 16 matches and 24 sets as a serving a defensive specialist ... tallied three aces and five digs for the season ... made her collegiate debut against Morehead State (8/24).

High School: 
Was homeschooled in the Mars Area School District in Mars, Pa. ... was a four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain ... led her team to the Section Championships three times ... was a two-time First Team All-Section selection ... named to the All-WPIAL Second Team in 2010 and earned a spot on the All-WPIAL First Team in 2011 ... was a 2011 First Team All-State honoree.

Personal: Born Lara Elizabeth Caraway on Feb. 22, 1994 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Parents are Jimmy and Tami Caraway ... Has one brother, John ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Hopes to work as a coach or athletic performance trainer ... Names photography and horseback riding as her favorite hobbies, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" as her favorite book, Switchfoot as her favorite entertainer, "Once Upon a Time" as her favorite television show, the Pittsburgh Penguins as her favorite sports team, "Remember the Titans" as her favorite movie, Tim Tebow as her favorite athlete, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway as her favorite actor and actress and her mom's chicken pot pie as her favorite food.


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