Penn State opens the 2012 season at the Active Ankle Challenge in Louisville
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.
Born Lara Elizabeth Caraway on Feb. 22, 1994 in Lincoln, Neb. ... parents are Jimmy and Tami Caraway ... has one brother, John (15) ... plans to major in kinesiology ... hopes to work as a coach or athletic performance trainer ... named 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 professional sports team, "Remember the Titans" as her favorite movie, Tim Tebow as her favorite athlete, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway as her favorite actors and her mom's chicken pot pie as her favorite food.
Why Penn State?
"Penn State has a long tradition of great volleyball and outstanding academics. It is a program that will push me to be the best student-athlete I can be."