Penn State opens the 2012 season at the Active Ankle Challenge in Louisville
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).
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).
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 (18) ... majoring 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.
"My expectation for the 2013 season is to see us becomes a great team
on and off the court. We have worked a lot on team building as well as
training in the gym. It would be terrific to see all of our hard work pay off
with a national title in December."