3 Laura Baetzel
2006: Was third on the squad with a career-best, 261 kills...totaled double-digit kills in 13 out of a possible 28 matches...picked up a career-high 18 kills in a four-game victory over Toledo (Oct. 13)...was flawless in a three-game sweep of Lehigh with a .593 (16 kills, 0 errors, 27 attacks) hitting percentage...those 16 kills were a career-high for Baetzel in a three-game match...topped NIU with 10 kills against No. 23 Ohio State (Sept. 3)...led the Huskies with 12 kills in a three-game sweep of Quinnipiac (Sept. 8)...posted 13 kills in a three-game sweep of Boston College (Sept. 9)...totaled 16 kills in a five-game win over Eastern Michigan (Oct. 7)...had a hitting percentage of .344 (12 kills, 1 error, 32 attacks) in a four-game triumph over Kent State (Oct. 20)...picked up a double-double of 16 kills and 11 digs in a five-game win over Miami (Nov. 4).
2005: Started 29 of the 32 matches that she appeared in...collected a career-best 164 kills...posted a pair of career-highs in the opening day of the NIU Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational with 13 kills in a four-game win against Austin Peay State and 10 kills in a five-game win over UW-Green Bay (Sept. 2)...was flawless in a three-game sweep of Southeast Missouri State with a career-best hitting percentage of .467 (7 kills, 0 errors, 15 attacks)...garnered 11 kills in a four-game loss to Portland (Sept. 17)...was solid in a three-game loss against Ball State (Oct. 28) with eight kills and a hitting percentage of .438 (8 kills, 1 error, 16 attacks)...helped NIU to a team-season high hitting percentage of .369 with a performance of .400 (6 kills, 0 errors, 15 attacks) in a three-game sweep of Miami (OH) on Nov. 5.
2004: Started season in the starting lineup at outside hitter, notching six or more kills in three of the first six contests of the season before injury problems forced her to miss seven consecutive matches from Sept. 11 to Sept. 24 ... spent most of the remainder of the season as a spot server after returning to the lineup, making two more starts the rest of the year ... combined to collect seven kills and 11 digs in those two starts including five successful swings to go with nine digs and a season-best five total blocks at Illinois State (Oct. 26) ... notched season-high eight kills in 23 swings while notching nine digs and a pair of blocks versus Butler (Sept. 9).
Prep: Two-time captain at Queen of Peace High School in south suburban Burbank ... helped lead the Pride to four consecutive regional championships and a pair of sectional titles (2001, 2002) ... garnered back-to-back First Team All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference honors for herself after her junior and senior campaigns ... also earned pair of All-Area nominations, making the Chicago Sun-Times Third Team in 2002 before appearing on the Daily Southtown First Team in 2003 ... racked up 276 kills as a senior while also attacking the net at a .350 clip.
Club Volleyball: Played first season of club ball for Neris in 1998 before becoming a fixture in the Lions program ... spent five seasons under the tutelage of three different coaches while playing for the Lions ... earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the 2001 Junior Olympics.
Personal: Major - Undecided ... Birthdate -
October 12, 1985.
Laura Baetzel's Career Highs
|Kills: 16, vs. Lehigh||9-1-06|
|Attempts: 33, vs. UIC||9-12-06|
|Hitting Pct.: .593, vs. Lehigh||9-1-06|
|Assists: 2, vs. UConn||9-9-06|
|Digs: 10, vs. Western Illinois||9-1-04|
|Total Blocks: 3, vs. three opponents||2004, 06|
|Kills: 18, at Toledo||10-13-06|
|Attempts: 49, at Toledo||10-13-06|
|Hitting Pct.: .389, at Illinois State||8-29-06|
|Assists: 2, at Illinois State||8-29-06|
|Digs: 9, vs. two opponents||2004, 2006|
|Total Blocks: 5, vs. two opponents||2004-05|
|Kills: 16, vs. two opponents||2006|
|Attempts: 50, vs. Eastern Michigan||10-7-06|
|Hitting Pct.: .387, vs. Bowling Green||9-30-06|
|Assists: 1, vs. four opponents||2004-06|
|Digs: 11, vs. Miami||11-4-06|
|Total Blocks: 6, at Central Michigan||9-23-06|
Laura Baetzel's Career Statistics