Owls one of 130 Women's D1 Squads Honored
547 student-athletes honored conference-wide.
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
Arenas Receives Hard Hat Award
Owls Post Two On All-Academic Team
2012 (Sr.): Played in all 31 matches, starting 20 ... Named Second-Team All-C-USA ... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and a CoSIDA Academic All-District pick ... Ranked 14th in C-USA in hitting percentage (.252) and 18th in C-USA matches (.242) ... Posted 2.29 kills per set and 80 total blocks ... Her eight blocks against Air Force (Aug. 24) were third-most by a C-USA player in a three-set match in 2012 ... Named All-Magnolia Invitational and All-Rice Invitational II ... Hit over .300 in 11 matches ... Posted nine double digit kill & 12 double digit point matches ... Compiled 11 kills against Arkansas State (Aug. 25) ... Hit .412 (8K-1E-17TA) against BYU (Aug. 25) ... Registered eight kills against No. 7 Purdue (Aug. 31) ... Posted 14 kills against No. 12 Washington (Sept. 1) ... Posted 10 kills on .389 (10K-3E-18TA) hitting against North Dakota (Sept. 7) ... Picked up nine kills against Alabama A&M (Sept. 8) ... Set a career-high with 21 kills and hit .435 (21K-1E-46TA) against Houston Baptist (Sept. 14) ... Picked up 15 kills with an attack percentage of .394 (15K-2E-33TA) against Texas Tech (Sept. 15) ... Named to the All-Rice Invitational II team, after ranking second in the tournament in kills per set ... Hit .414 (17K-5E-29TA) at UAB (Sept. 23) ... Posted 12 kills against SMU (Sept. 28) ... Notched 14 kills on .462 hitting (14-2E-26TA) against East Carolina (Oct. 14) ... Turned in a phenomenal performance on Senior Day, picking up 11 kills on .476 hitting (11-1E-21TA) against UCF (Nov. 4) in her last match at Tudor Fieldhouse ... Received the C-USA Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
All-Conference USA Second Team
C-USA All-Academic Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team
Magnolia Invitational All-Tournament
Rice Invitational II All-Tournament
C-USA Academic Medal
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Verizon Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament
Posted 14 kills vs. Delaware and co-team-high 7 kills vs. Stanford... 8 kills and .421 hitting percentage vs. HBU... 9 kills vs. UTSA and 11 kills in 3-2 win over Georgia Tech... Team-high 13 kills vs. Cincinnati and 13 digs and 8 kills vs. Pacific... 11 kills vs. North Dakota and Sam Houston State (.379), and 9 vs. SFA... 7 kills and 10 digs vs. Tulane and career-high 18 kills with 20 digs. vs. Southern Miss... 13 kills and 13 digs at SMU and team-high 9 kills and 9 digs at Tulsa... Posted 11 kills and 13 digs in match one at Marshall... 9 kills and 10 digs vs. UCF and 10 digs with 6 kills vs. UTEP... 9 kills vs. Memphis and 11 kills with 16 digs. at UAB... 8 kills at UTEP and double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs at UCF... 11 kills (.450) in match one vs. East Carolina... 9 kills and 11 digs vs. Tulsa and 10 kills and match-high 15 digs vs. SMU... 11 kills at Southern Miss with 7 blocks... 16 kills at Houston.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Competed in 104 sets and collected 183 kills (1.76 kps)... Third on team with 72 blocks (4 BS, 78 BA)... Second on team with 10 kills vs. Texas Tech and .348 attack percentage and 7 kills vs. UTSA... 8 kills and .292 hitting pct. vs. Eastern Washington... Tallied 7 kills vs. Arkansas State... 12 kills and .400 hitting percentage with six block assists in match one at Southern Miss... 5 kills (.556) in 3-1 win over UTEP and 9 kills (.450) in 3-1 win at UCF... 8 kills (.312) in match one vs. Tulane and 6 kills and 6 blocks (1 BS, 5 BA) in the second match vs. Tulane... 9 kills with 5 block assists at UAB... 12 kills (.400) vs. SMU... 8 kills and a .412 hitting percentage at Marshall... Had 11 kills and 9 digs at SMU... 11 kills in 3-2 win over Houston.
Transferred to Rice for the 2009 spring semester, but did not compete during the 2009 volleyball season.
FRESHMAN SEASON AT VILLANOVA (2008)
Competed her freshman season at Villanova University... The Wildcats finished 14-16 as McNamara played in 26 of 30 matches with six starts... She totaled 138 kills for a .206 hitting percentage.
A 2008 graduate of Coppell High School... Three-year letterwinner and starter for coach Sherri Hankins... Team captain in 2007... First team all-district in 2007 and 2006... member of the District 6-5A championship team...named 2006 first team all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association...2006 District 6-5A MVP...Dallas Morning News first team All-Area... First junior in Coppell's history to be named to the TGCA All-State First Team (2006)... 2006 District 6-5A MVP and team MVP as squad won the 5A area title and reached the 5A region quarterfinals... Team also won the Coppell J. Eckert Memorial tournament and the Grapevine Tournament titles... For Texas Advantage Volleyball team placed third in 2006 Junior Olympics (16-open), fifth in 2007 (170-open), and fifth in 2008 (18-open).... Member of National Honor Society... National Spanish Honor Society... 2004-2007 Academic All-District 6-5A... 2007-2008 TGCA Academic All-State... In 2007, organized the first ever Dig for the Cure event for a high school in the state of Texas that raised over $13,500 which was donated directly to Komen for the Cure Dallas County.
Full name: Laurie Anne McNamara... Born: March 14, 1990... Parents: John and Susan McNamara (one brother)... College: Brown.
Volleyball Team Falls In First Round at C-USA...
11/20/2015 - The Rice volleyball team jumped out to a solid opening set, but Southern Miss rallied to claim each of the next three on the way to a 17-25, 25-15,...
Mikesky Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
11/19/2015 - Rice junior outside hitter Leah Mikesky was selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team, the league office announced Thursday...
Owls Begin C-USA Tournament Friday vs. Southern...
11/19/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team opens the C-USA Championship against Southern Miss on Friday at 2 p.m. in San Antonio.
Volleyball Places Five on All-C-USA Teams
11/17/2015 - Rice volleyball had five players named to the 2015 All-Conference USA Volleyball teams for a second consecutive season, the league office announced...
Volleyball Sweeps UAB to Close Regular Season
11/14/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closed out the C-USA regular season with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-15, 25-19) of the UAB Blazers Saturday afternoon at...
Owls Win In Five Sets On Senior Night
11/12/2015 - Madison McDaniel, Leah Mikesky and Noelle Whitlock all posted double-doubles to help the Rice Owls volleyball team secure the team’s 20th win...
Volleyball Set to Host UTEP on Senior Day
11/11/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closes out the 2015 C-USA season this week with a pair of matches, beginning Thursday at Tudor Fieldhouse vs. UTEP on...
Volleyball Announces Three Signings
11/11/2015 - Rice volleyball head coach Genny Volpe announced the signing of three student-athletes on Wednesday to enroll in school and join the Owls in 2016.
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