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    1  Lara Clarkson
    Lara Clarkson


    LaPorte, Ind.

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    2002: Led the team with 369 digs?finished the campaign with 316 kills?recorded a career-high 16 kills and 23 digs in the Flames? opening contest against Sacramento State on August 30th?set a team-season high with 23 digs in a three-game match?followed that performance later that day with a 16 kill, 19 dig performance in a five-game loss against Sam Houston State?her 19 digs against Sam Houston State marked a team-season best performance in a four-game match?finished the season with 13 double-doubles?notched 16 kills in a five-game loss at the hands of Loyola on October 25th?picked up double-digit kill performances in 16 contests.

    2001: Missed six matches after severely spraining her ankle?recorded a career-best hitting percentage of .545 (7 kills, 1 error, 11 attacks) against Chicago State on October 1st?tied a career-high with 13 kills against Ohio on September 1st?tied a career-best with four total blocks against Bradley on September 18th?totaled 10 kills and eight digs against Air Force on September 7th?recorded double-digit digs performances against Tennessee Tech (10) on September 1st, DePaul (11) on September 13th, UW-Milwaukee (10) on September 21st and Butler (11) on October 5th.

    2000: Missed 10 matches after suffering a shoulder injury on Sept. 2 versus Youngstown State in the final match of the UIC Wilson Volleyball Invitational?still managed to finish the year ranked ninth in the MCC in digs per game (2.95 dpg)?tallied season-high 13 kills on four occasions ? vs. Youngstown State (9/2), Loyola (10/6), Bradley (10/9) and Oral Roberts (10/19)?owned a pair of double-doubles in 2000, tabbing 13 kills and 12 digs in a five-game loss to Oral Roberts and 11 kills and a season-high 15 digs in a three-game loss to DePaul on Oct. 24?served up a season-best three aces at Marquette on Oct. 18?home is where the kills were for Clarkson as three of her four double-digit kill outings came at the UIC Pavilion.

    Prior to UIC: Played in 32 matches in her rookie campaign at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill...named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after her inaugural season...ranked ninth in the league in digs per game (3.5 dpg)...second on the Blue Demons in kills with 410...only the second DePaul freshman to total 400 kills and 400 digs in a season...tabbed 21 double-figure kill matches, including a season-high 27 versus Morehead State and 24 at Saint Louis...posted double-figure dig totals in 13 of her last 14 matches...set a season-best with 35 digs versus UIC.

    Prep/Personal: Named First-Team All State at LaPorte High School in LaPorte, Ind., her junior and senior year...honored as Duneland Athletic Conference MVP as a senior and twice earned all-conference accolades...helped team to 34-5 record, as well as conference and sectional titles as a senior...lettered three years in volleyball and basketball, and one in softball at LaPorte...sister of UIC junior volleyball player Lynn Clarkson...daughter of Patrick and Mary Clarkson...born on August 21, 1981...majoring in Accounting.




    • Kills - 16 - three times - most recently vs. Loyola (10/25/02)
    • Attempts - 45 vs. Oral Roberts (10/19/00)
    • Hitting Pct. (min. 10 attempts) - .545 (7-1-1) vs. Chicago State (10/1/01)
    • Aces - 3 vs. Marquette (10/18/00)
    • Digs - 23 vs. Sacramento State (8/30/02)
    • Block Solo - 2 - three times - most recently vs. Wright State (10/5/02)
    • Block Assists - 4 ? twice ? most recently vs. UW-Green Bay (11/16/02)
    • Total Blocks - 4 - three times - most recently vs. Bradley (10/9/02)