8 Katie Lapinski
8 Katie Lapinski
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Niles, IL
High School: Maine South
Position: L
2006: Was named First Team All-Ivy at libero ... Led the Ivy League with 5.68 digs-per-game, more than .75 higher than any other player, and ranked 21st in the country ... Was second all-time at Brown with single-season marks of 528 digs and 5.68 digs-per-game ... Tied a personal best with 40 digs at Columbia (10/27), 3rd most in a match at Brown ... Finished season on top of Brown's career digs-per-game list at 4.47 and moved into fourth in career digs with 1,203 ... Was named to UNH Tournament and USD Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... Had at least 12 digs in every match, and averaged at least five digs-per-game in 16 of Brown's 26 matches ... Played in every game except for one, five-game match against Rhode Island (9/19) ... Had 27 digs in three games in match against UT-San Antonio (9/9) at UNH Tournament, good for sixth-best digs-per-game 2005: Played in all 25 matches and all 51 Ivy League games, becoming one of the Ivy League's elite liberos ... Led team with 413 digs, fifth-best all-time at Brown ... Averaged 4.98 digs-per-game, second-best in the Ivy League and second-best all-time at Brown ... 17 service aces tied for third on the team ... Averaged 6.43 digs-per-game in Ivy League contests ... Had 30 digs in three games for a 10.00 digs-per-game average against Yale (9/30), second-best all-time for Brown ... Closed season with 40 digs against Yale (11/16), third-most in a match for Brown ... Had 20-plus digs 10 times and 30-plus four times. 2004: Played in 93 of 95 games as one of the Bears' most versatile players ... 262 digs were second on the team ... Had 189 kills to average just over two-per-game ... Second on team with 21 service aces ... Had career highs with 20 kills and 52 attempts against UC Davis (9/11) in second career match ... Had at least 10 kills and 10 digs on seven occasions ... Had 13 kills and 17 digs in a four-game match against Princeton (10/30). Before Brown: Lapinski played volleyball for four years, her first three at Maine East and her final season at Maine South ... Named All-Conference at a sophomore and a junior with Maine East ... Named team MVP as a junior captain in 2002 ... Earned All-Area honors as a sophomore and a junior, helping to lead Maine East to a 2001 Conference Championship ... Named All-Conference as a senior playing at Maine South ... Helped to lead Maine South to Conference Championship in 2003 ... As a captain during her senior year, Lapinski helped to lead Maine South to a Third Place finish in the State Tournament ... Also played volleyball for Adversity Volleyball Club ... Member of Student Council, Student Advisory Board, and High Honor Roll Student. Personal: Katie Lynn Lapinski is the daughter of Richard and Carol Lapinski of Nile, Ill. ... Has two brothers, Ricky and Cory ... Concentrating in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship.
Lapinski's Career Highs
Attempts: 54 at Penn (10/29/04)
Kills: 20 at UC Davis (9/11/04)
Hitting % (min. 5k): .357 (6-1-14) vs. Holy Cross (9/17/04)
Assists: 7 at Cornell (11/13/04)
Aces: 4 at Rhode Island (9/21/05)
Digs: 40, twice, most recently at Columbia (10/27/06)
Solo Blocks: 1, twice, most recently at Cornell (11/13/04)
Block Assists: 3 vs. Yale (10/1/04)
Total Blocks: 3 vs. Yale (10/1/04)