Stephanie Lau Athlete Profile

#16 Stephanie Lau

Stephanie Lau
Position: Defensive Specialist Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2005-2009 Hometown: Edmonds, WA Last School: Kamiak High School

Personal

Parents are Michael and Joyce Lau ... has three sisters and two brothers ... enjoys watching sports, listening to music, reading and playing video games with her friends ... sports hero is Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle Mariners) because he is humble about his success ... recruited by Oregon State, Loyola, Washington and St. Louis ... communications studies major.

Before BYU

Club: Played for the Seattle Puma Volleyball Club under head coach Steve Gillis ... placed second at Junior Nationals in 2004.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Wash. ... earned her team's Best Sportsmanship Award in 2003 and Captain Award in 2004 ... led high school team in kills her senior year with 231, the most in her career ... led her team to a fourth-place finish in the district tournament ... was named All-League First Team her junior and senior years ... led the Wesco League in kills in a single match with 29 ... active in student government and the Yearbook Club ... coached the local Boys & Girls Club volleyball team in 2004.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
KILLS: 7 at Wyoming, 10/17/09
HITTING PERCENTAGE: 1.000 (twice)
ASSISTS: 1 (three times)
ACES: 4 at UVSC, 10/3/06
DIGS: 8 at Weber State, 9/18/07


YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year MP-GP K E A Pct. Ast. SA SE RE Dig BS BA TB BE BHE
2006 3-5 0 0 0 .000 2 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2007 7-13 1 2 3 -.333 0 4 5 2 11 0 0 0 0 0
2008 7-10 4 1 12 .250 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
2009 13-26 23 17 85 .071 1 0 0 3 10 1 0 1 0 0
Total 30-54 28 20 100 .080 3 10 7 8 30 1 0 1 0 0




2006 | Freshman Year

Saw action in three matches and five games for the Cougars, totaling two assists, five aces and four digs ... made her Cougar debut in game three against Air Force, serving four straight points and recording her first career ace, assist and dig ... made her first career start at UVSC, posting a career-high three digs and four aces, including three during a crucial 5-0 BYU run.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Played in seven matches and 13 games for the Cougars, primarily as a defensive and serving specialist ... averaged 0.31 aces and 0.85 digs per game ... made her 2007 debut at Iowa, playing in one game ... played all five games at Weber State, recording eight digs and the match-winning ace at 18-17 in game five ... saw action in one game at Wyoming ... played in game three at No. 21 Colorado State ... played all three games at Air Force, tallying the first kill of her career, three digs and a season-best three aces, including two during a 4-0 service run ... saw action in one game for BYU at No. 6 Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, coming in as a serving and defensive specialist to help the Cougars advance to the Regionals for the first time since 1998 ... played in one game at eventual-national champion Penn State ... named Academic All-Mountain West Conference.

2008 | Junior Year

Saw action in seven matches and 10 sets as a junior at both the defensive specialist and outside hitter positions totaled four kills, 1 ace and five digs while hitting .250 on the year made her 2008 debut against Utah State in the BYU Molten Classic, playing one set played one set against Texas A&M as a defensive specialist saw action in two sets at Wyoming at the outside hitter position, tallying two kills played all three sets against Air Force, posting season highs of three digs and one ace recorded one kill against Wyoming in the final match of the year earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors.

2009 | Senior Year

Played in 13 matches and 26 sets for the Cougars to finish off her career at BYU, playing in all six of the last matches ... tallied 23 total kills, 10 digs and one solo block on the season ... chalked up a season- and career-high seven kills at Wyoming ... had a season-high two digs three times against Utah, Colorado and at Air Force ... had one assist against Utah, a season- and career-high.