8 Kayla Lawler
8 Kayla Lawler
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Centerville (Ind.)
Position: S

As a junior:
Played in all 30 matches and all 112 sets for the Bobcats in 2010 … Named the Bobcats’ Team MVP for the 2010 season … Led the team in assists with 992 and service aces with 53 … Finished 14th in the nation in service aces per set (.47) ... Earned the Bobcats’ first NEC Player of the Week honor in nearly nine years after leading QU to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.) … Compiled a team-high 10 double-doubles … Recorded a season-high 61 assists at Bryant on Sept. 26 … Had 54 assists at Long Island on Oct. 17 … Picked up 52 assists against Bryant on Nov. 10 … Tallied 48 assists against Long Island on Oct. 30 … Recorded 46 assists against Fordham on Aug. 28 and St. Francis (N.Y.) on Oct. 16 … Had 44 assists against Delaware State on Sept. 17 … Picked up 43 assists against Hartford on Sept. 11 … Tallied 42 assists against St. Peter’s on Sept. 10, Robert Morris on Oct. 9, and Fairleigh Dickinson on Oct. 24 … Had 40 assists at Fairleigh Dickinson on Oct. 3.

As a sophomore:
Rarely left the court, seeing action in all 100 sets the Bobcats' played as floor captain in 2009 ... Tallied a team-best 785 assists ... Finished second on the team in service aces (21), and fifth in digs (168) ... Came a kill away from her first career triple-double, Oct. 9 at St. Francis (N.Y.), totaling nine kills, a career-high 53 assists and 12 digs ... Contributed 42 assists and 16 digs in the Bobcats' Nov. 15 win against Saint Francis (Pa.) ...  Had nine kills and 39 assists in the Bobcats' victory over Holy Cross on Oct. 13 ... Distributed 40 assists in the Bobcats' Sept. 20 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) ... Totaled 11 digs at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Oct. 4.

As a freshman:
Saw action in all 35 matches as the Bobcats' setter...compiled a team-high 920 assists and 43 service aces...tallied a season-high 41 assists twice, at Fairleigh Dickinson (10/18) and at Delaware State (11/2)...also racked up 40 assists against Providence (10/4)...began her collegiate career with a 39-assist, 11-dig performance against Fordham (8/29)...hit a season-high .714 with five kills against St. Francis (N.Y.)(11/9)... also registered five kills apiece against Hartford (9/28) and at Chicago State (10/3)...compiled at least 10 digs on five separate occasions, including a season-high 14 against LaSalle (11/5)...also added two block assists against LaSalle...named to the NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and the Quinnipiac Bobcat Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Before Quinnipiac:
A much-heralded player from Centerville High School in Richmond, Ind. ... a four-year Tri-Eastern Conference First Team selection and an All-Area Palladium-Item pick, while also earning All-Area Palladium-Item First Team honors in three of those four years ... was named to the All-State Second Team in 2006 and the All-State First Team in 2007 ... earned Indiana All-Star Volleyball Team recognition as a senior ... a four-year team captain and most valuable player at Centerville ... broke the career and single-season school records for assists and aces while also breaking the single-season record for digs ... also played three years of varsity basketball, earning All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2007 ... an All-Conference and All-District selection on Centerville's varsity tennis team, holding the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions ... was an All-State Honorable Mention pick as a junior while also winning the Sectional and Regional Championship ... also an All-Conference Honorable Mention basketball player, earning team MVP and Most Inspirational awards as team captain ... a two-year National Honor Society member, Lawler earned the Academic Honors Diploma ... also earned the President's Education Award and the Albert Award, given annually to the most outstanding first-year female athlete at Centerville.

The daughter of Marcia and Richard Lawler ... has a sister, Kristin, and two brothers, Darren and Kevin ... Kristin played volleyball at Bellarmine University ... Darren played basketball at Tennessee-Martin ... a psychology major.