ALBANY, N.Y. – Juniors Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) and Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.), both middle blockers on the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, highlight a group of four Wildcats receiving honors as both were named to the America East Second Team All-Conference at the volleyball championship banquet Thursday night.
Bates and Fogarty are joined by middle blocker Pauline Acres (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and outside hitter Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.), who were also honored by the conference as members of the America East All-Rookie Team.
Bates played in 104 games for the Wildcats this season and led the team with an impressive 345 kills, a total which registered as the fourth best in the conference. In total, she compiled a team-high 391 points, with an average of 3.76 points per game. Bates also notched 51 blocks and 19 service aces, which ranked third and second on the team, respectively.
Fogarty was equally impressive as she ranked second on the team in kills posting a career-high 221 on the season. Paired with her lofty kill total, Fogarty’s .247 hitting percentage ranked first among all Wildcats and also registered as the ninth best total in the conference. What’s more is she also led the team in service aces with 21 and ranked second on the team in blocks with 73.
As for Acres and Laquerre, they show great promise in the program’s future, as they remained key components in this year’s squad. Acres ranked third on the team in kills as she posted 181 on the season, with an average of 1.97 per game. However, Acres wasn’t limited on the defensive end either as she tallied 104 digs paired with 25 blocks to round out a standout freshman campaign.
Laquerre was just a productive as her freshman counterpart as she registered the fourth best kill total for the Wildcats this season with 169. Even more impressive is her average of 2.14 kills per game, which ranks second on the team behind only Bates. In addition to her stellar offensive output, Laquerre also posted 28 blocks and 41 digs this season.