Leah Lathrop
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Leah  Lathrop

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Vista HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
S

Birthdate:
10/24/1986

Experience:
3V

SAN DIEGO STATE 2007
One of two setters who split time on the court in SDSU's 6-2 offense ... Her four kills in the season opener vs. UC Santa Barbara on Aug. 24 tied her career best ... Recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 28 assists and 10 digs vs. TCU on Nov. 9 ... It marked the seventh double-double effort of her three-year Aztec career ... Career-best five aces came in match at Hofstra on Sept. 1 ... Has at least one service ace in each of seven of SDSU's final nine matches ... Ranked sixth in the MWC overall stats in service aces at 0.33 per game ... Finished ninth in conference matches at 0.28 aces per game ... Also was ninth in assists in conference matches at 5.89 per game (10th overall with an average of 6.14 per game) ... Season high of 38 assists vs. Long Island on Aug. 25 ... Also had 31 assists in back-to-back matches against Utah (Sept. 13) and Brigham Young (Sept 14).

SAN DIEGO STATE 2006
Started 24 matches at the setter position ... Averaged 9.23 assists per game, a mark that ranked seventh in the Mountain West Conference overall stats ... In league contests, was also seventh with a mark of 8.94 apg ... Set a career high with 55 assists in match against Kentucky on Sept. 2 ... Personal-best four service aces at TCU Sept. 30 ... Average of 0.34 aces per game in league play was eighth-best in the MWC ... Finished in double figures in digs three times with a high of 15 at Wyoming (Nov. 4) ... Record season-high three blocks on four occasions, doing so in three straight matches vs. New Mexico, TCU and Wyoming.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2005
Split time at the starting setter position with teammate Kristen Castillo in SDSU's 6-2 formation ... Averaged 5.54 assists per game overall and 5.61 apg in conference action ... Set personal best with 30 assists in matches against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 7) and Utah (Nov. 19) ... Season-high 10 digs at Air Force on Sept. 30 ... Recorded lone double-double of the season in that match with 24 assists ... Had two kills on two attempts at UNLV on Oct. 7 ... Served three aces in a match on three occasions: vs. Georgia (Sept. 10), Air Force (Oct. 29) and at Wyoming (Nov. 4).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity volleyball letterwinner at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Named to the Arizona Republic and Arizona Tribune all-state teams as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention on both squads as a sophomore ... First team all-region in 2004 ... During her senior campaign, set a school record with 972 assists ... Also totaled 91 kills, 55 service aces and 287 digs ... Listed as one of the top 250 seniors in the nation by prepvolleyball.com ... Named Desert Vista's most valuable player and team captain her final two seasons ... Set the school record for most service aces (73) and most digs (408) in a season in 2003 ... Also set single-season assist record with 972 in 2004 ... Holds the Desert Vista HS career assist record with 3,250 (2001-04) ... Team was the 5A state runner up during her senior year ... Winner of Tempe All-City Athlete Award (2002, 2003 and 2004) ... Named to Westwood all-tournament team ... As a junior, made the Arizona Republic All-Southwest first team ... Central 5A player of the year in 2003 ... Ranked nationally among top 50 juniors by prepvolleyball.com ... A first-team all-region selection as a sophomore in 2002 ... Was also ranked among the top 60 sophomore volleyball players in the nation by studentathlete.com ... Became Desert Vista's starting setter as a freshman in 2001 and earned first-team all-region accolades ... Selected the DVHS Female Athlete of the Year as both a freshman and sophomore ... Was named winner of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Student Scholar Athlete Award all four years of high school ... Played for Club Arizona Foothills (14-1's, 16-1's, 18-1's) and was team captain each year ... Member of Arizona Volleyball High Performance Team in 2002 and 2003 (team captain in 2003).

PERSONAL
Leah Ann Lathrop was born Oct. 24, 1986, in Independence, Mo. ... Daughter of Kit and Becki Lathrop ... Father played football at Arizona State and later in the USFL and NFL ... He also coached in the CFL ... Uncle is former ASU quarterback Jeff Van Raaphorst ... Sister, Renee, was a four-year volleyball player at Northern Arizona, who concluded her collegiate career in 2005.... Hobbies include wakeskating and other water sports, beach volleyball, running and music ... Favorite athlete is pro beach volleyball player Kerry Walsh ... A communications major at SDSU.

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