Hometown: Krimuldas Novads, Latvia
LAINE AT A GLANCE: Extremely mature and experienced player ... Most comfortable in the middle, but may spend time on the outside ... Strong international experience and competed at a high level ... Great reach and armswing.
SOPHOMORE (2013): Named to Ram Rumble All-Tournament Team (Sept. 8) ... Selected to Eckerd Classic All-Tournament team (Sept. 14)
FRESHMAN (2012): Named to Sunshine State Conference All-Newcomer Team ... Named American Volleyball Scouting Report Global Player of Week (Sept. 3) ... Named to PBA's Hyatt Place Classic All-Tournament Team ... Third on team in kills with 214 ... Led team in blocks with 92, including 15 solos ... Had .266 attack percentage ... Had double-digit kills in eight matches ... Had season-high 17 kills at Florida Tech (Nov. 3) ... Had six blocks in two matches ... Hit .692 with nine kills and no errors in first collegiate match vs. No. 7 Washburn (Aug. 31) ... President's List in fall and spring with 4.0 GPA ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Started in all of the matches she competed in for Murjani Sports Gymnasium ... Competed on first place Latvia Junior Championships team in 2011-12 with Team Zvejniekciems ... Played for Team Ropazi which finished third in Baltic League in 2011-12 ... Competed on Team Valmiera that placed fourth in Latvian Olympics in 2012 ... Received letter of recognition from Latvian Prime Minister for academic success ... Awarded certificate of academic achievement from Murjani Sports Gymnasium for 3.7 GPA from 2007-12.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Janis Cielens and Inga Cielena ... Has brother, Davis Cielens ... Finance major.