Laine Cielena
Laine Cielena

Class: JR

Hometown: Krimuldas Novads, Latvia

Height: 6-2

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) ... Second on team with 219 kills ... Second on team with 59 blocks ... Had career-best 18 kills, five blocks and hit .457 in five-set win at Lynn (Nov. 8) ... Had 17 kills, four blocks and hit .424 in win at No. 19 West Florida (Oct. 18) ... Had 13 kills and .346 attack percentage in five-set match vs. Christian Brothers (Oct. 18) ... Had double-digit kills in seven matches ... Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall ... Dean's List in fall ... President's List for 4.0 GPA in spring.

FRESHMAN (2012): Named to SSC 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.

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