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Chelsea Lawrence
Player Profile:
Chelsea Lawrence 916376
Position: Middle Hitter
Year: Senior
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
High School: Evanston Township

At Delaware: Fourth-year team member and three-year letterwinner as a senior • outstanding athlete with good size • one of the Colonial Athletic Association's top middle hitters • will serve as team co-captain with fellow senior Alissa Alker • has played in 73 career matches and recorded 374 kills (1.67 per game), 55 digs (0.2), and 182 blocks (0.81) • .237 hitting percentage for her career leads all active UD players • has led team to three CAA titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach Bonnie Kenny.

2011 Season: Named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association • COBRA Magazine All-Northeast Region selection • led Blue Hens to 21-13 record and second straight CAA Tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth • one of seven UD netters to see action in all 125 sets in 34 matches during her junior season • ranked second on the squad with 120 total blocks (17 BS/103 BA) • owned 12, five-plus-block games led by two eight-block performances (Oct. 21 vs. Georgia State and Nov. 5 vs. Northeastern) • fourth on the roster with 271 kills (2.17 per set) • had nine double-digit kill games capped with a 18-kill match on Oct. 15 at VCU • fourth on team with 339.5 points (2.72/set), including 18 double-digit point games, led by a 10 point game on Oct. 15 at VCU • amassed 17 kills, three digs and five blocks to earn a Rice Invitational All-Tournament Team selection • posted career-highs with 18 kills (Oct. 15 at VCU) and eight blocks (Oct. 22 vs. UNCW) • named CAA Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 7 after she amassed 19 kills, two digs and 12 total blocks in CAA matches vs. Hofstra and Northeastern • during Delaware’s CAA Tournament championship run, tallied 18 kills and 10 total blocks • namd to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

2010 Season: Appeared in 28 matches including making 18 starts as a sophomore middle hitter • led team to 26-6 record, CAA Tournament title, and NCAA Tournament berth • second on the team in solo blocks (9), adding 49 block assists for an average of 0.70 per set • fifth on the team in kills (102) and kills per set (1.23) • set a career-high with 12 kills vs. Temple • named to the Temple All-Tournament team after tallying 21 kills (3.00 per set) on 39 attempts (.436 attack percentage) and five blocks against Temple and Virginia • set a career-high with seven blocks (one solo, six assists) at Notre Dame in the team's 3-2 come-from-behind victory • tied her career-high again with seven blocks at UNC Wilmington • also posted two games with six blocks, first against Santa Clara and again vs. Penn • reached a new career-best with five digs against Santa Clara • hit a season best .750 at Temple, needing only 16 swings to collect 12 kills, with no errors.

2009 Season: Appeared in 11 matches and 16 sets during her freshman campaign • led team to 21-8 record and a share of the CAA regular season title • saw action in three sets against Ohio on Sept. 12 and two frames against Missouri State on Sept. 11, James Madison on Oct. 23, and VCU on Oct. 30 • recorded her first career block on the first rally of her career against UC Santa Barbara’s All-American outside hitter Rebecca Saraceno on Aug. 29 • added another block against UNCW on Oct. 16 and a season-high two stops against James Madison on Oct. 23 • also fired her first career kill against the Dukes.

High School: Standout middle hitter for Evanston Township High School • garnered 2008 honorable mention News- Gazette All-State accolades • earned a spot on the All-Central Suburban League South Division Team • guided Evanston to a school-record 30 wins and a fourth-place finish at the class 4A state tournament • star member of the prestigious Sports Performance Club Team.

Personal: Chelsea Nicole Lawrence • daughter of Deborah Jones and George Lawrence • born July 25, 1991 • has two brothers, Andrew and Brent • takes presents to families and children in her mother's home country (Belize) every Christmas • honor student majoring in psychology with a minor in women's studies at Delaware • worked as a phone surveyor at UD during the summer • participated in event at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden in June, 2012 that launched a public service announcement about dating violence.

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