5  Laura Cote
Laura Cote

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can.

High School:
Aden Bowman Collegiate

Height:
5-8

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
10/10/1987

Experience:
3L


Honors
• 2008 Preseason All-C-USA
• 2007 All-C-USA Second Team
• 2006 All-C-USA First Team
• 2006 C-USA All-Tournament
• 2006 AVCA All-American honorable mention
• 2006 AVCA All-Midwest Region

Laura Côté


Junior (2007)
Second Team All-C-USA...Played in all 35 matches and 128 games...Third all-time at Memphis with 4,760 career assists...Handed out 1,617 assists, good for sixth on Memphis's single-season list...Ranked third in C-USA with 12.63 assists per game...Downed 123 kills and hit .197...Served up 30 aces...Fourth on the team with 274 digs (2.14 d/g) and third with 81 blocks (eight solo, 73 assists)...Accounted for 197.5 points...Logged double figures in digs nine times, including picking up a career-best 20 digs vs. Tulane (9/23/07)...Tabbed C-USA Setter of the Week (9/17/07)...Named to the all-tournament team at the Louisville Invitational...Dished out a season-high 65 assists vs. ECU (10/12/07)...Had seven kills, nine digs and 58 assists vs. Marshall (10/14/07)...Recorded five service aces vs. UCF (11/15/07)...Scored 10 points on 10 digs, six blocks and five kills vs. Southern Miss (10/5/07).

Sophomore (2006)
Set the Memphis record for assists by a sophomore with 1,692...AVCA All-Midwest Region...All-C-USA first team selection...C-USA All-Tournament team member...Earned C-USA Setter of the Week honors twice...Led the league and ranked 28th in the nation with a 13.02 assists per game average...ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 third team honoree...Moved into the third-place slot on Memphis' all-time assists list...Downed 145 kills and served up 30 aces...Hit .224...Defensively, was third on the team with 277 digs...Tied for second on the squad with 87 total blocks...Put up 12 double-double performances.

Freshman (2005)
Had one of the most productive freshman seasons in Memphis history...Set a Memphis freshman record with 1,451 assists (11.80 a/g)...Tabbed MVP of the O'Charley's Tiger Invitational...Two-time Conference USA Setter of the Week honoree...Moved to setter two matches into the season...Dished out 27 assists and made seven digs in her first match at the setter position...Played defensive specialist in her Tiger debut and logged nine digs...Tied a Memphis freshman record with nine service aces in a sweep of UAPB (9/2/05)...Posted 16 double-doubles on the year...Used her aggressive jump serve to finish third on the team with 44 service aces and 306 digs (2.49 d/g)...Added 82 kills and 64 total blocks (four solos, 60 assists)...Became just the fourth Tiger setter to reach 70 assists when she handed out a career-high 71 to go with 14 digs in a 3-1 win at UCF (10/2/05)...Dished out at least 50 assists in 13 contests and 60 or more in six matches...Had 63 assists, 16 digs and five service aces to help Memphis to a 3-2 win over Marshall (10/16/05)...Made a career-best 19 digs and had 67 assists at Belmont (10/11/05)...Hit .471 with eight kills and 56 assists vs. Southern Miss (10/28/05)...Logged 63 assists, 12 digs and a career-high eight total blocks vs. Duquesne (9/16/05).

At Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute
Was a teammate of former Tiger middle blocker/outside hitter Sarah Bury...A highly-touted performer on the volleyball court...Was the youngest member of the 2004 Canadian Junior National squad...Earned the starting libero position on Canadian Junior National Team...Was a four-sport athlete at Aden Bowman, playing badminton, basketball, volleyball and running track...A versatile player, saw action at setter, libero, left side and right side hitter in her prep career...Helped lead her badminton, track and field and volleyball teams to championship campaigns...Garnered league MVP honors after directing her club team, JCVC Extreme, to three-consecutive provincial gold medals...Led ABCI to four city championships and a trio of league crowns...Tabbed city MVP by the Star Phoenix after leading Aden Bowman to an undefeated campaign as a senior...Helped guide her juvenile provincial squad to a third-place finish in Saskatchewan in 2004...Helped lead JCVC Extreme to a perfect 20-0 season en route to winning the Junior Provincial title in 2005.

Personal
Daughter of Anne and Keith Côté...Mother, Anne, serves as the Tigers' assistant coach...Anne also coached volleyball at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute...Sister Tara was a setter/defensive specialist at UL-Lafayette...Her major is marketing management.

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