Laura Thole
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    Laura Thole

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Rose, Ill.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Outside Hitter


    05/08/2014

    Justin Ingram signs three-year contract extension at Southern Illinois

    Ingram has helped guide the Saluki volleyball team to a 41-22 (.651) record in just two years in Carbondale.

    12/03/2012

    Volleyball 2012 Season in Review

    Salukis record their most successful season in ten years.

    11/26/2012

    Saluki Diary- Rachael Brown

    A look inside the Salukis trip to the MVC tournament

    11/22/2012

    Five Salukis earn All-Conference honors

    Mayes and Thole named First Team All-Conference, Pippen named All-Freshman

    11/20/2012

    Salukis open MVC Tournament Thursday

    No. 4 Volleyball opens MVC Tournament against No. 5 Illinois State

    11/10/2012

    Volleyball vs. Bradley

    Volleyball vs. Bradley

    11/09/2012

    Volleybal vs. UNI

    Volleybal vs. UNI

    10/20/2012

    Volleyball vs. Missouri State

    Volleyball vs. Missouri State

    09/14/2012

    Volleyball vs. Indiana State

    Volleyball vs. Indiana State

    09/08/2012

    Volleyball vs. UALR (Saluki Invitational)

    Volleyball vs. UALR (Saluki Invitational)

    Laura Thole

    2012
    • First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
    • Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 111 matches and started 30 matches as a senior • Tallied 405 kills to average 3.65 kills per set to lead the Missouri Valley Conference • Tallied 1,212 attempts to rank second all-time in attempts in a season • Ranked second on the team in digs totaling 256 to average 2.31 per set • Recorded a career high hitting percentage of .567 against Austin Peay (Aug. 25) • Posted double-digit kills in 27 matches including nine double-doubles • Recorded 2,721 career attempts to place 10th in program history.

    2011
    • Mississippi State Maroon Classic All-Tournament Team
    • Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic MVP
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team

    Game-By-Game Stats
    One of four players to play in every set of all 27 matches • led the team and ranked fourth in the MVC in kills with 346 for an average of 3.26 per set • posted double-digit kill totals in 19 matches • posted a career-best 20 kills at Drake (Oct. 22) • ranked second on the team in digs with 316 for an average of 2.98 per set • posted double-digit dig totals in 17 matches • posted a career-best 22 digs twice, against Green Bay (Sept. 10) and at Creighton (Sept. 24) • led the team in double-doubles (all in kills and digs) with 16 • ranked third on the team in blocking with 50 total blocks on seven solos and 43 assists • posted a career-best seven blocks (all assists) against UT Martin (Aug. 27) • ranked third on the team in assists with 42.

    2010
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 25 matches, starting seven as a sophomore • saw action in 66 sets • recorded a career-best four assists at Bradley (Oct. 1) • her three kills, seven digs and one huge solo block led the Salukis to a 3-0 sweep of UT Martin Sept. 14 in their final non-conference match of the season.

    2009
    Game-By-Game Stats
    As a freshman, played in 29 matches starting 17 • saw action in 101 sets • averaged 0.87 kills, 1.83 digs and 0.21 blocks per set • recorded a career-best 12 kills against Indiana State (Oct. 3) and 16 digs at SEMO (Oct. 20).

    High School
    A four-year varsity team member at Mater Dei High School • a four-time All-Area pick • named to four all-tournament teams during high school career • named the Belleville News Democrat Player of the Year and team Most Valuable Player as a senior, leading her team to a third-place finish at state • a three-time all-tournament team selection at the Junior Olympics with Southwestern Illinois club team • also a two-time letterwinner in both softball and basketball.

    Personal
    Club Team • Southwestern Illinois
    Full name is Laura Jean Thole • major is speech communication • born on August 31,1991 in Breese, Ill. • has one brother, Kyle • daughter of Kenny and Diane Thole.

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