2 - Kristin Lutes|
|Previous School:||Kentlake HS|
Named the Big Sky Conference’s Libero of the Year for the third time of her career...also named honorable mention all-Pacific Region...one of just four non Pac-10 student-athletes named all-Pacific Region...a second team all-Big Sky selection for the second straight season...averaged a Big Sky best 6.24 digs per game, a mark which also ranked 10th in the nation...her digs per game went up every season of her career, from 3.98 in 2003, 4.93 in 2004, 5.66 in 2005, and 6.24 in 2006...owner of the Big Sky single season (768) and career record (2,355) for digs...also the Sacramento State record holder in both categories...in fact, she owns the Big Sky’s top two single-season marks for digs, with her 2005 total of 707 ranking second...had at least 11 digs in every match during the year, including a career-high tying 36 vs. San Francisco...her 30 digs at Montana State were one shy of the school record for a three-game match...named Big Sky Player of the Week on Sept. 4...also selected to the all-tournament team at the Sacramento State Invitational...had 22 matches with at least 20 digs.
Named the Big Sky Conference’s Libero of the Year for the second time...also named second team all-Big Sky after averaging a conference-best 5.66 digs per game...the 5.66 dpg were also the 14th-best mark in the nation...tallied at least 11 digs in every match during the season...finished with 707 digs, which easily surpassed the previous Hornet single-season record of 619 digs...has 30 matches with at least 15 digs, which ranked as the top mark in the Big Sky...named Big Sky all-tournament after averaging 8.57 digs per game during the tournament...named MVP of the Sacramento State Invitational after registering 6.27 digs per game and helping lead the Hornets to a perfect 3-0 record...had a season-best 33 digs at Rice, and posted 31 digs in the Big Sky Tourney championship match against Eastern Washington.
Appeared in 23 matches as the Hornets’ libero...missed 10 matches (Oct. 16-Nov. 13) with a broken knuckle in her hand...returned to action at the Big Sky Tournament and averaged 5.29 digs per game over two matches...averaged a team-best 4.93 digs per game during the season, including a career-high 36 digs vs. Saint Mary’s in the NCAA Tournament...the 36 digs tied for the fifth most in Hornet Div. I history (1991-pres.)...against Big Sky competition, she tallied 5.30 digs per game...had 29 digs in just three games in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals...had at least 20 digs in a match on seven occasions.
Appeared in 34 matches as the team’s libero...had a conference-best 3.98 digs per game and was named the Big Sky’s Libero of the Year...also named MVP of the Panther Invitational...against Big Sky competition, she led the conference with 4.36 digs per game...posted a season-high 31 digs at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the most by a Hornet since the 1999 season...posted double figures in digs in all but three matches...including a Big Sky-best five 20-plus dig matches...her lowest amount of digs all season were seven in a win over Idaho State (Oct. 18)...had double digits in digs in each of the Hornets’ last 11 matches of the season, including a team-best tying 14 against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament...named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team.
A 2003 graduate of Kentlake High School in Kent, Wash...a three-year starter for the volleyball team as an outside hitter and defensive specialist...during her three seasons (2000-02), Kentlake combined to go 118-5 while winning three South Puget Sound League championships and three 4A state titles...including a Washington-state record 91-match winning streak...the Falcons posted records of 36-4 (2000), 40-0 (2001) and 42-1 (2002)...the 2002 squad was ranked sixth in the nation...named all-league during each of her three seasons...as a senior, she was named second team all-state, first team all-league, team co-captain and team MVP while being named all-area by three publications...set numerous Kentlake HS single-match, season and career records.
Born July 27, 1985...parents are Dave and Linda Lutes...a communication studies major with a 3.09 gpa...spent seven years with the Kent Juniors Volleyball Club (1997-03)...that team won four-straight Puget Sound Region titles and qualified for Junior Nationals in 2003...seven of her teammates went on to play Div. I volleyball including Courtney Thompson (Washington), Brittney Cahoon (Oregon State) and Stevie Mussie (Pacific/Washington).