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Veronica Canto-Ponce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Jolla, Calif.

High School:
The Bishop's School

Height:
5-11

Position:
Right Side Hitter

Major:
Anthropology & Sociology

Veronica Canto-Ponce

2005: Continued to improve on an already stellar career in the Patriot League as one of the conference's top hitters...First Team All-League...listed third with 4.33 points per game in the PL...ranked fourth in the league and led Lafayette with 3.84 kills per game...her 411 kills was the third highest mark in the league while topping the Leopards by over 100...enjoyed a string of 12 matches in which she totaled at least 12 kills, including toppling the 20-kill mark twice with 22 against Lehigh (10/14) and a season-high 27 versus Loyola (10/19)...had 17 double-doubles on the season in kills and digs, including her 22-kill, 19-dig effort against Loyola (10/19)...had a stretch of four games midway through the season when she averaged 19.26 digs per match...that stint included a season-high 24 digs against Army...hit over .300 nine times...led the team averaging 0.83 blocks a game, highlighted by a season-best seven against Rider (9/28) and American (10/1)...finished the year ranked 28th in NCAA Division I with a team-high 0.54 aces per game...climbed as high as third in the nation in the second week of statistical rankings with 1.04 per contest (9/11)...two-time Patriot League Player of the Week (10/17 and 11/7)...owns Lafayette career records in kills (1,232), kills per game (3.86), service aces (186) and service aces per game (0.58).

2004: Established herself as one of the premier athletes in the Patriot League...selected All-PL second team...led the league in kills with 4.49 per game...broke her own school record with 462 kills...was third in the circuit with 0.59 aces per game...led the team with 61 aces and 63 blocks...had a stretch of 21 matches with at least 10 kills...went over 20 kills in 11 matches...led Lafayette with .220 hitting percentage...set then-career-high with 24 kills in 3-2 win over Bucknell (10/1)...had 26 kills and hit .309 against Bison in 3-2 loss (10/30)...recorded career-high with 27 kills while hitting .429 against East Stroudsburg (10/20)...also had 11 double-doubles and was credited with 246 digs...posted 22 kills, 17 digs and five aces in 3-1 win at Lehigh (10/22)...registered two double-doubles against Fairleigh Dickinson...put down 10 kills in game one win vs. American and had 22 in the match (10/15).

2003: Completed impressive freshman season as the team leader in several categories...came on strong in Patriot League play...recorded season-high 23 kills against just three attack errors in year-ending 3-1 home win over Lehigh (11/14)...put down 22 kills against East Stroudsburg (9/3)...had double-digit kills in 17 matches...closed the season with double-figure kills in final 11 matches...averaged 3.36 kills per game, ranking sixth in the conference...put down 3.84 kills per game in Patriot League play, ranking fourth in that category...posted top two service ace totals in the conference...set NCAA Division I record for aces in a three-game match with 15 aces in 3-0 win against Delaware State (9/13)...hit eight aces versus Army (11/7)...second in conference with .63 aces per game...led the squad with 359 kills and 67 aces...second with 54 total blocks...solid defensively with 250 digs, including 18 versus Army (10/11)...recorded .146 attack percentage.

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