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Lane Carico

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Lane Carico

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1990
Height: 5-10
Resides: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
College: Miami / Georgia State
View Lane’s full results at BVBInfo.com

MOST NOTABLE

  • 2013 AVP Newcomer of the Year
  • Earned three gold, two silver and one bronze on the 2013 NORCECA Circuit
  • Finished fifth in three AVP events in 2013 with partner Heather Hughes

DID YOU KNOW

  • “Winning an AVP award was a great feeling because it signified to me that I am making progress in the pursuit of my goals,” Carico told The Beach Reporter. “It actually motivates me to achieve my goals because I don’t want to be the best newcomer on the domestic tour, I want to be the best on the domestic tour and someday the best in the world.”
  • Two-time AVCA All-American, 2011 ACC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the University of Miami indoor program; finished her four years as the university’s all-time leader in kills (1,698) and points (1,915.5) and was the first player at Miami to register 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
  • One of 10 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in 2011, which honors seniors who excel in the community, classroom, character and competition.
  • 2012 AVCA All-American for the Georgia State sand program as a graduate student in her fifth year of eligibility
  • Has participated in several USAV High Performance programs, including the Beach Elite Development team and the U26 team
  • Member of the Under-19 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Poland and the 2013 World University Games
  • Earned a degree in Exercise Physiology at Miami, was a four-time Dean’s List honoree (3.5 GPA)
  • Participated in Habitat for Humanity; Dig Pink, a breast cancer awareness event; and Women and Girls in Sport Day.
  • Led Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) to a perfect 37-0 record and to the school's fourth-straight championship in 2007
  • Enjoys hiking and camping, reggae and classic rock … “I absolutely love the ocean … It’s like you have nothing to worry about if you’re in the water or at the beach.”
  • Family has a small beach court in front of their home in Manhattan Beach.

THE BIG BLURB
Can Lane become an Olympian? Three-time Olympian Holly McPeak thinks so, if not Rio, then by Tokyo in 2020. “Absolutely. She has stood out from the beginning for me. She’s really quick defensively, has really good instincts and is awesome offensively. She can hammer it and has good range. I like her attitude. She wants it, and she doesn’t make excuses for stuff. She’s hungry.”

THE QUOTE
“I absolutely admired and loved the sport as a kid growing up in Manhattan Beach,” Carico told The Beach Reporter. “If anybody would have asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up while I was in junior high or high school, I would have said a professional beach volleyball player. It blows my mind that this has come true.”

RELATED LINKS
Video: AVP ‘Rising Stars’ interview at the 2013 Manhattan Beach Open


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