Jody Carlson begins her senior year at LMU...possesses an excellent serve...an outside hitter that can play either the left or right side...has already stepped up her play from last season...should be a force...also controls the ball very well...a fearless defender, blocks extremely well... will look to solidify her position in the starting line-up.
Played in seven of the team's 33 matches... had a season-high six digs against CSUN in first round of NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5... posted kills against Pepperdine on Nov. 8 and Portland on Nov. 15.
Appeared in 81 games, averaging 1.75 kills per game...totaled 44 kills in the final three matches of the year, including a season-high 20 versus No. 11 Santa Clara on Nov. 16...also had a season-high 38 attempts against the Broncos...had at least one block in the final 11 matches she played, including five in the season-finale against Saint Mary's on Nov. 22...also had five blocks at San Diego State (Sept. 25)...had seven kills in the first two matches of the year against Bradley and Oklahoma (Aug. 30-31)...recorded four assists and three digs, along with six kills versus Boston College (Sept. 13).
Played in all 25 matches for LMU, starting 18...totalled a career-high 10 kills in a 3-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 30), posting a .348 attack percentage ...also had her first collegiate double-double versus Fullerton with a career-high 15 digs...provided 128 kills on the season, 1.56 per game...had 11 digs in two of the first three matches of the season, during victories over Oral Roberts (Aug. 31) and Clemson (Sept. 2)...reached double-figure dig totals six times...was third on the team in both total blocks (41) and block assists (39)...was second on the team with 23 service aces...issued at least one service ace in eight consecutive matches from Sept. 22 to Oct. 19...had at least 10 attack attempts in the final 16 matches of the season, including a career-high 40 versus San Francisco (Oct. 13)...came up with at least one block in 15 of the final 16 matches of the season, including 11 during a three-match stretch versus Pepperdine, Santa Clara and San Francisco (Oct. 6-13).
Carlson is a 2001 graduate of Irvine High School in Irvine, CA...a two sport athlete, earned four varsity letters in basketball and three in volleyball...captained both teams as a senior...was a four-time all-city and all-league pick in basketball...was named second team All-CIF in both sports as a senior...was a three-time all-city and all-league volleyball selection...garnered Irvine High School's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and was named Sea View League's Female Athlete of the Year during her final volleyball season...prep volleyball coach was Mark Mednick.
Jody Jean Carlson was born in Westminster, CA on Sept. 20, 1982...the daughter of Laurence and Jean Carlson...has three brothers, Mac, Luke and Clay...names pizza as her favorite food...enjoys going to the beach in her spare time...was also recruited by New Mexico State and San Francisco...a liberal studies major, with plans of becoming a teacher.