Women's Volleyball

Laura Gustorf
Sophomore • OH • 5-11
Stockton, CA (St. Mary's HS)

Briefly: Laura Gustorf begins her second year at LMU...the sister of LMU middle blocker, Allison...an explosive left-handed attacker with excellent ball control...a very aggressive athlete on the court...a mentally and physically strong player who started much of the season last year...will be one of many battling for a starting spot.

At LMU: Gustorf enters her second season in the Lions' program...1999...played in all 31 matches and 108 games...second on the team with 278 digs on the year...that total ranks her fifth all-time among freshman in digs...had a season-best 20 digs against Texas-El Paso (Sep. 18), a team match-high for the season...finished fourth on the team with 17 service aces...pounded out 183 kills for a 1.69 kill per game average...stuffed Pepperdine with five solo blocks on October 9, an individual season high...also set a personal-best six total blocks during that match...best kill performance came on September 4 with 14 against George Washington...twice had double digit kills and digs, September 17 against New Mexico (10 kills, 17 digs) and again on September 18 against Texas Tech (11 kills, 11 digs).

High School: Gustorf is a 1999 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Stockton, CA...a two-sport athlete, she lettered three years in both basketball and volleyball...served as volleyball team captain in her senior season...a three-time first-team All-SJAA selection...was voted Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete as a sophomore, junior and senior...led her team to the state finals in 1996...a CIF Scholar-Athlete in both volleyball and basketball...prep volleyball coach was Dodd Pinkham.

Personal: Laura Gustorf was born in Stockton, CA on February 1, 1981...the daughter of Jon and Patricia Gustorf...she has one brother, Kevin, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Allison...her brother, Kevin, was a '98 LMU graduate and four-year baseball player...her sister, Elizabeth, ran cross country for four seasons at Gonzaga...currently, her sister, Allison, is a senior in the LMU volleyball program...spent her summer helping with a high school summer school program...names bagels as her favorite foods...was also recruited by Gonzaga, Virginia and San Jose State...a business administration major.


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