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Jennifer "Boo" Laird


San Luis Obispo, Calif.

High School:
Mission Prep


Outside Hitter


VB | Gaels Start Strong vs. Pilots

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team won the first set and hit .370 to start the match but eventually fell in four


VB | Saint Mary's 3, Gonzaga 2

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team celebrated 2017 Senior Day with a five-set win over Gonzaga on Nov. 18, 2017


Saint Mary's vs. No. 8 BYU

The Saint Mary's volleyball team nearly upset No. 8 BYU, narrowly falling in five sets Oct. 5, 2017, at McKeon Pavilion.

AS A FRESHMAN (2017-18)

Indoor: Appeared in 18 of the Gaels' 28 matches in her rookie season ... Made her collegiate debut on Sept. 1 versus UMBC, taking one swing and recording her first career block ... Totaled 95 kills, 43 blocks (5th on the team) and 17 digs ... Had a season-best 11 kills while hitting .435 at Pepperdine on Sept. 30 ... Totaled 10 kills versus No. 8 BYU on Oct. 5 ... Tallied multiple blocks in 11 matches, posting a season-best five blocks twice (versus LMU on Oct. 28, versus Portland on Nov. 16). 

PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Laird posted impressive numbers in multiple categories during four years of varsity volleyball at Mission Prep High School …  She totaled nearly 1,000 kills (912) in four years and had 1,091 digs earning nearly 400 kills (397) as a senior while hitting an impressive .416 in the fall of 2016 alone … Laird also served as a strong blocker with more than 200 career blocks … Her serving game was a strength as well, notching more than 25 aces each season for four straight years, totaling 142 in her career … In the fall of 2016, Laird was nominated as PAC 8 Most Valuable Player, first team all-league and first team all-county for her dominating senior campaign … In 2016, her team won a PAC 8 title and made it to the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division IV playoffs while … The Royals made the CIF Southern Section playoffs in all four years of Laird's tenure on the team.

Get To Know Jennifer "Boo" Laird

Favorite volleyball memory: Our high school had not beaten a rival high school in nine years in volleyball, and my last game against them we swept them in three.

Favorite holiday: Christmas.

What do you love most about Saint Mary's: How beautiful the campus is.

What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: The girls on the team. By far the funniest and nicest team I have ever been on.

Favorite food or meal: My dad's ribs with his homemade BBQ sauce, my mom's rice pilaf and her lemon salad with homemade croutons.

Top-3 Favorite Songs: Latch - Disclosure, You Make My Dreams Come True - Daryl Hall & John Oates, Call On Me - Starley (Ryan Riback Remix).

Favorite books: Harry Potter series, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Giver.

Favorite movies: Monsters, Inc. (I had to put it)

Personal hobbies: Play piano, cook/bake, snowboard, wakeboard, hiking/camping.

One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Take a cross-country road trip with the people you love.

Describe yourself in one word: Dependable.

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