The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team won the first set and hit .370 to start the match but eventually fell in four
The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team celebrated 2017 Senior Day with a five-set win over Gonzaga on Nov. 18, 2017
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.
11/29/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Seven Gaels Honored on WCC All-Academic Team
11/21/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Thrilling Five-Set Win Closes 2017
11/18/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Beat Gonzaga In Five
11/16/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Start Strong vs. Pilots
11/15/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Final Home Stand, Senior Day Close Out 2017
11/14/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Sign Talented, Versatile Quartet
11/11/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Push Tigers To Five Sets
11/09/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Saint Mary's Travels To Pacific
11/04/2017 - W. Volleyball
VB | Gaels Push No. 10 BYU In Utah
11/02/2017 - W. Volleyball