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Petra Lorenzi
Petra Lorenzi

Hometown:
Crescent City, Calif.

High School:
Del Norte

Height:
5-9

Position:
S

Experience:
3L


Lorenzi's Career Statistics
Lorenzi's 2007 Match-by-Match Statistics
Lorenzi's 2008 Match-by-Match Statistics

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS: Ends her time at South Carolina standing 10th on the Gamecocks' career assist charts with 1,248.

2008 (SENIOR): Played a defensive role primarily, starting 10 matches and playing in 23...Saw time in 76 sets...Had 143 digs for a 1.88 digs-per-set average...Had double-digit digs in three of four contests in which she played in one stretch, at Rhode Island (9/5), against Clemson (9/12) and versus LSU (9/19)...Compiled a season-best 14 in the match at LSU (10/26)...Started the final three matches and rarely came off the court in the wins over Alabama and Mississippi State and against No. 14 Florida (11/21-26)...Had 11 digs against the Crimson Tide...Got two kills and a season-best seven assists in the sweep of the Bulldogs...Had 13 digs, six assists, two blocks and a kill against the Gators.

2007 (JUNIOR): Enters the season 10th on the all-time assist chart and 11th on the assist-per-game list...Started 15 matches and played in all 29...Ranked second on the squad with 6.10 assists per game...Stood sixth with 1.89 digs per game...Led the team in set assists on 14 occasions...Had seven double-doubles on the year, third most on the squad...Completed her best match of the season at Tennessee (11/11), dishing out 50 assists while tying a season high with 14 digs...Also had a double-double with 26 assists and 14 digs in the win over LSU (10/28)...Compiled 45 assists and 21 digs at Georgia (10/19)...Also had a season-best three aces against the Bulldogs...Tallied 29 assists and 11 digs in the victory over Arkansas (11/2)...Finished the season with 19 consecutive double-digit assist contests...Collected three kills, 33 assists, eight digs and her lone block of the season in the 3-0 sweep at Auburn (10/21)...Just missed a double-double with 36 assists and nine digs in the victory over the Lady Vols (10/5)...Got her first double-double at Alabama (11/18) with 28 assists and 10 digs.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 20 matches and made four appearances in a starting role...Became a key contributor for South Carolina when starting setter Iris Santos was sidelined for the final nine matches for medical reasons...Made 200 assists on the year to push her career total over 500 and become one of 10 Gamecocks in school history to do so...Had the second-best serving percentage on the team by missing just four on 86 attempts for a 95.3 percent figure...Reached double digits in the assists category eight times...Her highest total of the year was 49 at Arkansas (9/24)...Lorenzi came in for Santos after she suffered a sprained ankle midway through the first game...Had 10 or more defensive saves twice...Notched two double-doubles that came in consecutive matches with LSU (10/29) and Mississippi State (11/3)...Posted 22 assists and 13 digs on the Tigers before putting up 12 helpers and 10 digs versus the Bulldogs...Played in all three games against Loyola (Md.) in her first appearance of the season on Aug. 26 and made 19 assists...Recorded at least 10 assists in six consecutive contests beginning Oct. 27 when the Gamecocks hosted Arkansas...Assisted on 23 kills versus the Lady Razorbacks, her second-highest total of the season...After her two double-doubles against LSU and MSU, Lorenzi piled up 16, 10 and 19 assists against Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee (11/5-12)...Used primarily in the back row in South Carolina's last three contests.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Had 387 assists on the season as South Carolina's No. 2 setter...Fell one dig shy of the century mark...Played in 24 of the Gamecocks' 27 matches and 77-of-100 games...Reached double figures in the assists category 15 times...Did likewise in digs twice...Had a pair of double-doubles that came in consecutive matches...Her assists per game average was 5.03...Received her first dose of significant playing time at setter against Mercer (9/3) when she notched 16 helpers...Assisted on at least 10 kills in 12 consecutive matches beginning with Arkansas (9/25) and ending versus Tennessee (11/9)...Posted a career-high 52 assists in the Georgia contest (10/30)...Had a double-double against the Bulldogs as well by adding 10 digs...Tallied a career mark for total blocks versus Georgia with three...Got the first double-double of her career two days earlier with 28 assists and a dozen digs versus Florida (10/28)...In the first match-up of the year with Tennessee (10/26), Lorenzi had 41 assists and fell one dig short of a double-double...Helped the Gamecocks to a 3-1 victory over Auburn (10/16) thanks to 38 assists...Gave South Carolina 36 assists against Kentucky (11/4)...Her first 20-assist effort of the year came in South Carolina's first meeting with Alabama (10/14) with 21...Her season-high in kills was two coming against Kentucky and Tennessee (10/23-26).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Del Norte High School in Crescent City, Calif....Was coached by her mother, Deborah...Was a three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball...A four-time all-conference selection in volleyball and softball...Named the 2003 and 2004 conference MVP in volleyball...Was her team's 2004 MVP in softball...Awarded a CIF-NCA Scholastic Scholar Athlete Award all four years of high school...Was a member of four league-champion volleyball teams...Helped lead her softball team to its first-ever conference championship...Was Del Norte's volleyball captain for two years.

PERSONAL: A public relations major who is minoring in political science...Full name is Petra Lorenzi...Parents are Pablo and Deborah Lorenzi...Her birthday is Sept. 17, 1986...Has one younger brother, Brandon, and her older brother is Nathan.

LORENZI'S CAREER HIGHS
Kills:
2, twice, last Tennessee (10/26/05)
Attacks: 7, Georgia (10/30/05)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): N/A
Assists: 52, Georgia (10/30/05)
Service Aces: 3, Georgia (10/19/07)
Digs: 14, twice, last Tennessee (11/11/07)
Block Solos: 2, Alabama (10/14/05)
Block Assists: 3, Georgia (10/30/05)
Total Blocks: 3, Georgia (10/30/05)