Cal Volleyball BIO
Lara Vukasovic
Player Profile:
Lara Vukasovic 1250352
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
High School: XVIII Gymnasium
Experience: 3 Letters

As a Junior (2014):

•Named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

•Averaged 1.76 kills and 0.73 blocks per set while playing all three front row positions

•Had a season-high seven blocks in a three-set win at Washington State

•Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

As a Sophomore (2013):

•One of only five players in the Pac-12 to rank in the top-10 in hitting percentage (8th, .346) and blocks per set (10th, 1.15)

•Had a career-high 10 blocks against Oregon

•Ranked third on the team with 2.55 kills per set

•Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

•Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Bluejay Invitational and Hilton Garden Inn Invitational

As a Freshman (2012):

•Emerged as one of Cal's most versatile players, logging time at both outside hitter and opposite while playing both the front and back row at times

•Started seven matches at opposite and seven at outside hitter, playing in 27 matches and 70 sets

•Averaged 1.80 kills per set

•Came off the bench to spark the Bears' five-set come-from-behind win over Utah on Nov. 19, registering a career-high 12 kills in three sets of action

•Had 10 kills and five blocks in a win over Northern Arizona in the championship match of the Cal Molten Classic

High School/Club Ball:

•Took first place at the Middle European Volleyball Zonal Association and third at the tournament of Alpe Adria in Pordenone

•Won the Five Cities Tournament in Budapest in 2009 and Vienna in 2010

•Finished third at the Trophy of Belgrade in 2010 and 2011

•Won the Trophy of Zagreb in 2010 and 2011

•As a cadet with her club, HAOK Mladost, won three national championships in a row (2009-11)


•Born in the south of France and speaks French and Croatian

•Mother, Lada Snajder, played volleyball in the first league of HAOK Mladost

•Father, Boris Vukasovic, was a basketball player at KK Monting and was on the junior national team of the former Yugoslavia

•One of three Cal volleyball players to hail from Croatia, joining former All-Americans Mia Jerkov and Hana Cutura

•Majoring in Conservation and Resource Studies

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