Lainey Gera
Lainey Gera

Player Profile

San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Archbishop Mitty HS




Gera was named All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention after leading the Bruins and all league players with 4.92 digs per set ... her 566 digs were the fourth-best, single-season total at UCLA and her 4.92 dps were the second-best total ... enters the 2011 campaign third in Bruin history in digs with 1,394 ... produced 26 matches with double figures in digs, 12 with at least 20 and a pair with at least 30 digs ... recorded a career-high 32 digs and tied a personal best with seven assists at Arizona on Oct. 15 ... posted 31 digs at Oregon on Nov. 19 ... had double figures in digs in each of the last nine matches of the season and at least 20 in five in a row from Nov. 12-26 ... was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Nov. 15 after totaling 28 digs against Arizona State (Nov. 12) and 27 versus Arizona (Nov. 13) ... the 28 digs against ASU tied a school record for digs in a three-set match ... notched 29 digs at Arizona State (Oct. 16), 28 against USC (Nov. 26), 26 at Oregon State (Nov. 21), 25 against Stanford (Oct. 9), 24 at UC Irvine (Sept. 18), 23 at Hawai'i (Aug. 29), 22 at USC (Sept. 24) and 20 versus Washington (Oct. 29) ... recorded three aces against San Diego on Aug. 28 and two apiece in back-to-back matches with Washington (Oct. 29) and Washington State (Oct. 31) ... tied a career high with seven assists in the NCAA First Round match against American on Dec. 3 and tallied five in three other contests ... posted a kill at Oregon State.

Produced the second-best, single-season UCLA totals in digs (594) and third-best total in digs per set (4.91) ... named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team, ranking third in the league in dps ... played in all 121 sets over 33 matches and had double figures in digs in 29 of them ... had 15 contests with 20 digs or more ... posted a season-best 30 digs in the NCAA Second Round match against Baylor on Dec. 5, tying a personal-high with seven assists ... notched 20-plus digs in five straight matches from Oct. 30 to Nov. 14 ... had 28 at Stanford (Oct. 31), 26 against Washington State (Nov. 13), 23 at USC (Nov. 6), 22 versus Washington (Nov. 14) and 20 at California (Oct. 30) ... tallied double figures in digs in each of the last 13 contests of the season, as well as 20 of the last 21 ... had 28 digs at Washington (Oct. 16), 25 at Nebraska (Sept. 13), 23 against USC (Oct. 9) and Arizona State (Nov. 28), 22 versus BYU (Sept. 10), Stanford (Oct. 2) and Oregon (Oct. 23) and 21 at Arizona (Sept. 26) and Oregon (Nov. 21) ... led the Bruins in digs 28 times ... was second on the squad with 28 service aces ... had at least one ace in 19 matches and one in seven straight contests from Oct. 3-30 ... tied a career high with three aces at Pepperdine on Sept. 16 and produced a pair in seven other contests ... equaled a career-best with seven assists at Hawai'i (Aug. 30) and at Stanford ... posted kills against Fordham (Sept. 19), Oregon State (Oct. 24) and at Stanford.

Was fourth on the team in digs per set at 1.97 and tied for fourth with 17 aces ... appeared in 33 matches over 119 sets, making 11 starts ... had six double-figure digs contests, racking up a season-best 19 digs at Stanford on Nov. 22 ... had 17 digs in her next match against Pepperdine on Nov. 25 ... posted at least five digs in her last 15 contests of the season ... had back-to-back matches with 13 digs at Hawai'i (Aug. 31) and a team-best 12 at UC Riverside on Sept. 3 ... recorded a pair of 11-dig matches against Washington (Oct. 10 and Nov. 9) ... had three more matches with nine digs ... served a season-high three aces at California on Nov. 21 and had a pair of aces in three more matches ... had four assists at Northwestern on Sept. 20 ... notched her first career kill against Washington State on Oct. 11 and also had kills against Arizona State (Oct. 18) and Arizona (Nov. 15).

Gera was a three-year letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. ... named a 2007 AVCA High School All-American ... also earned first-team All-Central Coast Section, first-team All-Northern California Section and first-team All-West Coast Athletic League honors ... helped the Monarchs to three Northern California titles, three Central Coast Section championships and three West Coast Athletic League titles ... Mitty was also a three-time State runner-up or finalist ... coached by Brett Almazan-Cezar ... played club with Vision Volleyball Club.

Born Lainey Morgan Gera on April 4, 1990 in Los Gatos, Calif. ... parents are Linda and Stephen Gera ... has two older sisters, Lisa and Lacey ... what she likes the most about volleyball is the team aspect ... favorites include actress Rachel McAdams, the Boston Red Sox, the San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum and eating potatoes and cheese ... chose UCLA because of the thrill of having the opportunity to be a part of the athletic program ... hobbies include going to the beach ... favorite academic class is contemporary american issues ... majoring in women's studies with plans on a career in sports marketing.

Lainey Gera's Career Statistics


Lainey Gera's Match Highs

KILLS1, Seven Times (last at Oregon State, 11/21/10)
ASSISTS7, Five Times (last vs. American, 12/3/10)
SERVICE ACES3, at California (11/21/08)
3, at Pepperdine (9/16/09)
3, vs. San Diego (8/28/10)
DIGS32, at Arizona (10/15/10)
POINTS3, at California (11/21/08)
3, at Pepperdine (9/16/09)
3, vs. San Diego (8/28/10)