1 Laryssa Welch
1 Laryssa Welch
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Castle, Ind.
High School: New Castle HS
Position: MB
Major: Accounting / Business Management
m 31
k/s 2.18
h % .261
a/s 0.13
b/s 0.71
sa/s 0.14
d/s 0.76

2017: In three seasons with the Pioneers, has accounted for 641 kills and a .243 hitting percentage, to go along with 37 service aces, 162 blocks and 179 digs.

2016: All-South Atlantic Conference Honorable Mention... Appeared in all 31 matches for the Pioneers, leading the team with 273 kills, a .265 hitting percentage and 77 blocks... Tallied 11 matches with 10 kills or more, including five consecutive matches (Oct. 15-25)... Season-high 21 kills in a 3-1 win over Augusta (Oct. 15), and registered a season-best .680 hitting percentage (18 kills-1 error-25 attacks) in a loss to Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 17)... Recorded at least one block in 28 of the Pioneers' 31 matches, including a season-best six against Montevallo (Sep. 3).

2015: Averaged 2.00 kills and 0.42 blocks per set... Accounted for 10 or more digs in six matches, including a season-best 19 in season-opener at Armstrong St. (Sep. 4)... Posted a season-best .500 hitting percentage (12-3-18) vs Lincoln Memorial (Oct. 20)... Lone service ace of the season game against Francis Marion (Oct. 9)... Tallied a season-high six blocks at Brevard (Oct. 3) and four each against Lander (Oct. 9) and Lincoln Memorial (Nov. 10)... Credited with five digs in season-finale at Lincoln Memorial.

2014: All-South Atlantic Conference Honorable Mention... South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman Team... Made an appearance in 26 matches and 87 total sets... Compiled a team-best .292 hitting percentage, which also ranked fifth in the SAC... Finished with 2.25 kills per set as a rookie, which ranked second on the team... Tallied 196 total kills and 240 points, which were both fourth-best on the team... Ranked second on the team in total blocks (49) and third in blocks per set (0.56)... Had 52 digs (0.60 digs per-set) and 18 service aces... Recorded double-figure kills on nine occasions, including a season high 19 in a five-set victory at Anderson (Sept. 19)... Also compiled a season-high .581 hitting percentage against the Trojans... Had six service aces in a victory at Mars Hill (Oct. 7), which is tied for fourth-best for a single match in TC history... Hit .464 in a victory over Mars Hill (Nov. 4) and followed it up with a .455 hitting performance in a win over Coker (Nov. 7). 
 
High School: Product of New Castle HS... Coached by Randy Gardner... Earned the Varsity Most Improved award following her junior campaign in 2012... Was a 2013 All-Area selection as a senior, and earned the 2013 Don Shondell Mental Attitude Award... Tallied 324 kills in her senior season which accounted for 2.9 kills per set... Recorded 59 total blocks, and 29 were solo... Was a member of the Munciana club team coached by Mike Lingenfelter... Named a 2013 AAU All-American.
 
PersonalFull name is Laryssa Carolyn Welch... Born Aug. 19, 1995 in New Castle, Ind... Daughter of Scott and Kim Welch... Brothers - Garrett and Gavin... Majoring in accounting and business management...  Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Dean's List... Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, kayaking and shopping... Future plans: Moving back to Indiana and working for an accounting firm in Indianapolis... Favorite class at Tusculum: Creative Writing; Favorite book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks; Favorite midnight snack: Ice Cream; Favorite musical artist: Halsey; Favorite song: "Feel" by Post Malone; Laryssa can't imagine a week without: Music; Favorite athlete: Clayton Kershaw; Most thrilling moment in sports: Nationals in Orlando in 2013; Favorite Tusculum moment: Taylor Boone's one-arm block to win the game; Advice to kids: "If you can train yourself to be mentally tough, you will be successful"; Favorite color: Purple; Favorite sport other than volleyball: Basketball and baseball; People Laryssa most admires: Her parents; Toughest player Laryssa has ever played against: Lauryn Gillis.
Recent Games
Oct 28 at Queens (N.C.) L, 3-2
Oct 31 at Lincoln Memorial L, 3-0
Nov 3 at Newberry W, 3-0
Nov 4 at Coker L, 3-0
Nov 10 Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0
Nov 14 at Carson-Newman L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 20
Sets 120 77
Kills 262 162
Kills per set 2.18 2.10
Errors 93 64
Total Attacks 647 411
Hitting Percentage .261 .238
Assists 16 10
Assists per set 0.13 0.13
Service Aces 17 11
Service Errors 17 12
Service Aces per set 0.14 0.14
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 91 52
Digs per set 0.76 0.68
Block Solo 6 4
Block Assist 79 51
Block Total 85 55
Blocks per set 0.71 0.71
Block Errors 4 4
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 324.5 202.5
Points per set 2.7 2.6
Matches started 31 20
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 vs. American Int'l W, 3-0 1 3 4 4 13 .000 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 7.5
Sep 1 vs. Saint Leo L, 3-0 1 3 4 0 14 .286 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 2 vs. Saint Anselm W, 3-2 1 5 13 3 28 .357 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 5 0 15.5
Sep 2 at Nova Southeastern L, 3-2 1 5 8 2 19 .316 1 0 1 0 8 0 4 0 4 0 10.0
Sep 8 Carson-Newman L, 3-1 1 4 6 0 16 .375 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Sep 12 Lincoln Memorial W, 3-2 1 5 10 3 22 .318 0 0 1 0 6 1 3 0 4 0 12.5
Sep 15 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0 1 3 3 2 13 .077 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 4.0
Sep 16 at Catawba W, 3-2 1 5 10 3 24 .292 2 0 0 0 6 1 6 1 7 0 14.0
Sep 19 Mars Hill W, 3-1 1 4 10 3 22 .318 0 1 1 0 2 0 5 1 5 0 13.5
Sep 22 Wingate L, 3-2 1 5 4 4 23 .000 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 6 0 8.0
Sep 23 Queens (N.C.) W, 3-2 1 5 10 3 24 .292 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 26 at Carson-Newman W, 3-2 1 5 12 7 33 .152 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 15.0
Sep 29 Newberry W, 3-0 1 3 11 5 21 .286 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Sep 30 Coker W, 3-2 1 5 19 4 36 .417 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 20.5
Oct 3 King (Tenn.) W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 10 .400 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Oct 6 at Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0 1 3 4 2 13 .154 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 13 vs. Augusta W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 12 .667 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 13 at USC Aiken L, 3-2 1 5 10 7 33 .091 1 2 1 0 4 0 5 0 5 0 14.5
Oct 14 vs. Georgia College L, 3-0 1 3 11 3 20 .400 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Oct 14 at Lander L, 3-2 1 5 13 2 30 .367 1 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Oct 17 at King (Tenn.) W, 3-1 1 4 11 2 24 .375 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Oct 20 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 14 .286 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 21 Catawba W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 15 .267 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Oct 24 at Mars Hill L, 3-1 1 4 8 3 25 .200 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 27 at #24 Wingate L, 3-0 1 3 8 3 16 .313 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 28 at Queens (N.C.) L, 3-2 1 5 7 4 27 .111 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 1 7 0 10.5
Oct 31 at Lincoln Memorial L, 3-0 1 3 9 2 19 .368 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Nov 3 at Newberry W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 17 .235 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Nov 4 at Coker L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 17 .294 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 8.0
Nov 10 Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0 1 3 3 5 14 -.143 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Nov 14 at Carson-Newman L, 3-1 1 4 13 5 33 .242 1 0 1 0 7 1 4 0 5 0 16.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 26 87 196 2.25 62 459 .292 4 0.05 18 0.21 52 0.60 3 46 49 0.56 240.0 2.8
2015-16 27 86 172 2.00 86 508 .169 3 0.03 1 0.01 34 0.40 0 36 36 0.42 191.0 2.2
2016-17 31 118 273 2.31 104 637 .265 4 0.03 18 0.15 93 0.79 8 69 77 0.65 333.5 2.8
2017-18 31 120 262 2.18 93 647 .261 16 0.13 17 0.14 91 0.76 6 79 85 0.71 324.5 2.7
Total 115 411 903 2.20 345 2251 .248 27 0.07 54 0.13 270 0.66 17 230 247 0.60 1089.0 2.6
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 31 120 262 2.18 93 647 .261 16 0.13 17 0.14 91 0.76 6 79 85 0.71 324.5 2.7
Conference 20 77 162 2.10 64 411 .238 10 0.13 11 0.14 52 0.68 4 51 55 0.71 202.5 2.6
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Home 11 43 91 2.12 33 217 .267 2 0.05 7 0.16 18 0.42 1 28 29 0.67 113.0 2.6
Away 15 60 131 2.18 50 343 .236 13 0.22 8 0.13 63 1.05 4 39 43 0.72 162.5 2.7
Neutral 5 17 40 2.35 10 87 .345 1 0.06 2 0.12 10 0.59 1 12 13 0.76 49.0 2.9
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Wins 15 59 144 2.44 47 315 .308 7 0.12 9 0.15 34 0.58 3 43 46 0.78 177.5 3.0
Losses 16 61 118 1.93 46 332 .217 9 0.15 8 0.13 57 0.93 3 36 39 0.64 147.0 2.4
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September 14 60 124 2.07 43 308 .263 6 0.10 8 0.13 39 0.65 4 47 51 0.85 159.5 2.7
October 13 47 107 2.28 34 258 .283 9 0.19 7 0.15 39 0.83 0 25 25 0.53 126.5 2.7
November 4 13 31 2.38 16 81 .185 1 0.08 2 0.15 13 1.00 2 7 9 0.69 38.5 3.0