Hansen leads Privateers

Chugiak grad was twice named Athlete of the Week at U of New Orleans


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Chugiak's Laila Hansen goes up for the spike in a match during the 2010 season. Hansen recently completed her freshman campaign for the University of New Orleans Privateers.

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Freshman Laila Hansen totaled a team-high seven kills in the University of New Orleans’ season-ending loss to West Georgia on Nov. 5 in New Orleans.

Hansen, a 2011 Chugiak grad, was one of the bright spots for the Privateers, who finished 2-22 overall and 0-14 in the Great South Conference. She was twice named the school’s Athlete of the Week and led the volleyball team in kills. She was also third on the team in digs and fourth in blocks.

The team is currently in the process of moving to the NCAA Division II level and was ineligible for postseason play this year. Next season, the Privateers will be a full member of the Great South Conference and will be a full-fledged member of Division II.

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