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Lola Arslanbekova
Lola Arslanbekova


Tashkent, Uzbekistan

High School:
Secondary School #60


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Volleyball Set to Open Season with Alumnae Match

Red/Black Scrimmage will showcase 2013 squad


Bridgewater, Schimmel Highlight Award Winners at All-Sports Banquet

In addition to individual awards, the Cardinals celebrated an abundance of team accomplishments


Volleyball Set to Face Illinois in Spring Match

Cards play in Cardinal Arena on Saturday


Lola Arslanbekova Earns 2013 Academic Momentum Award

All-American Graduated in December and joined pro ranks


Volleyball Celebrates Banner Season at Awards Banquet

Cardinals, fans and families gather at PNC Club


Season in Review: Volleyball

The Cards finished 30-4 (14-1) and as OVC Champions



Louisville Volleyball v Belmont | NCAA First Round



Louisville Volleyball v Belmont (OVC Champions)



Louisville Volleyball v Marquette



Louisville Volleyball v Georgetown

2011: Lola earned AVCA All-Northeast Region honors and Third Team All-American. She was named BIG EAST Player of the Year and was one of two unanimous selections to the All-BIG EAST First Team. She had been tabbed as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year for the second straight year and one of two unanimous selections to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team. Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, she was named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Sept. 5, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 as well has being named to BIG EAST Honor Roll on Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. During the regular season, she named MVP of the Crowne Plaza Cardinal Classic and Baymont Bobcat Classic. The honors continued to roll in when she was named to All-Tournament Team at conclusion of BIG EAST/ Big Ten Challenge, marking the third straight tournament receiving all-tournament honors. She led the team with 576 kills (4.88/set) and was second on the team with 294 digs (2.49/set). She also led the team with 14 double-doubles. Fifth all-time in school history in kills, she ranked third nationally in kills per set. Versus Kansas State, she recorded her 1,000th career kill in win. She set a career-high with 30 kills against Illinois where she also had a career-high 78 attacks. Other career high came against UConn, when she hit .571, against Tennessee when she recorded five blocks and against Pitt, when she had four service aces. She shines when the spotlight is the brightest, notching her third double-double of season with 20 kills and 13 digs against Purdue followed by a career-high with 30 kills against Illinois where she also posted a double-double with 11 digs. In the NCAAs, she had 19 kills against Ball State and 10 versus Purdue.

2010: Lola repeated as an AVCA All-Northeast Region Selection and HM All-American as well as being named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and All-BIG EAST First Team. During the season, she earned All-Tournament honors at the Arizona Wildcat Classic. She lived up to expectations after being an unanimous choice for the Preseason ALL-BIG EAST Team as voted on by the coaches. During the season, she was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. An offensive threat, she had eight double/doubles on the year. She led the team with 421 kills (3.86/set) on the season. She set a new career-high with 26 kills against #24 Arizona, besting her previous best mark of 25, set twice during 2009. She finished the match against Purdue with 11 kills and 10 digs and had 12 kills against #5 Illinois during the conclusion of the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge. At the Louisville Invitational, she recorded 12 kills against Kentucky and Ohio to go along with eight against North Dakota State. She pounded down 24 kills in 43 chances for a .419 hitting percentage against Cincinnati to go along with seven digs. Just a sophomore, she reached her 300th career dig against Georgetown en route to a 22 kill and six dig performance. Against #22 Tennessee, she notched 25 kills while hitting .345, adding 15 digs in the process. She got 25 kills to go along with 10 digs during the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament before finishing with 15 kills to go along with 10 digs against Marquette during the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament. Recorded 12 kills to go along with eight digs against Cincinnati during the BIG EAST Championship and added 17 kills against Austin Peay during the BIG EAST/OVC Showdown. In the NCAAs, she had a team high 17 kills and three blocks against Middle Tennessee.

2009: Lola was named Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches of America (AVCA), Freshman of the Year of the Northeast Region by AVCA, All-Northeast Region by AVCA, BIG EAST Tournament MVP, All-BIG EAST Tournament team, BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and All-BIG EAST First team. She pounded down a career high 25 kills against Cincinnati in the BIG EAST Championship match on Nov. 22 and against Connecticut on Nov. 15. She had 24 kills against Pittsburgh on Oct. 4. She had 21 kills against Notre Dame in the BIG EAST semifinal and led the Cardinals with 15 kills in the sweep of Syracuse in the BIG EAST Tournament's opening round. Lola notched 20 kills to go along with 16 digs against Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 4. She had 16 digs against Notre Dame in the BE semifinal and notched three setting assists twice. Arslanbekova tallied four service aces against IPFW on Sept. 5 and had two solo blocks against Illinois on Sept. 18. She was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Sept. 14, Oct. 19, and became the first three-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Nov. 2. She then one-upped that mark when she was named both Rookie and Player of the Week on Nov. 16. Lola was the MVP of the Active Ankle Challenge at Ball State and was All-Tournament Team during the Cardinal Classic. High School: She played high school ball for Mikhail Kolesnikov, father of former Cardinal Tatyana Kolesnikova. Under his direction, she helped lead her team to the 17s National Championship of Uzbekistan. Personal: She is the daughter of Galina and Timur Arslanbekov. She was born August 10, 1990. Major is communication. She was married in the off season to Michael Favorites: Movie: The Hangover; TV Show: Friends, Foods: Mushrooms, potatoes and chicken. Person she'd most like to meet: Michael Jackson; Favorite author: Duma: Words that describe her: mean, funny, happy, soft-hearted; Best advice about athletics: Always push forward; If she could have a dinner with three people: Her mother, her sister and Trey Songz.

Career Highs
Kills: 30, at Illinois, Sep 17, 2011
Attacks: 78, at Illinois, Sep 17, 2011
Attack pct:  .571, UConn, Sep 25, 2011 (18-2-28)
Assists: 3, Notre Dame, Oct 09, 2010 ; at Ball State, Sep 05, 2009 ; Toledo, Sep 12, 2009
Serve aces: 4, vs Pitt]=, Nov 18, 2011 ; vs IPFW, Sep 05, 2009
Digs: 23, at Villanova, Nov 11, 2011
Blocks: 5, UT, Nov 02, 2011
Block solo: 3, UT, Nov 02, 2011
Block assist: 4, at Georgetown, Nov 08, 2009 ; at Notre Dame, Oct 11, 2009

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