9 - Sarah Lark
Sarah Lark
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alma, Mich.
High School: Alma
Position: Middle Hitter

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics . . . 2009 team co-captain.

2008 Season (Junior): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Ranked fourth on team in blocks (52), tied for fourth in kills per set (1.45), and was fifth in kills (151) . . . Claimed or shared team match honors in kills twice . . . Had double-digit kills in two matches - a career-high 13 total vs. Aquinas (8/28) in season opener and 10 vs. Drury (10/17) at the Asics GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament . . . Produced nine kills and hit .529 at Lake Superior State (9/26) . . . Hit .500 or better in a match three times, including .625 (5-0-8) at Tiffin (10/11) and .571 (8-0-14) vs. Wheeling Jesuit (8/29) at the Ferris State Invitational . . . Earned Ferris State Invite All-Tourney honors as a result of hitting .268 and averaging 1.77 kills a set in four tourney matches . . . Produced three service aces each in consecutive matches at Northern Michigan (11/7) and at Michigan Tech (11/8) . . . Dished out career-high five assists against Lewis (10/18) in a Asics GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tourney outing . . . Recorded a career-best seven block assists vs. Northern Michigan (9/19) and had five vs. Drury (10/17) . . . Averaged 1.21 kills per set (76 kills) and hit .165 in in 16 GLIAC outings.

2007 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team selection . . . Her 117 kills ranked sixth among the team's offensive leaders and placed third on the squad with 46 total blocks . . . Hammered a career-high eight kills in conference matches vs. Northern Michigan (9/16) and at Saginaw Valley State (9/22) . . . Averaged 1.30 kills per game and 0.52 blocks in 17 GLIAC outings . . . Smacked seven kills in a match on three occasions - vs. Mesa State, Colo. (9/1) and Western State, Colo. (9/1) in a pair of Days Inn-Denver West Oredigger Classic matches and against Gannon (10/5) . . . Turned in a .500 attack percentage with five kills each against Glenville State, W.Va. (8/25) at the Ferris State Invitational and against nationally-ranked Hillsdale (10/12) . . . Had at least a block in 22-of-29 matches . . . Tallied a season-leading four block assists three times - vs. Northern Michigan (9/16), at Northwood (9/21), and at Lake Superior State (10/21) . . . Posted a career-high five digs against Lake Superior State (9/14).

2006 Season (Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Participated in 18 matches and received action in 27 games . . . Registered a season-high three kills on two occasions - against St. Joseph's (Ind.) in the season opener (8/24) and versus Wayne State (10/7) . . . Tallied a .429 hitting percentage (3/0/7) against Lake Superior State (10/20) . . . Produced a season-best three service aces against Midwestern State, Texas (9/2) at the Alamo City Classic Tournament . . . Claimed a season-high two digs at Michigan Tech (9/24) . . . Garnered a dig apiece versus Gannon (9/30) and against Lake Superior State (10/20) . . . Picked up two assists in a match twice - at Michigan Tech (9/24) and versus Wayne State (10/7).

High School: A 2006 graduate of Alma High . . . Earned All-Mid Michigan B Conference and all-region laurels twice . . . Third-Team Class B All-State honoree (2005-06) . . . Guided the Panthers to two district crowns under head coach Jennifer Tomanek . . . Three-time all-league pick . . . Led AHS to league championships in both the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons . . . Also participated in both basketball along with track and field . . . All-conference and all-area basketball selection . . . Qualified for the state track and field championships as a hurdler, high jumper and relay runner . . . Named all-conference and all-area in track and field . . .Took part in the Youth Advisory Court, Class Advisory Board and Chorale programs . . . Member of AHS' homecoming court.

Club Team: Was active in both USA Volleyball and developmental programs.

Personal: Daughter of Randy and Sonia Lark . . . Born 2/28/88 in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Hobbies include sports and singing in the choir . . . Father is presently the head football coach at Alma (Mich.) College and previously coached football at Ferris State from 1984-86 . . . Her uncle, Chuck Lark, played football at Central Michigan (1985-86) . . . Has two brothers . . . 2008-09 FSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee team representative . . . Majoring in recreation leadership management.

 Career Highs

 Kills - 13 vs. Aquinas, 8/28/08
 Attempts - 25 vs. Grand Valley State, 10/24/08
 Assists - 5 vs. Lewis, 10/18/08#
 Service Aces - 3, 3 times, last at Michigan Tech, 11/8/08
 Block Solos - 2, twice, last vs. Michigan Tech, 9/15/07
 Block Assists - 7 vs. Northern Michigan, 9/19/08
 Digs - 5, 3 times, last vs. Drury, 10/17/08#
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