Cara Cunningham

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  • Cara
  • Cunningham

  • Position
    Middle Blocker
  • Class
    Senior
  • Height
    6' 4
  • High School/Other
    Robinson/Villanova
  • Club Team
    Virginia Elite
  • Hometown
    Fairfax, Va.
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Attack Serve Block
YearSPMP-MSKETAPct.KPSAstSASEDigBSBABEBHEPTS
20159030-238239185.2320.911193130775133135.5
201610229-2712749287.2721.2572445481789114212.5
201710030-2913250333.2461.32481621126990186.5
Career29289-79341138805.2521.172241929936233337534.5

Updated: November 14, 2017

2017: Has played in 26 matches, drawing 25 starts ... Posted a Virginia Tech career-high 12 kills against South Dakota State while hitting .500 ... Also tallied four service aces against the Jackrabbits ... Recorded five blocks at the net versus Milwaukee ... Posted five kills with a .364 clip and four blocks in a win over Arkansas State ... Followed it up with a three-kill, five-block performance against SMU ... Out of the nine matches this season, she has had the team high in blocks in five matches ... Racked up five kills, two blocks and a dig against Radford in the home opener ... Logged six kills and three blocks against Miami … Tallied six kills against Florida State ... Recorded seven kills and three blocks in the win over Virginia ... Registered three kills and two blocks at Pitt ... Racked up seven kills against Louisville ... Had four kills and three blocks against NC State ... Posted two blocks against both Wake Forest and Duke ... Tied her season high with five blocks in the match against Boston College ... Recorded four kills and two blocks against Georgia Tech … Had another five kills and three blocks against Clemson, while adding two service aces - her first since opening weekend ... Recorded six kills on 17 errorless swings against Notre Dame, her first time this season completing a match with no errors, and added four blocks … Tallied five kills and three blocks against Louisville.

2016: Played in 29 matches with 27 starts at middle blocker … Hit .272 with 1.04 blocks per set and 24 service aces … Led the Hokies with 24 service aces and 106 total blocks … Collected 17 solo blocks and 89 block assists … Set career-highs in all major offensive and defensive categories … Hit over .400 in nine matches … Had two or more service aces six times … Tallied 5+ blocks 11 times … Turned in a career-best 11 blocks vs. Ole Miss (9/9) … Her 11 block outing tied for the sixth most in a single match in program history … Set career-highs with nine kills and four service aces in the Hokies’ 3-2 win over Temple (9/2) … Registered five digs, a season-high, with five blocks and five kills at Duke (10/9) … Hit .353 (8-2-17) with two digs, a service ace and five blocks at Florida State (10/14).

2015: Started in 23 of 30 matches played … Collected 83 total blocks, second-most for the Hokies … Tallied 83 kills and nine aces … Made debut as a Hokie against East Tennessee State … Posted a season-high seven blocks versus Liberty … Registered seven kills against both Northern Arizona and Boston College … Collected two solo blocks at Duke … Tallied four kills with four blocks at No. 19 Michigan State … Attacked at a .545 clip with seven kills versus Boston College … Registered six kills against both LIU Brooklyn and Bowling Green.

2014 (Villanova): One of the best freshmen and one of the best at her position in the BIG EAST ... Posted a team high 128 blocks to tie the program's single-season fourth place record which included 13 solo blocks ... Set a new program record for block assists with 115, blowing the previous record of 97 out of the water ... Also holds the fourth highest blocks/set record in a single-season for the program averaging 1.17 ... Posted 14 kills against DePaul and seven block assists against Georgetown ... Posted team season high attack percentage of .632 against DePaul with 14 kills on on 19 attempts with only two errors ... Hold team's single season blocks record posting eight against Georgeotwn ... Other stats include three assists, five service aces and 22 digs.

High School: Earned three varsity letters at Robinson Secontary School ... Honored as the 2013 Concorde Conference MVP, first team all-region, second team all-state, honorable mention all-met, and a member of the Prepvolleyball.com "Senior Aces" list ... Ranked first in blocking within the D.C.-Metro area ... Played club volleyball for Virginia Elite while placing fifth in the Big South Qualifier ... Graduated with a 4.6 GPA during her senior year.

Personal: Cara Aileen Cunningham ... Daughter of Linda and Rob Cunningham ... Sister of Kristen and Cliff ... Majoring in business management ... Sister played volleyball for Kentucky and Virginia Tech, professionally in Germany, and currently for PVL Chesapeake Tide professional team ... Father played basketball for Texas ... Mother was an H.S. all-American diver for Pitt and Texas ... Grandmother was a member of the Danish Olympic swim team and is currently a Senior Games national champion ... Grandfather, Bob Cunningham, was the starting guard for the 1957 NCAA national championship North Carolina basketball team in their triple-overtime victory over Kansas ... Uncle was drafted by the New York Mets after high school ... Cousins play basketball for James Madison and Holy Cross ... Born on August 8, 1996.