Women's Volleyball

Volleyball player Gabi Lau signs with Western New Mexico

Volleyball player Gabi Lau signs with Western New Mexico

The Irvine Valley women's volleyball team had a signing day for its five sophomore standouts that are headed to four-year programs last week.

Taira Ka'awaloa (Hawaii Hilo), Gabi Lau (Western New Mexico), Olivia Aguilar (Cal State San Marcos), Diamond Brogan (Cumberland) and Megan Ramseyer (Butler) will all be featured in releases this week.

The Lasers went 27-0 and won the second state title in IVC program history last fall.

Lau, a sophomore libero, signed with NCAA Division II Western New Mexico.

Lau was named first team all-Orange Empire Conference last fall for IVC. She led the Lasers and was 13th in the conference in digs per set at 2.96 during the regular season and picked that number up even more in the postseason for Irvine Valley.

After IVC's run through the state tournament, Lau ended the year with a digs per set average of 3.55.

In the state tournament, Lau had 24 digs in IVC's sweep of Folsom Lake, 27 digs in the Lasers' five-set win over Canyons and then 30 digs in the squad's four-set, championship win over San Joaquin Delta. It was the most by any player in the state tourney since 2009.

Lau topped double-digit dig matches in 17 of Irvine Valley's 27 matches.

She was also third on the team on the year in aces with 31.

Lau, originally from Hawai'i, played at Linfield College before transferring to IVC before this past season. She is also playing beach volleyball with Irvine Valley this spring.

Signing photo gallery

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