Current Hornet Volleyball Hall of Fame (pdf)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Hornets Lindsay Haupt, Kristin Lutes and Carissa Buie will each be inducted into the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 20, on campus.
The event will be held inside the Redwood Room at Sacramento State’s University Union at a time still to be determined. A link for registration to the event will be available soon. The day will begin with the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m., and will be followed later in the day by the Hall of Fame banquet.
There are currently 20 players in the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame, and that number will increase to 23 with the three inductions.
The three players, who played between 1995-2007, combined for 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, 10 Big Sky Tournament championships, and seven Big Sky regular season titles. Haupt was a two-time Big Sky MVP and two-time Big Sky Tournament MVP, Lutes was a three-time Big Sky Libero of the Year, and Buie was a two-time first team all-league selection.
To be eligible for the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame, a player must have finished their athletic eligibility as a Hornet, graduated, and made a significant contribution to the program during their tenure.
Middle blocker who played from 2004-07…four-year starter who played in 138 matches, 453 sets, and started 121 times…during her four seasons, the Hornets were a combined 110-31 overall and 52-8 in league with four NCAA Tournament appearances, four Big Sky Tournament championships, and three Big Sky regular season titles…two-time Big Sky MVP (2005, 2007), two-time Big Sky Tournament MVP (2005, 2006), three-time first team all-conference, and three-time Big Sky all-tournament…four-time Big Sky all-academic selection and seven-time conference player of the week…also named Big Sky Freshman of the Year in 2004…became the second player in Big Sky history to win an individual conference award three times (two MVPs, one Freshman of the Year)…finished her career with averages of 3.00 kills and 1.36 blocks per set while hitting .332…had 1,359 career kills, the most ever by a Sacramento State middle blocker…616 total blocks are second in program history…among Hornet career leaders, she also ranks fourth in matches played, fifth in hitting percentage and blocks per set, sixth in points (1,732.5) and ninth in kills…graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.
Libero who played for the Hornets from 2003-06…four-year starter who played in 129 matches and 450 sets…during her four seasons, Hornets were a combined 104-35 overall and 51-7 in league with four NCAA Tournament appearances, four Big Sky Tournament championships, and two Big Sky regular season titles…three-time Big Sky Libero of the Year (2003, 2005, 2006), and would have won the award in 2004 if not for a broken knuckle costing her half the conference season…two-time all-Big Sky (second team in 2005 and 2006)…named honorable mention all-Pacific Region and the Sacramento State Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006 after finishing 10th in the nation with 6.24 digs per set…remains the Sacramento State and Big Sky Conference all-time leader in digs (2,355)…also owns the program record for career digs per set (5.23)…Lutes posted double figures in digs 119 times, including 51 matches with 20-plus digs…owner of three of Sacramento State’s top seven single-season marks for digs per set – 6.24 in 2006 ranks 1st; 5.66 in 2005 ranks 2nd; 4.93 in 2004 ranks 7th…posted 707 digs as a junior, and 768 digs as a senior…those are the top two single-season marks in program history…graduated in 2007 with a communication studies degree.
Outside hitter who played for the Hornets from 1995-98…four-year starter…never missed a match during her career, playing and starting all 141 matches…during her tenure, Hornets were a combined 108-33 overall and 40-8 in the Big Sky Conference with two NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big Sky Tournament championships and two Big Sky regular season titles…Hornets were an independent program in 1995 (her first season) before marking the jump to the Big Sky in 1996…two-time first team all-Big Sky selection (1997, 1998)…a 1998 Big Sky all-tournament and all-academic choice…only player in program history to rank among the top three Hornets in both career kills (3rd with 1,763) and digs (3rd with 1,899)…only Hornet to reach the 1,700 mark in both kills and digs…led the Hornets in aces all four seasons…one of seven players in the Div. I era (1991-pres.) to record a triple-double: 19 kills, 18 digs, 10 blocks at CSUN in 1997…ranks among the top 10 players in 10 different Hornet Div. I career categories, including 3rd in matches played, kills, digs and points (2,049.5), 4th in points per set (4.16), 5th in kills per set (3.58), 6th in digs per set (3.85) and 8th in aces (152)…graduated in 1999 with a child development degree.