11 Layne Self
11 Layne Self
Height: 6-1
Year: SR
Hometown: Hawthorn Woods, Ill.
High School: Lake Zurich
Position: MB
Major: Nursing
m 27
k/s 2.43
h % .339
a/s 0.12
b/s 1.31
sa/s 0.22
d/s 0.46

Career Honors & Awards

  • 2016 AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention
  • 2016 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
  • 3x Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6, 2016; Sept. 26, 2016; Nov. 14, 2016)
  • 2015 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team
  • 2015 Yale Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2x Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 15, 2014)
  • 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
  • 2x Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 7, 2013; Nov. 11, 2013)

2016 (Senior)

  • Played in all 98 sets and 27 matches.
  • Led the team in total blocks (128), block solos (14) and block assists (114)
  • Ranked second on the team in total kills (238) and kills per set (2.43).
  • Ranks second on URI's career blocks list with 491.
  • Finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 in blocks per set (1.31) and hitting percentage (.339).
  • Earned A-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors three times during her senior year (Sept. 6, Sept. 26, Nov. 14).
  • Tallied a career-high 12 blocks against Manhattan on Sept. 3.
  • Registered double-digit kills in nine matches during the season.

2015 (Junior)

  • Played in 108 of Rhode Island's 118 sets her junior year.
  • Was a Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team selection as well as a member of the Yale Invitational All-Tournament Team.
  • Finished second on the team in total blocks (103) and blocks per set (0.95).
  • Also posted a .344 hitting percentage and ranked third overall in total kills (274) and kills per set (2.54).
  • Added 17 digs and 15 assists.
  • Had 16 matches with double-digit kills, including eight in a row from Oct. 2 through Oct. 24.
  • Matched her career high with 18 kills in a 3-2 win over UCSB (Sept. 5).
  • Nearly double-doubled in a five-set win over Saint Louis (Oct. 31), registering nine blocks and 11 kills.

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in each of Rhode Island's 103 sets played.
  • Led URI in blocks per set (1.17) and total blocks (120), including a team best nine solos.
  • Also boasted the team's best attack percentage (.289) and ranked third overall in total kills, with 210.
  • Added 58 digs, 16 service aces and nine assists.
  • Had a season-high 10 total blocks to go along with 10 kills for her first career double-double against George Mason (Nov. 16).
  • Recorded double-digit kills six times.
  • Had four matches with multiple aces.
  • Registered season-highs in kills (12), digs (six) and aces (3) against Cincinnati (Sept. 12).
  • Earned back-to-back Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week awards on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15.

2013 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 111 of Rhode Island's 115 sets played.
  • Led URI in blocks per set (1.26) and total blocks (140), including a team best 18 solos.
  • Finished with the team's second-best attack percentage (.314) and ranked third overall in total kills, with 239.
  • Also recorded 47 digs, 11 service aces and 17 assists.
  • Averaged 2.15 kills and 1.26 blocks per set.
  • Recorded six or more blocks 12 times, including a season best nine at Saint Louis (Nov. 8).
  • Has two matches with three block solos - at Lehigh (Aug. 31) and vs. UTEP (Sept. 13). 
  • Had a season-high 18 kills against Dayton (Oct. 12).
  • Recorded double-digit kills nine times.
  • Was a two-time A-10 Defensive Player of the Week, as well as a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.

High School

  • Attended Lake Zurich High School, where she earned three letters in volleyball and one letter in basketball.
  • As a senior captain, she had 464 kills, 76 blocks, 80 aces and 130 digs while earning Third-Team All-State honors.
  • Finished her career with 884 kills and 228 blocks.
  • Was a three-time North Suburban All-Conference pick, a three-time Lake County All-Area pick, and two-time Pioneer Press All-Lake Shore selection.
  • In 2012, had 27 kills in one match against Libertyville High School, the alma mater of formern URI teammate Catie Steffen.
  • Played three seasons with the Sky High Volleyball Club and two seasons with the Rolling Thunder Club Team.
  • Also played two years with the Kessels Heat basketball club team.

Personal

  • Born on May 15, 1995.
  • Daughter of Pam and Steve Self.
  • Has a sister, Camaryn, and a brother, Wade, who played football at Case Western Reserve University (2009-13).
  • Her grandfather, Dick Kerner, played football at NIU.
  • Plays the piano and sang in a choir since she was in the sixth grade.
  • Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite teams are the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
  • Majoring in Nursing. 
Recent Games
Oct 28 at Davidson W, 3-1
Oct 30 at VCU W, 3-2
Nov 4 George Washington W, 3-1
Nov 5 George Mason W, 3-0
Nov 12 at Fordham W, 3-0
Nov 19 vs. Saint Louis L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 14
Sets 98 48
Kills 238 117
Kills per set 2.43 2.44
Errors 85 47
Total Attacks 451 223
Hitting Percentage .339 .314
Assists 12 7
Assists per set 0.12 0.15
Service Aces 22 17
Service Errors 59 35
Service Aces per set 0.22 0.35
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 45 19
Digs per set 0.46 0.40
Block Solo 14 6
Block Assist 114 52
Block Total 128 58
Blocks per set 1.31 1.21
Block Errors 6 1
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 331.0 166.0
Points per set 3.4 3.5
Matches started 27 14
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 at Pepperdine L, 3-2 1 5 9 7 22 .091 0 0 2 0 5 1 1 0 2 0 10.5
Aug 26 vs. CSUN L, 3-2 1 5 14 3 26 .423 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Aug 27 vs. Lipscomb L, 3-0 1 3 9 3 15 .400 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Sep 2 at Hartford W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 13 .538 0 1 3 0 1 1 6 0 7 0 13.0
Sep 3 vs. Central Connecticut W, 3-0 1 3 9 4 17 .294 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Sep 3 vs. Manhattan W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 13 .615 1 1 0 0 3 1 11 0 12 0 15.5
Sep 9 Stony Brook W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 17 .294 2 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 4 0 11.5
Sep 9 San Diego St. L, 3-2 1 5 12 2 17 .588 0 0 3 0 0 2 6 1 8 0 17.0
Sep 10 Notre Dame L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 20 .300 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 1 6 0 13.5
Sep 16 at Penn State L, 3-0 1 3 7 1 13 .462 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 8.5
Sep 17 vs. Clemson L, 3-0 1 3 9 3 17 .353 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Sep 17 vs. Howard W, 3-2 1 5 10 4 21 .286 0 0 1 0 3 0 8 1 8 0 14.0
Sep 23 Duquesne W, 3-0 1 3 11 3 17 .471 1 3 3 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Sep 24 La Salle W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 9 .556 0 2 3 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 10.5
Sep 30 at George Mason W, 3-0 1 3 5 4 11 .091 0 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 7 0 13.0
Oct 1 at George Washington W, 3-0 1 3 13 1 14 .857 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Oct 7 Dayton L, 3-1 1 4 6 6 20 .000 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 8 Saint Louis W, 3-1 1 4 10 4 21 .286 1 2 3 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 14.5
Oct 14 at La Salle W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 10 .400 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 16 at Duquesne L, 3-0 1 3 5 6 19 -.053 0 0 3 0 1 0 5 1 5 0 7.5
Oct 22 Fordham W, 3-0 1 3 9 0 12 .750 0 2 3 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 13.5
Oct 28 at Davidson W, 3-1 1 4 14 5 26 .346 2 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 4 0 17.5
Oct 30 at VCU W, 3-2 1 5 13 5 23 .348 0 3 2 1 3 0 5 0 5 0 18.5
Nov 4 George Washington W, 3-1 1 4 4 3 11 .091 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 6.0
Nov 5 George Mason W, 3-0 1 3 9 5 18 .222 1 0 3 0 1 0 8 0 8 0 13.0
Nov 12 at Fordham W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 12 .333 1 0 4 0 1 0 7 0 7 0 9.5
Nov 19 vs. Saint Louis L, 3-2 1 5 8 3 17 .294 1 0 5 0 1 0 9 1 9 0 12.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 31 111 239 2.15 84 494 .314 17 0.15 11 0.10 47 0.42 18 122 140 1.26 329.0 3.0
2014-15 28 103 210 2.04 78 456 .289 9 0.09 16 0.16 58 0.56 9 111 120 1.17 290.5 2.8
2015-16 27 108 274 2.54 87 544 .344 15 0.14 0 0.00 17 0.16 12 91 103 0.95 331.5 3.1
2016-17 27 98 238 2.43 85 451 .339 12 0.12 22 0.22 45 0.46 14 114 128 1.31 331.0 3.4
Total 113 420 961 2.29 334 1945 .322 53 0.13 49 0.12 167 0.40 53 438 491 1.17 1282.0 3.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 98 238 2.43 85 451 .339 12 0.12 22 0.22 45 0.46 14 114 128 1.31 331.0 3.4
Conference 14 48 117 2.44 47 223 .314 7 0.15 17 0.35 19 0.40 6 52 58 1.21 166.0 3.5
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Home 10 36 85 2.36 31 162 .333 7 0.19 10 0.28 13 0.36 6 41 47 1.31 121.5 3.4
Away 10 35 86 2.46 34 163 .319 3 0.09 9 0.26 18 0.51 6 35 41 1.17 118.5 3.4
Neutral 7 27 67 2.48 20 126 .373 2 0.07 3 0.11 14 0.52 2 38 40 1.48 91.0 3.4
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Wins 17 58 149 2.57 47 265 .385 9 0.16 20 0.34 30 0.52 9 77 86 1.48 216.5 3.7
Losses 10 40 89 2.23 38 186 .274 3 0.07 2 0.05 15 0.38 5 37 42 1.05 114.5 2.9
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August 3 13 32 2.46 13 63 .302 0 0.00 1 0.08 10 0.77 2 5 7 0.54 37.5 2.9
September 12 41 103 2.51 30 185 .395 5 0.12 12 0.29 18 0.44 9 60 69 1.68 154.0 3.8
October 8 29 76 2.62 29 145 .324 4 0.14 9 0.31 13 0.45 2 23 25 0.86 98.5 3.4
November 4 15 27 1.80 13 58 .241 3 0.20 0 0.00 4 0.27 1 26 27 1.80 41.0 2.7