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Senior Spotlight: Laura Garbarino

Helene Bruckner

Name: Laura Garbarino

Major: Political Science

Minor: Business

Sport: Volleyball

Hometown: Nutley, NJ

A transfer from Southern Connecticut State University, Laura Garbarino has played in 29 sets and tallied 39 kills for the C.W. Post women’s volleyball team.  The Pioneers have an overall record of 4-4, going 3-1 in last weekend’s West Chester Tournament.  The Pioneers are expected to finish third in the East Coast Conference according to the preseason poll.  Catch the Pioneers back in action this Friday, September 16th, when they face Franklin Pierce University at home for a non-conference match at 7 p.m.

How long have you been playing for the C.W. Post volleyball team?

I have been playing for the C.W. Post volleyball team for two and a half years.

What was your first impression of Post?

The first thing I noticed about Post was the beautiful campus and how welcoming everyone was. I knew that I would be challenged both academically and athletically, and this was where I wanted to complete my education.

How do you feel about Post now?

Now, I know that Post will always have a special place in my heart. I have developed a family here and will always be able to come back and feel at home.

What lesson(s) will you take from Post?

Being here at Post, I have learned the power of determination and hard work. I have learned that as long as I set my mind to a goal, I can achieve what I want, as long as I have the heart and mindset to complete it.

What is the best memory you have with the team?

My best memory was making it to the NCAA Regional Tournament in 2010. This was the farthest we have ever gotten in the playoffs, and it was a great accomplishment, as a team, to finish fifth in the NCAA Division II East Region.

What do you want to do after you graduate from Post?

After graduation, I plan on attending law school and studying corporate law.

What will you miss the most from Post?

I am going to miss my teammates and being part of the C.W. Post volleyball team.

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