Libero/defensive Specialist
New Orleans, La.
High School
Newman School

2007 USA Women’s National A2 Team
2007 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
2007 AVCA All-South Region
2007 All-SEC Second Team
2007 Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year
2007 All-Louisiana First Team
2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/3, 11/19)
2007 LSU Female Athlete of the Week (11/6)
2007 Iowa Challenge All-Tournament Team
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Played in all 132 games in all 33 matches … Member of the USA Women’s National A2 Red Team that won the Open Division of the USA Adult Open Volleyball Championships in Atlanta in June … Selected as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and an All-South Region honoree … Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year… Member of the All-SEC Second Team and the All-Louisiana First Team … Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 and Nov. 19… Selected the LSU Female Athlete of the Week on Nov. 6 … Member of the Iowa Challenge All-Tournament Team … Broke the LSU and SEC record for digs in a season with 703 and digs per game in a season with 5.33 … Led the SEC and ranked 35th in the NCAA in digs per game … Is less than 150 digs away from becoming just the ninth player in LSU history to record 1,000 career digs … Posted the most 30-dig matches in a season and also in a career with six, besting the two by Daniela Reis in 1993 … Against Alabama on Nov. 11, recorded the most single-match digs in school history with 43 … Finished the season with the top five marks for digs in a five-game match … Also broke the school record for digs in a three-game match with 33 against Arkansas … Finished with three of the top four dig marks in four-game matches … Posted double-figure digs in all 33 matches for the season, including 21 matches with 20 or more digs … While recording the school record for digs in a match against Alabama, was only one assist away from her first career double-double … On nine occasions posted a season-best two kills in a match … Posted a career-high three service aces on three occasions … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in 84 games in 25 matches … Saw action in a defensive role during the season … Recorded a career-best 15 digs twice (vs. Dayton and Wake Forest) … Had five double-figure dig performances on the season … Had a pair of service aces in three matches (vs. Penn State, Minnesota and Dayton) … Posted a career-best two kills against Dayton … Had a career-best four assists vs. Texas A&M.

Played in two games in two matches … Saw limited action in a defensive role during the season … Recorded a season-best two digs vs. Texas in the NCAA Tournament … Also posted a dig against Texas-San Antonio in the UTSA Dome Rally.

Led Newman to four consecutive district championships with state titles in 2001, 2002 and 2004 … Named the 2003 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year and 2004 Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association Small Schools Player of the Year … Selected the 2004 Newman School Female Athlete of the Year … Was a three-time all-district selection and two-time all-metro, all-Orleans and all-state selection … Named the District MVP in 2003 and 2004 … Louisiana State Tournament Division III MVP in 2003 and 2004 … One of 18 finalists for the USA Volleyball Women’s Junior National Team … Led Bayou High Performance to a national championship in 2003 … Also helped Cajunland to a third place finish at AAU Nationals in 2003 and 2004 and a fifth place finish in 2005.

Full name is Elena Anne Martinez … Parents are Matthew and Ellen Martinez … Has three brothers – J.P. (26), Will (23), Daniel (13) … Grandfather Arthur Hebert played baseball for UNO … Brother Jonathan played baseball for LSU (2001-2002) before transferring to UNO and being drafted in the 2004 MLB Draft ninth round by the Minnesota Twins … Jonathan currently pitches for the Double A ball New Britain Rock Cats … Brother William played baseball for UNO … Majoring in elementary education … Born on Aug. 29, 1987, in Metairie, La.

Career Highs
Hitting Pct. (min. 5 kills): – None
Kills: 2 10 times, last vs. Auburn (11/18/07)
Attempts: 7 twice, last vs. Iowa (9/8/07)
Assists: 9 vs. Alabama (11/11/07)
Digs: 43 vs. Alabama (11/11/07)
Service Aces: 3 three times, last vs. Miss. State (11/9/07)
Total Blocks: – None


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