#9 - Leah Perry
Position: RS
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Salem, OH
High School: Salem HS
Height: 6-0
Major: Education

AS A JUNIOR (2009)
Perry saw action in 33 of the Lions 34 matches, including 29 starts and playing in 100 sets… Perry finished the season with 105 kills (1.05 k/s), a .150 attack percentage, and posted a season-high seven kills against Harding (10/17/09)…She was fifth on team in assists with 41 and third in blocks with 90 (0.90 b/s)… Perry had nine games with at least four total blocks including a season-high 4.5 block effort against North Alabama (11/19/09) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… She also scooped up 44 digs.

Perry played in 39 of the 40 contests for the Lions during her sophomore campaign…She started in 33 of the matches and played in 130 games…She closed the year with 202 kills (1.55 k/g) and .214 attack percentage…The right side hitter was fourth on the team in assists with 46 and had 45 digs (0.35 d/g)…She closed the season third on team in blocks with 106 (0.82 b/g), 94 of which were block assists…She had five double-digit kill games including a season high 12 blocks twice...Had 11 games of four or more blocks including an eight block effort against Ashland (8/29/08).

Perry finished her freshman year ranked fifth on the team with 234 kills (1.87 kills/game)...She hit .174 and added 108 blocks (0.86 blocks/game) and 40 digs...Perry had a career-high 14 kills twice in 2007, and had a career-high 10 blocks against Eckerd College (9/30/07).

Earned the Captain Award and was MAC Honorable Mention while playing for Coach Don Conser at Salem High School.

Born August 7 in Salem, Ohio...Education major...Chose to attend Saint Leo because it is well known for its education program and she wanted to play collegiate volleyball...Career goals are to get a good college education and become a successful, productive person working with children...Hobbies include playing sports...Believes her best assets to the team are her hard work, and her ability to be a good team player...Names Lebron James as her favorite athlete and the Cleveland Cavaliers as her favorite team...Daughter of Randy Perry and Lori Rusyn...Has three sisters, Caley, Kendra and Danielle, and one brother, Nichola...Her mother played volleyball at Muskingam College.