Launa Hochstetler

#14 Launa Hochstetler

Pos. G
Ht. 5'6"
Yr. So.
Hometown Berlin, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Hiland

Enters the season ranked 14th all-time at Valpo with 225 career assists.

2007-2008: Started all 30 games for the Crusaders as a junior ... ranked fourth in the Horizon League averaging 3.7 assists per game ... finished 23rd in the league in scoring averaging 9.9 points per night ... finished sixth in the conference shooting 83.3% from the free throw line ... fifth in the Horizon League with a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio ... hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired in overtime against Green Bay on Jan. 19 after playing all 45 minutes ... scored a season-high 20 points in that victory over the Phoenix draining 4-of-5 triples ... played all 40 minutes against Ball State (Dec. 1) and Milwaukee (Jan. 17) ... tallied double figures 15 times on the season including 17-point performances against Purdue (Nov. 12) and Wright State (Feb. 23) ... made 10-of-11 free throws in the game against Wright State as well ... dished out a career-high nine assists against Youngstown State on Jan. 31 and had eight assists in a game twice ... grabbed a career-high nine rebounds on Dec. 22 against Saint Xavier ... made 24 of her last 25 free throws on the season ... registered a career-best six steals against Detroit (Feb. 21) ... recipient of Valpo's Dorothy M. McCormick Award in recognition of her talent, ability, and devotion to the program ... named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Mar. 4 ... a member of the Horizon League's Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.

2006-2007: Appeared in all 31 games for the Brown and Gold making five starts ... made four consecutive starts in November ... named Mid-Continent Conference Sixth Woman of the Year ... scored a career-high 21 points to lead Valpo in scoring against Western Illinois on Feb. 17 in just 24 minutes of action ... made 7-of-11 shots from the floor against the Westerwinds ... also led the Crusaders with 16 points at Centenary (Jan. 8), making 4-of-5 three-point attempts ... added 10 points at home against Oral Roberts on Feb. 5 ... dished out a season-high six assists in the regular season finale against Southern Utah on Feb. 26 ... had three or more assists in a game nine times ... led Valpo shooting 85.7% (42-of-49) from the free throw line ... finished the season with 56 assists ... a member of the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005-2006: Saw action in 27 games off of the bench for Valpo as a freshman ... scored a season-high 14 points at UMKC on Feb. 25 ... finished the season with a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio ... averaged 2.1 assists per contest ... dished out a career-high seven assists at Bradley (Nov. 21) and against Loyola (Chicago) (Dec. 18) ... made 21-of-26 free throws (80.8%) ... registered five steals at Bradley on Nov. 21 ... grabbed three rebounds in a game three times ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... led Hiland to the Ohio state title in Division IV with a perfect 28-0 record as a senior ... team complied a 94-8 record over four years ... earned First Team All-State honors as a junior and senior ... earned Second Team All-State accolades as a sophomore ... a three-time team Most Valuable Player ... set a school record for assists in a season (189) and career (587) ... school record-holder for steals in a game (12), season (154), and career (396) ... a three-time First Team All-Inter Valley Conference selection ... a three-time All-Eastern District selection ... named District Player of the Year twice ... played with twin sister Leah ... also played softball ... class salutatorian ... a member of National Honor Society ... played for coach Dave Schlabach.

Personal: Launa is the daughter of Eli and Vesta Hochstetler ... born April 28, 1987 ... majors are accounting and finance.