LA Tech will play Alcorn State (12 p.m.) and Houston Baptist (7 p.m.) Saturday
The season begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Houston with a match against UTRGV
Maria Coelho, Jessie Ely and Rebecca Redgen were each honored on Senior Night on Friday
LA Tech hosts WKU at 7 p.m. on Friday in the TAC, before traveling to Birmingham to play UAB at 1 p.m. on Sunday
Tech will play UT Arlington at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to conclude the tournament
2014: Recovered from a season-ending injury in 2013 to start 15 of the 29 matches she saw action in as a redshirt freshman ... Appeared in 83 sets, while totaling 72 kills, 16 assists, five aces, 159 digs and eight blocks ... Her 159 digs (1.92 digs per set) ranked third on the team ... Totaled a season-high 14 kills, three assists and 12 digs to help lead LA Tech to a five-set win over Saint Francis (8/29) ... Recorded 11 kills and 13 digs at McNeese State (9/5) for her second double-double of the campaign ... Had double-digit digs on five separate occasions throughout the season ... Totaled 81.5 points in her first full season with the team.
2013: Started three of the four matches she played in before suffering from a season-ending knee injury Sept. 3 vs. UAPB ... Had a total of 13 kills in 13 sets played, while also recording 29 digs and three aces before receiving a medical hardship for the 2013 season.
High School: Prepped at Barbara Melzi in Italy ... Awarded third place in the regional high school discus throw ... Considered Berkeley, Oregon State and Catholic School of Milan before deciding on Louisiana Tech.
Personal: Full name is Marta Monne ... Born Sept. 19, 1994 in Busto Arsizio, Italy ... Daughter of Giovanni and Paola Monne.