Lane Carico played her indoor collegiate volleyball at the University of Miami, where as a senior she was named both the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In 2012, Carico used her final year of eligibility to play sand volleyball for Georgia State University, where she reached the AVCA National Championship Semifinals. Carico was a team captain for her high school, Mira Costa, where she went 74-1 in her junior and senior seasons. She also won three state championships in during her time at Mira Costa.
Carico made her AVP debut in 2013 at Salt Lake City. In 2013, Carico was named the AVP Newcomer of the Year, after she earned six top-10 finishes over the season. In addition to training, Carico works as a coach for Mira Costa High School’s Club Beach team and does private beach volleyball lessons. Carico will be teaming up with Brittany Hochevar for the 2014 tour.
Favorite thing about beach volleyball: “Besides being able to jump into the ocean after playing… I like that each player’s style of the game is unique to them, and this diversity is such an amazing thing because it allows people room to be creative and authentic in a competitive atmosphere.”
Favorite Event Location: “l enjoyed playing in St. Lucia because the beach where we played was absolutely beautiful, and the crowd of locals had lots of positive energy! They even had a live band at the tournament site. (NORCECA 2013)”
Role Models: “My parents are the most amazing role models and supporters of my beach volleyball career. My siblings have also been huge supporters and enablers for my success on the beach. I also owe a lot of my success to my previous indoor coaches for instilling in me the value of hard work, and sport psychologists for giving me tools that help me gain a mental edge.”
2014: Lane Carico tied for 3rd place at the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner Brittany Hochevar.