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Cara Cunningham
Cara  Cunningham


Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
Robinson Secondary School


Middle Blocker



Villanova Volleyball Announces 2015-16 Schedule

Returning seven seniors, the Wildcats look to play deep into the season


Villanova Falls to Creighton in Omaha

The Wildcats will take on the Georgetown Hoyas for the final match of the 2014 season on Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m.


Wildcats Look to Close 2014 Season on the road against Creighton and Georgetown

After an exciting weekend in the Jake Nevin, Coach Steinbach and his squad will work to end the season on a high note


Block City: Freshman Cunningham Breaks Program Record

Despite the three-set loss to Marquette, the Wildcats can be proud of effort at last home match of 2014 season.

2014: Regarded as one of the strongest freshman in the conference and one of the best in her position, Cunningham broke numerous records during her first year ... Posted a team high 128 blocks to tie the program's single-season fourth place record which included 13 solo blocks ... Set a new program record for block assists with 115, blowing the previous record of 97 out of the water ... Also holds the fourth highest blocks/set record in a single-season for the program averaging 1.17 ... Posted 14 kills against DePaul and seven block assists against Georgetown ... Posted team season high attack percentage of .632 against DePaul with 14 kills on on 19 attempts with only two errors ... Hold team's single season blocks record posting eight against Georgeotwn ... Other stats include three assists, five service aces and 22 digs.

James W Robinson Secondary:
A four-year scholar athlete ... Three year letterwinner ... In 2013 her accalades included: Concorde Conference MVP, All-Region 1st Team, All-State 2nd Team, All-Met Honorable Mention and a member of the "Senior Aces" List ... Was ranked 1st in blocking in D.C.-Metro Region ... Averaged 1.4 blocks/set and 4.8 blocks/match and a .393 hitting percentage with 185 kills ... In 2013, played for Virginia Elite Volleyball Club's 17 team ... They placed fifth in Big South Qualifier in Atlanta, Georgia ... In 2014 selected to play for Virginia Elite Volleyball Club's 18 team ...Played club volleyball for Virginia Elite for 2 years and NVVA for 2 years.

Personal:Daughter of Robert and Linda Cunningham ... Has two older siblings Cliff and Kristen ... Cara is the daughter of Rob and Linda Cunningham; born 8/8/1996. Graduated from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA with a 4.6 GPA her senior year ...Comes from a long family line of elite athletes:Sister, Kristen Cunningham, played volleyball for Kentucky and Virginia Tech, professionally in Germany, and currently for PVL Chesapeake Tide pro team ... Father played basketball for Texas Longhorns, mother was H.S. All-American diver for Pitt and Texas, grandmother was a member of the Danish Olympic swim team and current Senior Games National Champion, grandfather Bob Cunningham was starting guard for the 1957 North Carolina Tarheels basketball team that won the national championship in triple overtime against Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas team, uncle was drafted by NY Mets out of high school, cousins played D-1 basketball for James Madison University and Holy Cross University ... Chose Villanova because of its excellent academic reputation, beautiful campus, friendly student body and phenomenal athletic program.


Kills		14 vs DePaul		Oct. 18, 2014
Attacks		22 vs La Salle		Sept. 20, 2014
		22 vs St. Johns		Sept. 24, 2014
Assists		1 vs Georgetown	        Oct. 10, 2014
Service Aces	2 vs St. Johns		Sept. 24, 2014
Digs		4 vs Providence		Sept. 30, 2014
Blocks		7 vs Georgetown	        Oct. 10, 2014
		7 at Delaware		Sept. 16, 2014
Solo Blocks	2 vs St. Johns		Sept. 24, 2014
Block Assist	7 vs Georgetown	        Oct. 10, 2014