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19 Margaret Latchford

Class: Senior Position: DS/L Height: 5-2 Previous School: Princess Anne HS Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

2017 (Jr.)
• Appeared in all 117 sets at Libero; has appeared in 327 consecutive sets
• Led team with 477 digs (4.08 dps) while adding seven aces
• Ranked seventh in the Big South in digs per set overall (4.08) and sixth in conference play (4.50)
• Posted 24 double-digit dig matches, eight 20-dig contests and one 30-dig match
• Enters senior season ranked ninth in program history with 1,353 career digs
• Collected season-high 30 digs against Elon (Sept. 2)
• Became the 20th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs, doing so against VCU (Sept. 12)
• Registered three straight 20-dig matches, in five-set wins over Presbyterian (Sept. 23), UNC Asheville (Sept. 30) and Radford (Oct. 3)
• Totaled 26 digs at Charleston Southern (Oct. 21) and followed with 21 digs against Gardner-Webb (Oct. 27)
• Finished regular season with 28 digs in five-set win at Gardner-Webb (Nov. 11)
• Team went 6-2 in matches in which she collected 20 or more digs
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2016 (So.)
• Played in all 112 sets, making three starts
• Preseason All-Big South team
• Collected 374 digs (3.34 dps) to lead team, while adding 17 aces
• Ranked ninth in the Big South in digs per set both overall (3.34) and in conference play (3.49)
• Recorded 21 double-digit dig matches and one 20-dig contest
• Served up two aces and collected 18 digs against USC Upstate (Sept. 9)
• Registered 19 digs at High Point (Sept. 23), versus Campbell (Oct. 10) and in Big South semifinal versus High Point (Nov. 19)
• Collected season-high 28 digs at Gardner-Webb (Oct. 22)
• Her 876 digs entering her junior year were the most by any Lady Flame in her first two seasons at Liberty
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2015 (Fr.)
• Competed in all 28 matches, playing 107 sets as Liberty's libero
• VaSID All-State second team libero
• Big South All-Freshman team
• Two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5, Nov. 16)
• Finished the season ranked fifth in the Big South with 4.67 digs per set overall and third with 5.12 digs per set in conference play
• Also served up 18 aces, good for second on the team
• Her 502 digs were the most by a freshman in program history
• Totaled 11 20-dig matches and three 30-dig contests
• Collected a program rally-scoring-record 38 digs at Campbell (Oct. 2), the most digs by a Big South player in 2015
• Recorded 29 digs at Appalachian State (Sept. 12)
• Posted 31 digs in home matches against both UNC Asheville (Oct. 3) and Charleston Southern (Oct. 16)
• Collected 20 or more digs in four out of the Lady Flames' last five matches, reaching double-figures in digs each of the last 12 contests
• Served up a career-high three aces in Big South Tournament match against Radford (Nov. 19), in addition to 26 digs
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

• Graduated from Princess Anne High School in 2015
• Four-year starter, serving as team captain as a junior and senior
• School's all-time leader in career digs
• Three-time all-district and all-region selection
• As a junior, was named first team all-state, all-region and All-Tidewater
• Named 2013 Atlantic Conference 9 Player of the Year
• During senior seasons, was voted first team all-region and second team all-state
• In 2012, was named a Soph 79 special mention
• Listed among Defensive Dandies/Gym Dandies twice, including seventh-team mention as a senior
• Helped Princess Anne to the 2014 Virginia HS Volleyball Showcase championship and an appearance in the 2013 State Group A Final Four.
• Earned a U16 doubles championship at 2013 Misty May "Dream in Gold-DIG" beach volleyball tournament with her younger sister, Catherine
• Received U.S. President's Award for Educational Excellence
• Served as volunteer clerk for U.S. Representative Scott Rigell's district office in Virginia Beach

• Daughter of Wesley and Robin Latchford
• Graduated from Liberty in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science while also earning a minor in French
• Currently pursuing a Master of Science in human performance from Liberty
• Birthday is May 6

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    VB Update with Margaret Latchford (8-21-18)

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    LFSN VB Recap: Liberty vs. North Ala. (10/28/18)