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Larissa Laffey
 Larissa Laffey
Hometown:
Byfield, Mass.

Position:
Student Coach

04/18/2013

Hunter Seat Team Stopped in First Round

Fall to UT-Martin on tiebreaker

03/30/2013

Wildcats Place Second at Big 12 Championship

Finish Big 12 play strong

03/29/2013

Wildcats Advance to Championship Round

Face Oklahoma State

03/27/2013

Wildcats Prepare for Big 12 Championship

Meet No. 5 TCU in first round

03/26/2013

16 Wildcats Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Double total from last season

Entering her first season as a student coach for K-State, following a successful four-year career with the Wildcats.

2012-13 English

Ended her Wildcat career with a 9-9 record and two MOP's in the 2012-13 season... Named NCEA Rider of the Month for October... First team Academic All-Big 12 Team... Started the season 7-0... Defeated Julie Fischer (SMU), 86-85... Bested Kaylan Herbst (UTM), 88-80...Carded an 81 on her way to defeating Kim Woodsum (BU) and winning her first MOP... Defeated Sydney Morse (NMSU) to pick up her second MOP... Easily defeated Sage Hanner (WTAMU), 84-62... Handled Megan Schiffman (SDSU), 78-63... Bested Emily Maloof (TCU), 78-72... Edged out Lanie Madrazo (FS), 71-70... Slipped past Clair Connaghan (AU), 64-63... Defeated Kara Bergenty (UTM) in the WEF.

2011-12 English
Named to the 2011 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team... One of seven Wildcats to be named to the NCEA All-Academic Team...Named to NCEA Honorable Mention Team...Finished the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 12-12 including two MVP honors...Started her sophomore campaign by beating Jessica Charles of Minnesota-Crookston, 80-54...Defeated TCU's Callie Selchau, 60-55, on October 22...Earned her first MVP of the year after defeating Texas A&M's Maggie Earle, 75-60, on November 11...Picked up two wins on November 19 after defeating Oklahoma State riders Allison Dooman and Jordan White...Began the Spring season with a win against Tennessee-Martin's Mykalea Van Selus, 77-65...Followed that performance with a win against New Mexico State to earn her second MVP of the year...Cruised past Lia Chafee of Texas A&M, 90-75, on March 2... Soundly defeated Colby Rusey of Baylor, 79-63 on March 3...Defeated Allison Dooman for the second time, 62-55...Finished the season with wins against Calloe Selchau of TCU (148-139) and Rachel Reid of Southern Methodist University (147-138) during the NCEA National Championships.

2010-11 English
A rare performer who competed in both Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat for the Wildcats on numerous occasions... Was one of three English riders for the Wildcats to earn a varsity letter in 2010-11...Named the Hunter Seat's Most Outstanding Sophomore at the 2011 Wildcat equestrian year-end awards banquet ...Finished the year with an overall record of 9-12, which included two match-MVP awards... Kicked off 2010 with a pair of wins against riders from Auburn and South Dakota State... Picked up a win over SMU's Renick Townsend, 81-71 on September 25... Opened Big 12 action with a 68-66 victory over Baylor rider Melanie Appel in Flat action... Defeated South Carolina riders Jeanette Collins in Fences action and Emma Johnson in Flat action, while taking home match-MVP honors against Johnson on October 29... Cruised past Oklahoma State rider Ali Rose, 79-73 to pick her second match-MVP award on November 5... Edged Hannah Sobielman of Texas A&M, 67-66 and Erica Daniels of New Mexico State, 77-72 to pick her up final two victories of the year... Was selected to compete in the 2011 Big 12 Championships as well as the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships...Was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester and the 2011 spring semester.

2009-2010 English
Finished the year with a 3-7 Varsity record in Equitation on the Flat and a record of 0-5 in over Fences competition... Defeated Texas A&M rider Megan Webb, 80-78 to pick up her first win of the season...Picked up her second victory of the season with a 70-64 win over Tara Polkabla of Fresno State... Also named MVP of the Fresno State match...Was a part of the 2010 Big 12 Championship squad...Was a member of the Varsity Equestrian National Championship squad, where she picked up a first round victory over Caroline Cramer of UT-Martin, 154-147... Was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll for the fall and spring semesters.

Personal
Born July 31, 1991... Daughter of Scott and Olana Laffey... Majoring in chemical engineering... Earned the NEEC Junior Sportsmanship Award... Garnered the Katie Battison Memorial Horsemanship Award... Placed in the New England Equitation Horsemanship finals in 2006-2008... Qualified for USEF Medal Finals and the ASPCA Regionals from 2006-2009... Enjoys literature and art.