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Lauren Anderson

#5

Player profile

height
6-0
year
Graduate
hometown
Peoria, Ariz.
high school
Liberty

ACCOLADES:

  • All-Mountain West (2017)
  • America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)
  • America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 28, 2017)
  • Named to the Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • Named to the Arkansas Classic All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • All-Mountain West (2016)
  • Academic All-Mountain West (2016)
  • Named to the Ultra Ankle All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • Named to the Pioneer Invitational All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete (2016)

SENIOR (UTAH STATE, 2017):

Finished her senior campaign ranked nationally and in the Mountain West in six major statistical categories, with 4.68 points per set (31st nationally, 2nd in the MW), 4.13 kills per set (33rd nationally, 2nd in the MW), 446 total kills (57th natioanlly, 2nd in the MW), 505 points (63rd nationally 2nd in the MW), 10.27 attacks per set (111th nationally, 4th in the MW), and 1,109 total attacks (126th nationally, 5th in the MW) … Became the first Aggie to eclipse 400 kills in a season since 2011 as she totaled 446 in her senior season … Her season total kills is also the ninth-most in a single season in USU history … Became the first Aggie since 2014 to receive two all-conference honors in their career, and the first Aggie to be honored in back-to-back seasons with her 2016 and 2017 All-Mountain West nods … Finished her career at Utah State with a .253 hitting percentage (851-291-2,214), which is the ninth best percentage earned in a career in USU history … Finished the season ranked second in the Mountain West in both kills per set (4.13) and points per set (4.68) … Named to the Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament Team after totaling 44 kills (4.40 per set), earning a .297 attack percentage and picking up 27 digs, 6 blocks, 2 aces and 1 assist … Named to the Arkansas Classic All-Tournament Team after finishing the weekend with 41 kills, 18 digs and 5 service aces, and hitting .279 … Recorded the most attempts of any Mountain West player during the first weekend of the season with a career-high 69 attacks against CSU Bakersfield on Aug. 26, where she finished the match one shy of her career high with 22 kills … Earned nine 20-plus kill outings in the season, including career-high-tying 23-kill performances against SDSU on Sept. 21, at Wyoming on Nov. 4, and against Air Force on Nov. 11 … Her nine matches with 20+ kills was the most in a season since 2007 … Logged a career-high 23 digs against Southern Utah on Sept. 15; she and Tasia Taylor (28 digs) became the first pair of USU teammates to tally 20 or more digs in a match since the 2013 season.

SUMMER 2017:

Member of the Mountain West All-Star team that competed in the World Volleyball Challenge in Pula, Croatia, finishing second.

JUNIOR (UTAH STATE, 2016):

All-Mountain West… Named to the Oregon State-hosted Ultra Ankle all-tournament team after leading the Aggie outsides with a .240 hitting percentage (34-10-100) during the weekend… Named to the Denver-hosted Pioneer Invitational all-tournament team, where she led the Aggies with 44 kills and a .300 hitting percentage (44-14-100) and finished second on the team with 21 digs… Played in 30 matches with eight starts, appearing in 107 sets… Led the team with 377 kills and 997 attempts, averaging 3.52 per set and hitting .259 (377-119-997)… Recorded her first career double-double with 16 kills and 15 digs at Denver (9/3)… Recorded a career-high 23 kills against Nevada (10/22)… Recorded double-digit kills 23 times during the season and had 20 or more kills in two matches… Finished the year ranked No. 6 in league play with 3.49 kills per set and No. 10 with 3.69 points per set… Recorded 100 digs during the year, logging a career-high 15 against Denver (9/3)… Also recorded 32 blocks, 11 assists and three service aces… Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete… Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.

SOPHOMORE (UTAH STATE, 2015):

Played in 10 matches with one start, appearing in 20 sets… Recorded 24 kills on 96 attempts, including season highs of nine kills and 32 attempts against Houston (8/28), while hitting .135 (24-11-96) on the year… Hit a season-high .556 (5-0-9) in the season finale at Boise State (11/24)… Also logged 12 digs, four blocks and one assist… Missed 15 matches early in the season due to injury.

AT PITTSBURGH (2013-14):

Played two years, spending her first year as a redshirt… Appeared in four matches for the Panthers in 2014, recording four kills, two digs and three blocks, while playing outside hitter.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:

Prepped at Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz… Helped the team to a 78-23 record over three years, earning a pair of Peoria Unified School District (PUSD) first-team accolades… Also picked up Chandler Tournament first-team and Skyline Region first-team honors… Guided Liberty HS to a runner-up finish at state… Played club for Arizona Desert Sky from 2007-12, helping the team to an overall mark of 94-6 over that span… Also lettered in track & field at Liberty HS.

PERSONAL:

One of two children of Jon and Shawna Anderson… Majoring in actuarial science and management information systems… Was involved in a summer internship with the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a branch of the USDA, during the summer of 2016.