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23   Lauren Young
Lauren Young


Ben Wheeler, Texas

High School:
Van HS


Middle Blocker

Club Team:
Dallas Summit


Lauren Young

Lauren Young

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-Started five of 20 matches played
-Set new career-high marks with 13.5 points against Duke (9/26) and 23 attacks against Wake Forest (9/25)
-Averaged 1.66 kills per set against ACC opponents
-Averaged 1.96 points per set with a single-season high of 88 total
-Recorded 24 total blocks, six of which were solo and 18 assisted
-Enters her final year tied for ninth in career hitting percentage (.301)


-Saw action in 46 games with seven starts
-Averaged 1.41 kills a game with 65 total at the end of the season
-Put up 83.5 points, an average of 1.80 per game
-Ranked fifth on the team with 32 total blocks (five solo, 27 assisted)
-Set a career high with seven blocks (two solo, five assisted) at Boston College (10/13)
-Recorded a season high of 11 kills and 12 points against Clemson (10/7)

2006 SEASON:

-Was granted a medical redshirt after seeing action in two games as a freshman
-Recorded a kill in her collegiate debut against Stetson (9/1) during the FSU Invitational
-Came back the next day to record a kill and a block versus South Alabama (9/2)

-Earned her second District 15-3A First-Team All-District award as a senior
-Named Van Zandt County Offensive Player of the Year her last season after garnering Defensive Player of the Year accolades the year before
-Served as team captain her final prep season
-Earned a spot on the Texas Girls Coaches Association First Team as a junior
-Member of Tyler Morning Telegraph First-Team All-East Texas squad in 2004
-Named District 15-3A Outstanding Blocker
-Was a three-sport standout at Van, earning First-Team All-District, Morning Telegraph All-East Texas and Defensive Player of the year honors in basketball while advancing to track regionals in the high jump and triple jump
-Earned a pair of Academic All-District honors in both volleyball and basketball

Born October 30, 1987 ... double majoring in social science and criminal justice ... daughter of Trecia Young and Michael Nelson ... favorite movie is "Home Alone 2" ... favorite magazine is People ... favorite song is "All the Above" ... played basketball, ran track and cheerleaded in high school ... favorite professional team is Dallas Mavericks ... played the trombone in high school ... looks most forward to playing at North Carolina ... listens to Young Jeezy on her iPod ... watches "Real Housewives" on Bravo a lot ... once gave shoes to the homeless as part of a community service project ... dances before every home match ... danced for eight years growing up ... professional athlete she would most like to meet is Steve Nash ... looks up to her grandparents the most.

Digs 4 vs. Boston College (10/13/07)
Kills 22 vs. Clemson (10/7/07)
Total Attacks 23 at Wake Forest (9/25/08)

Hitting Percentage

(min. 10 attacks)

.700 vs. NC State (10/20/07)
Assists 1 (two times)

Solo Blocks

2 (two times)
Block Assists 5 (three times)
Total Blocks 7 vs. Boston College (10/13/07)

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