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Lauren Edwards

Lauren Edwards

Number18PositionMB/OH
Height6-1
YearSeniorMajorPhysical Education
HometownTorrance, Calif.
High SchoolWest HS

2012 (junior): Appeared in 31 matches, starting 30 times at outside hitter in her first year with the program ... Was one of five players to tally 200+ kills, totaling 204 on the season ... Boasted a team-high .324 attack percentage ... Registered 10+ kills in eight matches ... Led the Cougars with a career-high 17 kills in a 3-2 loss to Grand Canyon (Ariz.) on Oct. 6 ... Also added a career-high eight digs against GCU ... Ranked second on the team in total blocks (51), block assists (37), and solo blocks (14) ... Twice tabbed six blocks, first in a four-set win over Chaminade (Hawai'i) on Oct. 13, and again in a 3-2 defeat of Point Loma on Oct. 30 ... Recorded 17 service aces, 62 digs, and 28 assists.

EL CAMINO COLLEGE: Played two seasons of volleyball for head coach Le Valley Pattinson at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... Earned first team all-South Coast Conference honors after leading the Warriors to a 25-4 record and a perfect 14-0 clip in SCC play ... Helped El Camino College to a third place showing in the state championships in 2011, earning all-tournament recognition... Was a second-team all-SCC performer as a freshman and helped take the Warriors to the quarterfinals in the state tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year letter winner in volleyball for head coach Jennifer Haney at West High School in Torrance, Calif. ... Was team captain and MVP her senior season... Earned the coach's award in 2009.

PERSONAL: Born November 4, 1992 to Charles and Lori Edwards in Torrance, Calif. ... Father, Charles, is a FedEx Driver... Mother, Lori, is a health clerk... Has a twin sister, Kaitlyn... Her two cousins, Rachael and Katie Peters, attend Azusa Pacific... Majoring in physical education with aspirations to become an athletic trainer at the collegiate level... Enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, and shopping.