"I chose Connecticut because of its outstanding reputation as an academic institution, and I absolutely fell in love with the campus! I also fell in love with the coaches, the team and everything about the school seemed to fit my personality perfectly. Connecticut has a great reputation as an athletic powerhouse and being in one of the toughest conferences in the country is a dream come true!
2009 Season: Saw action in 39 sets, playing in 18 matches...had 37 kills on the season...recorded a season-high 10 kills against Texas Christian (9/5)...season-high .333 hitting-percentage versus Hartford (9/19)...pitched in seven kills at South Florida (10/14).
2008 Season: Among the team leaders with 250 kills in 32 matches played...started 18 matches in her sophomore season...twice named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll during the year (9/8 & 9/22)...matched her career-high with 18 kills at Syracuse (10/30)...hit for a .692 hitting-percentage twice in the first four matches of the season (Northern Illinois-8/30; Wright State-9/5)...member of the All-Tournament Team at the UAlbany Volleyball Classic...was just shy of her career-high service ace total twice, recording three aces at Pittsburgh (10/24) and at DePaul (11/14)...was third on the team with 22 aces on the year...contributed to the team's blocking efforts with 60...among those named to the Director of Athletics Honor Roll...also earned a spot on the Dean's List in the fall...received All BIG EAST Academic Honors.
2007 Season: Saw action in all 106 games...totaled the second-most kills on the team with 278...posted a .262 hitting percentage, averaging 2.62 kills per game...had 42 assists and 30 service aces...picked up 84 digs...tallied 67 total blocks, including 63 block assists and a 0.63 average per game...season-high 18 kills versus Marquette (11/3)...picked up a season-high six blocks with six block assists in 3-1 victory over Southeast Missouri (9/8)...had seven digs at Louisville (10/7)...named to the Davidson Tournament (8/1) and Billiken Invitational (9/8) All-Tournament Teams...selected as the MVP of the Billiken Invitational (9/8).
Before UConn: Two-time All-Area selection from the Daily Herald in 2005 and 2006...earned All-Conference honors by the Chicago Sun Times and Northwest Herald as a senior...guided her team to a 10-0 record and a Fox Valley Conference Championship as a senior in 2006...team won the Regional Championship in 2004...high honor roll student throughout four years of high school...named twice to the PrepVolleyball.com Dream Team...National Champion in 2006 with Sky High Volleyball Club at U.S. Nationals...placed third in the Open Division in 2004 at Junior Nationals...team placed second in the National Division at the 2005 Junior National Championships and earned All-Tournament team honors.
Personal: Lauren Michelle Lamberti...born on Sept. 15, 1989...a medical technology major.
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