NAME: Lauren O’Conner
COACH’S QUOTE --“Lauren’s dedication and commitment to the sport of volleyball show her desire to be great. She has made tremendous improvements over the past 3 years that have put her not only at the top of her game but above other players her age. She not only dominates the net with her attacks and blocks but she has worked extremely hard to become a better defensive player and unlike most people her height, she plays all the way around. ” – Andrea Sullivan, Volleyball Coach.
SCHOOL: Scott High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Member USA Volleyball High Performance Team
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’5”-182 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Taylor Mill, Ky.
PARENTS: Brian & Karen O’Conner
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “My family”
FUTURE GOAL: Help UK win NCAA tournament; play professionally or for USA Olympic team
Prior to breaking a finger earlier this season, Lauren O’Conner was proving her reputation as one of Kentucky’s top volleyball players, ranked 31st best in the USA by PrepVolleyball.com and named an alternate on the USA Junior Olympic volleyball Team. Last season, Lauren recorded 430 kills, 160 digs, 49 blocks and 54 aces in leading the district champions. She was the first in school history to record 1,000+ career kills. “Lauren not only strives to be great on the court but is also an excellent student in the classroom and leader in our school,” says her coach Andrea Sullivan. Lauren’s numerous honors include last season being named to the district and regional all-tournament teams, NKAC Player of the Year, 1st team all-state, and ESPN Rise Top 10 players in the area. Active in community service, Lauren is a National Honor Society member and VP of Student Council. Lauren will play next year at the University of Kentucky.
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