Position
Middle Blocker
Height
6'1
Class
Senior
Hometown
Belleville, Ill.
High School
Belleville West HS

HONORS AND AWARDS
2009-10 Vice President Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
2009 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (10/27)
2008 & 2009 SEC Community Service Team
2008 & 2009 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 Preseason All-SEC Team
2007 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2007 AVCA All-South Region
2007 All-SEC First Team
2007 All-Louisiana First Team
2007 CVU National Player of the Week (11/13)
2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (10/8)
2007 LSU Female Athlete of the Week (11/13)
2007 Mizuno Tiger Classic MVP
2007 Mizuno Invitational II MVP
2007 ESPN Academic All-District VI First Team
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC All-Freshmen Team
2006 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2006 All-Louisiana Second Team
2006 Collegiate Volleyball National Player of the Week (9/19)
2006 Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” (10/9)
2006 SEC Freshman of the Week (11/27, 11/13, 9/18, 8/28)
2006 LSU Female Athlete of the Week (11/21)
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
One of three Tigers to play in all 32 matches and 116 sets … Finished her career with 1,014 kills and 524 blocks … Joins Lisa Smith and Julie Stempel as only players in program history to reach 1,000 kills and 500 blocks … Her 1,014 kills are 17th, while her 524 total blocks are fourth in program history … Recorded seven or more digs in 24 of 32 matches after her career-high of seven was reached just once entering the season … Totaled 10 double-figure dig performances … Compiled 16 digs and six kills against No. 5 Stanford (Aug. 28) … Powered home nine kills on a .538 hitting percentage to go along with nine digs and four blocks against Long Beach State (Sept. 12) … Racked up 1.07 blocks per set in league matches to rank ninth in the SEC … Registered eight kills, six blocks and 13 digs against Tennessee (Sept. 18) … Ripped nine kills on a .571 clip and added six digs against No. 6 Florida (Oct. 11) … Slapped eight kills and five blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 18) … Notched a season-high nine blocks and tallied 16 digs at No. 7 Kentucky (Oct. 24) … Knocked 70 of her 149 kills, 47.0 percent, during her last 13 matches (Oct. 26-Dec. 5) … Ripped a season-best 12 kills in addition to 16 digs and five blocks at Tennessee (Oct. 26) en route to SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27) … Added 16 digs, six blocks and a career-best six assists at Arkansas (Nov. 8) … Totaled a career-high 21 digs against Alabama (Nov. 22) … Also surpassed 1,000 career kills against Alabama (Nov. 22) … Cranked eight kills, eight digs and five blocks against Tulane (Dec. 4) … Posted eight blocks and 14 digs versus Texas A&M (Dec. 5). 

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in LSU’s first 12 matches before tearing her ACL and MCL against Ole Miss (Oct. 3) … Was third on the squad with 93 kills prior to match … Averaged 0.98 blocks per set and totaled a season-best eight blocks in season-opener against Texas A&M (Aug. 29) … Cranked double-digit kills four times … Buried 13 kills to go along with a season-high six digs against Creighton (Aug. 30) … Popped 11 kills and added six blocks against St. John’s (Sept. 13) … Racked up a season-high 14 kills on a .444 attack percentage against Tennessee (Sept. 26) … Compiled eight kills and seven blocks prior to injury against Ole Miss (Oct. 3) and moved into eighth place on the all-time blocks list.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in 129 of 132 games in all 33 matches … Selected as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and an All-South Region honoree … Member of the All-SEC First Team and the All-Louisiana First Team … Selected the Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week (Nov. 13) … Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8) … Selected the LSU Female Athlete of the Week (Nov. 13) … Named the Most Valuable Player of the Mizuno Tiger Classic and the Mizuno Invitational II … Led the team, ranked second in the SEC and 19th in the NCAA in blocks per game … Also led the team, ranked seventh in the SEC and 87th in the NCAA in hitting percentage … Ranked second on the team in kills and kills per game and was 303rd in the NCAA … Recorded the fourth most single-season block assists and sixth best single-season blocks per game average in school history … Now ranks eighth in career block assists, 10th in career blocks and third in career blocks per game in LSU history … Tied for the fourth most block assists in a three-game match with eight and eighth most total blocks with nine against Georgia (Nov. 16) … Tied for the fourth most total blocks in a four-game match with a career-best 12 and for the sixth most block assists with nine against Rice on Sept. 1 … Posted the third highest hitting percentage in school history for between 15-19 attempts with a career-best .750 clip against New Orleans (Aug. 25)  … Recorded three doubles-doubles … Posted 22 double-figure kill matches, including six matches with 20 or more kills … Posted .500 or better hitting percentages in five matches and hit over .400 in 11 matches … Recorded a career-high 23 kills against Notre Dame (Oct. 23) … On two occasions recorded a career-best two service aces … Member of the ESPN the Magazine All-District VI First Team … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Played in 113 games in all 32 matches … Named the 2006 Louisiana Freshman of the Year … Named to the SEC All-Freshmen team … Selected to the All-Louisiana second team … Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on four occasions (Nov. 27, Nov. 13, Sept. 18 and Aug. 28), the most of any freshman in the league … Selected the Collegiate Volleyball National Player of the Week (Sept. 19) … Made an appearance in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” (Oct. 9) … Named the LSU Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 21) … Recorded the fourth most single-season block assists and third best single-season blocks per game average in school history … Tied for the second most block assists in a three-game match with nine against Marquette (Nov. 25) … Tied for the sixth most block assists in a four-game match in LSU history with nine at Kentucky (Sept. 17) … Led the team, ranked third in the SEC and ninth in the NCAA in blocks per game … Also led the team and ranked 10th in the SEC and 109th in the NCAA in hitting percentage … Ranked third on the team in kills per game and tied for third on the team in overall kills … Recorded three doubles-doubles … Posted .500 or better hitting percentages in five games, including a season best .583 against Texas A&M (Sept. 1) … Recorded back-to-back double-figure blocking performances with 10 apiece at No. 13 Tennessee (Sept. 15) and at Kentucky (Sept. 17) … Posted a season-best 11 blocks against Auburn (Nov. 5) … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Did not play and was granted a redshirt season … Member of the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters in volleyball and four letters in basketball (two from Belleville West HS and two at Ocean Springs HS in Mississippi) … Led her team to a third-place finish in the Illinois state tournament in 2004 … Selected the Belleville News-Gazette’s Player of the Year for both volleyball and basketball as a senior … Named a first-team all-state, all-area and all-conference selection … Team won the Quincy Tournament and finished second at the Belleville East Tournament … Led her team with 201 kills and 191 blocks as a senior … On the basketball court, was an honorable mention all-state selection … Led the Southwestern Conference in points per game (21.1), rebounds per game (11.2), steals per game (6.30) and ranked third in assists per game with 3.48.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lauren Elizabeth DeGirolamo … Daughter of George and Helen DeGirolamo … Has two brothers – Drew (30) and Tyler (17) … Born on Sept. 27, 1986 … Graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2009 with a degree in math … Serves as Vice President on the 2009-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Career Highs
Hitting Pct. (min. 5 kills): .750 New Orleans (08/24/07)
Kills: 23 Notre Dame (10/23/07)
Attempts: 56 Tennessee (10/12/07)
Assists: 6 at Arkansas (11/08/09)
Digs: 21 Alabama (11/22/09)
Service Aces: 2 five times, last Georgia (10/30/09)
Total Blocks: 12 at Rice (09/01/07)

 

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