Position
Middle Blocker
Height
6'0
Class
Senior
Hometown
Slidell, La.
High School
Slidell HS
  • 2002 Third-Team Verizon Academic All-American
  • 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2001 LSU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2001 Second-Team All-SEC
  • 2001 Second-Team All-Louisiana
  • 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2000 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2000 Second-Team All-Louisiana
  • 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 1998 Second-Team All-Louisiana

Senior Season (2002)
Earned Third-Team Verizon Academic All-America honors … Named to the Sugar Bowl Classic All-Tournament Team … Played in 47 games in 15 matches … Missed the final 10 of the final 12 matches of the season with shoulder injury … Led LSU with a .344 hitting percentage overall and a .337 hitting percentage in league matches … Ranked fourth on the team with 11 block solos and third with 0.72 blocks per game … Recorded a season-best 18 kills with a .500 hitting percentage at Florida State … Recorded a season-best seven blocks against Louisiana Tech … Hit better than .300 in eight of her 15 matches … Had 10 or more kills on seven occasions … Finished her career just 27 kills shy of 1,000.

Junior Season (2001)
Named Second-Team All-SEC and Second-Team All-Louisiana … Played in 21 matches while playing 57 games despite being hampered by shoulder pain all season … Led LSU with 1.37 blocks per game which ranked third in the SEC … She ranked second on the team and fourth in the conference in hitting percentage at a .370 clip … That mark is fourth best in school history … She was even better in SEC action, notching 1.51 blocks per game and hitting an astounding .404 … Recorded a season-high 14 kills in the win over Arkansas while hitting .542 … In total she had 10 or more kills on eight occasions, seven of which came in her last nine matches … Hit .500 or better six times and was better than .300 in 10 matches … Season-best nine blocks, including three solo, came in three games against Georgia … Nearly reached that mark in the next match when she blocked back eight attacks against Arkansas … Playing the majority of her time on the front row, she came up with 35 digs for the season.

Sophomore Season (2000)
Saw action in 93 games in 29 matches on the year … SEC leader in blocks per game in conference matches with 1.55 … Was named to the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team after leading LSU to the championship game … Struggled early in the year as she attempted to come back from shoulder surgery at the outside hitter position … In the first 13 matches of the year, she missed three and saw action in just 29 total games … She averaged just over two kills per game and hit .200 up to that point … However, beginning with the 14th match of the year, against Kentucky, she changed positions to middle blocker and became a major force in the SEC … In the final 19 matches of the year, she averaged 2.8 kills per game while hitting .240 … Recorded an astounding 1.72 blocks per game over her final 19 matches, a number which would have ranked her in the top five in the nation if done over the whole season … For the year, she finished with 244 kills and a team-high 126 blocks … Her 1.35 blocks per game ranks seventh in LSU history for a single season … Ranked third on the team with a .228 overall attack percentage … Best match of the year came in the second round of the SEC Tournament when she dominated Georgia with 10 blocks and 13 kills en route to a .345 attack percentage for the match … Recorded double-digit kills on 13 occasions while notching double-digit blocks twice.

Redshirt Season (1999)
Competed in 34 games in seven matches before taking a medical redshirt (right shoulder) for the season … Had 34 kills, 24 digs and 18 blocks in those matches … Season highs of 10 kills, seven digs and six blocks came against Houston, Stanford and Louisiana-Lafayette, respectively.

Freshman Season (1998)
Only freshman to see action in all 31 matches … Made big impact as she led the Tigers in kills for the season, becoming the first freshman in Tiger history to lead the team in that category … Came on late on defense as she had double-digit digs in five of last seven matches … Recorded double-digit kills in 25 of 31 matches while leading the team on 12 occasions … Six times went over the 20-kill plateau … Against Ole Miss, she had a career-high 26 kills … Recorded a career-high 18 digs and 19 kills in best all-around match against Mississippi State … Had a streak of 12 consecutive matches with double figures in kills at one point … Was also a force blocking, notching 62 total blocks, including five solo … Blocked back seven balls against UNC-Charlotte for a season high.

High School
Led Slidell to the Division I state title her senior year … Was a three-time All-District MVP, All-Parish MVP, All-Metro, and All-State Tournament selection … Was the St. Tammany Parish Athlete of the Year in 1997 and earned MVP honors at the LHSCA All-Star Game held at LSU … Was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and soccer and a two-year letterwinner in track and tennis, earning a combined eight district titles … Left Slidell as the school’s all-time leader in kills with 1,604 over her four-year tenure, including 563 her senior year … Off the court was named a Navy Honor Scholar and a Taylor-Audubon Scholar while a member of the Beta Club.

Personal
Full name is Lauren Elizabeth Cuyler … Daughter of Brian and Darilyn Cuyler … Has one younger brother, Kevin (16) … Received her degree in management in May 2001 … Entering MBA program this fall … Born on March 3, 1980, in New Orleans, La.

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