#8 Lauren Brand

Class: SR
Height: 5-10
Position: OH
Hometown/ High School: Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook

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Graduated from Millbrook High School… Lettered four years for the Wildcats… Named Academic
All-Conference all four years of high school… Earned team MVP honors and was the varsity captain in 2010… Named All-Conference in 2008-10… Awarded 2009 Varsity Effort Player of the Year, 2009 Varsity Passer/Setter/Hitter of the Year, and 2008 Varsity Passer of the Year… Editor-in-chief of school newspaper for two years… Editor and graphic designer of the nationally recognized Bridges newsletter for two years… Member of the National Honor Society… National History Club Student of the Year… Four-year honor roll student… Nominated and selected to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Academy… Selected for the Millbrook Leadership Academy… Athletic highlight was leading her team to the conference championship and continuing to the state playoffs.



Senior Year: 
Played in 126 sets across 33 matches played….Earned 315 kills on the season, including a season-high 21 kills in Loyola’s victory over SUNO on Oct. 8….Finished the season averaging 2.50 kills per game with a 0.196 hitting percentage…Also tallied 205 digs on the season….Sits in 9th place in Loyola volleyball record books in total kills with 1,019…Named to the SSAC All-Conference Second Team and SSAC All-Academic Team….Garnered Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.

Junior Year:
Active in 90 games played as a junior… Earned 164 kills including a season-high 12 versus Brenau on Sept. 14 and Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 7… Ranked fourth on the team in kills and kills per game… Finished third on the squad in hitting percentage (.202)… Notched 11 aces, two assists, 92 digs and 21 blocks on the year.

Sophomore Year:
Appeared in 105 sets across 34 matches in her sophomore campaign… Tallied 261 kills on the season including 21 against Belhaven in the opening round of the SSAC Championship Tournament… Collected five assists, four aces, 27 blocks, and 73 digs… Produced seven digs in Loyola’s matchup against Purdue Calumet in August…Named to the SSAC All-Academic Team.

Freshman Year:
Participated in 34 matches (121 sets) as a freshman… Third on the team in kills (279) including a career-high 25 vs. Belhaven University on Oct. 22… Fourth on the team in blocks (21) and fifth on the team in digs (97)… Recorded a career-high 21 blocks against Millsaps University on Sept. 15 and 16 blocks versus Trinity College on Sept. 2… Selected to the SSAC All-Freshman Team.

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Majoring in psychology… Born on March 22, 1993… Parents are Tony and Susan Brand… Has one younger brother, Johnny, and one older sister, Ashley… Favorite athlete is Misty May-Treanor… Hobbies include shopping and reading… Future career plan is to work with children with special needs.

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