Lauren Carlini
Lauren Carlini


Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora



Honors: 2013 NCAA Championship All-Tournament ... 2013 AVCA All-American Second Team ...2013 Champaign Regional MVP ... 2013 AVCA All-Region ... 2013 AVCA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year ... 2013 All-Big Ten ... 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, Nov. 4, 2013 ... 2013 N.C. State Invitational All-Tournament Team

2013: Started 34 matches and played in 132 sets ... did not play in four matches due to a leg injury ... recorded a career high 62 assists vs. Purdue (Nov. 2) ... had a career-high 20 digs vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 14) ... put away a career-high seven kills at Nebraska (Oct. 5) ... active setter who averaged 0.99 kills per set ... hit a perfect 1.000 (6-0-6) vs. Iowa (Nov. 10) ... had a career-high six blocks three times--vs. UNI (Sept. 6), vs. VCU (Sept. 21) and at Penn State (Oct. 12) ... recorded at least one service ace in 20-of-34 matches, including a career-best four aces vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 6) ... averaged 0.22 service aces per set, second on team ... led team with 11.15 assists per set, which ranked third in the Big Ten ... added 2.82 digs per set, second on the team ... had double-figure digs in 22 matches to record a team-high 22 double-doubles ... ranked third on the team with 0.79 blocks per set

High school: 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year in volleyball ... No. 1-ranked recruit by PrepVolleyball.com ... Volleyball Fab 50 ... American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Under Armour All-America first team ... member of the USA Youth National Team in 2010 and 2011, competing in the 2011 Girls' Youth World Championship in Turkey ... named the most valuable player of the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships ... earned four AAU All-America awards ... named the 2012 Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year ... first player to be named the captain of the Daily Herald all-area team three times ... four-time unanimous all-conference pick ... led her team to the 2012 Dupage Valley Conference ... named to all-state teams by the Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette ... named an ESPN Player on the Rise and Max Preps Player of the Week in 2011-12

Personal: Parents are Tony and Gale Carlini ... has one sister, Alyssa (16) and one brother Tony IV (14) ... mother played volleyball at Appalachian State ... born Feb. 28 ... nickname is Carlini ... major is undeclared

Why Wisconsin?

"I've always loved the tradition and atmosphere of not only the volleyball program but also the entire campus. It is a great school and was the perfect fit for me."

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2013 132 34/34 0.99 .219 11.15 0.22 2.82 0.79 215.0 1.63
Career 132 34/34 0.99 .219 11.15 0.22 2.82 0.79 215.0 1.63
Match Highs
Kills: 7 vs. Nebraska, 10-5-13
Attempts: 18 (3x; MR at Purdue, 11-2-13)
%: 1.000 vs. Iowa, 11-10-13
Assists: 62 vs. Purdue, 11-2-13
Aces: 4 vs. Milwaukee, 12-6-13
Digs: 20 vs. Milwaukee, 9-14-13
Blocks: 6 (3x; MR at Penn State, 10-12-13)
Points: 10.5 at Nebraska, 10-5-13

Off the Court with Lauren Carlini

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: The Avengers; Celebrity: Sandra Bullock; Food: Ice Cream; TV Show: Gossip Girl and Nikita; Book: Harry Potter Series; Car: Audi R8; Musical artist: Usher; Athlete: JJ Watt; Volleyball Player: Alisha Glass; Sports team: Chicago Bears
First started volleyball: Age 6/ First grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The team and the support the program receives
Before each match, I: Listen to music
One word that describes me: Fierce
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Winning the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of The Year
This summer, I: Worked out a ton! I lifted, did yoga, and a lot of swimming. I also went to Florida for AAU's and California for the ESPY awards. Other than that, I took a lot of time to relax and a small break from volleyball
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I chose No. 1 because that is my USA Volleyball jersey number and I hope to keep it the rest of my career.
The best thing about the Field House is: The fans and the crazy atmosphere on game days
My goal for this year is: Help the team in anyway I can and win a BIG10 Championship
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a National Championship - more than once is good too.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I would be a drag racer
The best thing about Madison is: State Street. It is always so lively and there is always something to do.
Fantasy job/career: Professional Volleyball Player
My most prized possessions are: My All-American trophies
I can't live without: My phone
My secret addiction is: Say Yes to The Dress
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I can't stand the texture of dry cotton balls or Q-tips--freaky!
The community service activity or group I most like: Talking to kids for Project Alert
The best sporting event I ever attended was: Turkey vs China volleyball match
Nobody knows how much I love to: Dance
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The cell phone
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Sicily
A non-athletic talent I have is: Eating
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Michael Phelps because I would want to know how being an Olympian feels and what is it like to be able to swim, since I can't.
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Emma Watson
If I had a million dollars: I'd buy an Audi R8, buy my parents a new house, and save the rest
How would you like to change the world? Give back to the community
My bucket list includes: Traveling the world, Play in the Olympics
Post-college plans/goals: Play professional volleyball overseas, and play on the Olympic Team
Most famous person I've ever met: Kerri Walsh-Jennings
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Switch everyone's positions around so I could play libero.
My dream date would be: On a beach in Maldives
What are you most thankful for? A supporting family
What are you passionate about? Anything I set my mind to
My favorite quote or motto is: It's never crowded along the extra mile.
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Every little bit counts
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Be passionate about what you do.
My worst habit is: Biting my nails
I am afraid of: Heights and things that crawl

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being a Badger means being the best you can be in every aspect of your life. A true Badger is a force to be reckoned with and someone who will always fight for what they want."

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