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Lauren Carlini
Lauren Carlini


Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora



Honors: 2014 First-Team AVCA All-Amerian ... 2014 Honda Sports Award nominee for volleyball ... 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year ... 2014 Big Ten Setter of the Year ... 2014 All-Big Ten ... 2014 NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament ... 2014 HotelRED Invitational All-Tournament ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 27, 2014) ... Big Ten Setter of the Week (Sept. 8, Sept. 22 2014; Nov. 3, 2014 [co]; Nov. 24, 2014) ... 2013 NCAA Championship All-Tournament ... 2013 AVCA All-American Second Team ...2013 NCAA Champaign Regional MVP ... 2013 and 2014 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

2014: Has started 31 matches and played in 106 sets ... ranked second in the Big Ten with 11.42 assists per set ... recorded a season-high 61 assists at Washington (Sept. 19) ... put up 52 assists at Northern Colorado (Sept. 5) and 51 against Missouri State (Sept. 13) ... leads the team with 0.42 aces per set (44 total), which ranks third in the Big Ten ... marked a season-high three aces against Notre Dame (Aug. 30), at Northwestern (Oct. 1), and at Michigan State (Nov. 9) ... has at least two service aces in 16 matches and at least one ace in 25 matches ... averages 3.04 digs per set for second on the team ... has 15 double doubles with 10-plus digs in 15 matches ... had a season-high 18 digs at Minnesota (Oct. 15) ... adds 0.69 blocks per set for third on the team ... has at least one block in 30 matches ... upped her season high to five blocks and set a new career-high with nine kills against Nebraska (Oct. 26) ... matched her season-high with five blocks at Indiana (Nov. 1)

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 (17) and one brother Tony IV (15) ... mother played volleyball at Appalachian State ... born Feb. 28 ... nickname is LC ... major is retailing

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."


Match Highs
Kills: 9 vs. Nebraska, 10-26-14
Attempts: 18 (2x; MR vs. Illinois, 11-19-14)
%: 1.000 (6-0-6) vs. Iowa, 11-10-13
Assists: 62 at 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: 13.5 vs. Nebraska, 10-26-14

Off the Court with Lauren Carlini

Favorites- Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: The Avengers; Food: Ice Cream; Holiday: New Year's; TV Shows: Gossip Girl and Graceland; Book: Harry Potter Series; Car: Audi R8; Musical artist: Drake; Athlete: Tim Duncan; Volleyball Player: Misty May-Treanor; Sports team: Chicago Bears
First started volleyball:
Earliest volleyball memory: I remember going to one of my first practices, with my "spandex" that were swimming on me and my kneepads that went from mid-thigh to mid-calf.
Most memorable volleyball match: In high school, winning the national championship my senior year and in college, beating Texas in the national semifinals
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is:
I love how committed and competitive everyone is. We come into the gym everyday and force ourselves and each other to be better day in and day out.
Before each match, I:
Listen to music and go through the scouting report
Best UW road trip:
The road trip to Seattle for the final four
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House):
One word that describes the team:
One word that describes me:
My teammates say I am:
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is:
Make dinner with the team
Most memorable volleyball achievement:
Gatorade Player of the Year my senior year in high school.
This summer, I:
trained with the National Team for three weeks, and got back to take a class and start working out with the team.
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be:
Setters in the back row could block overpasses.
My goal for this year is:
Win a national championship
Dream as a collegiate player
:Win three national championships
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball?
Probably doing some type of car racing or competing in another sport.
The best thing about Madison is:
How beautiful the campus is
Fantasy job/career:
An exotic car test driver
When you were growing up, what did you want to be?
A drag racer because of the movie Right on Track
My most prized possession are:
My headbands
I can't live without:
My phone
My secret addiction is:
Birthday Cake or Cookie Dough ice cream
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows:
I can't stand the texture of dry cotton balls or Q-tips. Freaky!
The best sporting event I ever attended was:
The finals match we played in last year
Nobody knows how much I love to:
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years:
The internet!
If I could live any place in the world it would be:
The Caribbean
A non-athletic talent I have is:
Making grilled cheese
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is:
To dance
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why?
Shawn Johnson because it would be interesting to see life from 4-feet-9-inches.
Who would star as you in the story of your life?
Jennifer Lawrence because she's hilarious
If I had a million dollars, I would:
Buy a really nice car
My bucket list includes:
Going white water rafting and traveling the world
Post-college plans/goals:
Play for the National & Olympic team and play professionally
Most famous people I've met:
Karch Kiraly and Kerri Walsh
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would:
Put me at libero
What is your favorite Coach Sheffield saying?
Stop dumping like your 5-7
What are you most thankful for?
My parents
What are you passionate about?
Literally anything I put my mind to
My favorite quote or motto is:
Bring it!
My worst habit is:
Biting my nails

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"A badger represents our team so well because it shows fight and passion - just like our team does."

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