Lauren Barnes
Lauren  Barnes


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy





Freshman Feature: Lauren Barnes

Get to know some of the new faces on the Gopher Volleyball team, including this question and answer session with Lauren Barnes


Saw action in all 118 sets and 34 matches played • ranked third on the team in digs per set when she averaged 1.98 • also had 17 aces as a freshman, which ranked fifth on the team • played in both matches during the Big Ten/ACC and had 15 digs and one ace • made her collegiate debut in the 3-0 win over North Carolina (Aug. 25) • had 17 digs and three aces during the Diet Coke Classic • had 24 digs and an ace during the American Campus Classic (Texas tournament) • played in all 12 sets of the Boise State Classic and had 24 digs • had 12 digs against Michigan • had eight digs in the Iowa win • had nine digs, an ace and two assists in the win over Wisconsin • posted seven digs in the Purdue win • added 11 digs in the home win over Iowa • had nine digs in the two wins over Maryland and Ohio State • had seven digs and two aces in the win over Rutgers • added 13 digs in the NCAA Second Round win over Northern Iowa.

Played with Benet Academy and 1st Alliance Volleyball Club • a Prepvolleyball.com Preseason All-American and a Defensive Dandie • named a 2016 all-conference selection her in senior year • as the starting libero for Benet, helped the team win the conference in 2015 and the regional championship both her junior and senior seasons • as a senior, had over 500 digs and served at 93 percent • also played club teams, Lions Junior and 1st Alliance • team captain • also played hockey for 12 seasons, most recently with Chicago Mission AAA Girls, but stopped playing to focus on volleyball.

The daughter of Lee and Michaeline Barnes • born June 29, 1999 • has six siblings, Nick, Lee, Kathryn, Caroline, Jennifer and Jillian • interested in majoring in business • landed on the honor roll every semester while in high school.


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