Get to know some of the new faces on the Gopher Volleyball team, including this question and answer session with Lauren Barnes
2017 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
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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