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Lauren Hess ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies
  • Buckeye , AZ
  • Women's Volleyball
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Lauren Hess's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Club:
AZ Sky Volleyball Club
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
150
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
S
Sec. Position:
DS
Approach Jump
9ft 1in
Block Jump
8ft 9in
Standing Reach
7ft 1in

Personal Statement

As a young elementary student, I always looked up to the older volleyball players at my school.  I enjoyed watching the games and began to countdown to when it would be my turn to try out.  That day came in 5th grade and I soon found out I was not as powerful and graceful as the girls I had watched for years.  I wondered if I had selected the right sport and then I had a moment.  During one of our away games, I distinctly remember being in the front row and a ball was coming my way.  I remember finally making a good pass and in that moment I knew I could do it.  Since that moment, I have never looked back and have always worked to be the best player and teammate I could be. 

I am the oldest daughter of two public servants.  Service is in the DNA of the Hess family.  If I am not at school or the volleyball courts, you can find us at local events or building houses in Mexico with 1Mission.  In addition to volleyball, I swim during the summer season and have placed three of my four seasons.  I love the conditioning that swimming provides for volleyball. 

I have a dream to play volleyball in college and beyond.  I understand that dreams accompany hard work.  I have dedicated myself to a healthy diet, exercise program, lessons, and practice.  I am willing to do whatever it takes to play beyond high school.  When I set my mind to something, I follow through.  I have continued to keep a high GPA with honor classes while playing high school and club volleyball.  I understand that academics must be a priority this time in my life. 

Last season my high school made it to the State playoffs for the first time in school history.  I was so excited to get a chance to play at this level, especially as a freshman.  Just days before the big game, one of my biggest nightmares occurred. I twisted my ankle, which resulted in a sprain.  I was benched and it hurt in every way possible.  It was in that time that I found a silver lining.  While I sat in the physical therapist office for hours stretching and rehabbing, I discovered a new passion.  From that time on, I decided that would be the area I would like to study in college.  I would like to help other athletes get back on the court and doing the thing they love. 

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #3
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, Captain
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place, Sectional 2nd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #3
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-Conference, Region Offensive Player of the Year. AZCentral Sports HS Girls Volleyball Player of the Year Honorable Mention.
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #3
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 2nd Place
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #5
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2020 AZ Sky Volleyball Club (18G)
  • 2019 Az Sky Volleyball Club (AZ) (17G)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Arizona East Valley Juniors (16N1)
  • Notes: Finished 5th in Arizona and 25th in National Division at Nationals. Coach Megan Taylor, 760-500-1577 or megan.taylor@mesacc.edu
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 AZ Epic Volleyball (AZ) (14 Nationals)
  • Notes: Finished 5th at AAU Nationals, in 14 Classic. The team finished 12th in Arizona at the 14 championship age division, and proceeded to take most of the team to AAU Nationals under a new coach.
  • 2016 AZ Epic Volleyball (AZ) (13 Nationals )
  • Notes: This team competed in the 14 Club division of the Arizona region of USA volleyball. They placed 65th. Lauren also played at her first out-of-state qualifier with this team in Reno (Far Western National Qualifier).
  • 2015 Verrado Volleyball Club (12 Regional)
  • Notes: This team competed in the 12 Club division of the Arizona region of USA volleyball. They placed 30th.
  • 2014 West Valley Juniors (Regional)

Coach References

  • Private Coach
  • Kris Naber
  • High School Head Coach
  • Brian Weaver

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • 4th place regional swimmer in 2018. 3rd place regional swimmer in 2017. 1st place regional swimmer in 2015.

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies
State:
ARIZONA
Phone:
623-327-1757

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Lauren was enrolled in all of the available honors classes during freshman year (honors history, literature and biology). She is taking all of the available honors classes as a sophomore (honors government and economics, honors chemistry and honors English).
AP Classes:
Yes. DP History, DP Language and Literature, DP Biology, and Theory of Knowledge.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Member of the National Honor Society (NHS). Principal's List and Honor Roll. Winner of the IB knowledgeable scholar of the year for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Activity
    • FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
  • Activity
    • working trips with 1Mission to build houses for others
  • Activity
    • volunteering with toddlers at church.

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Statistics

Statistic 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Varsity Te
Attack Kills 70 38 1
Attack Errors 12 2 3
Total Attempts 193 94 11
Kill Percentage .301 .383 9.1
Assists 1220 380 133
Solo Blocks 8 0 0
Assisted Blocks 15 1 0
Block Errors 5 1 0
Total Blocks 23 1 0
Blocks/Game 0.6 0 0
Digs 304 134 36
Digs/Game 7.8 1.5 (D/S)
Receiving Chances 8 7 2
Receiving Errors 0 0
Aces 73 61 31
Service Errors 34 34 12
Serving Percentage 92.4 91.8 92.6
Games Played 121 90 (Sets Played)
Matches Played 39 49
Kills/Game .4 (K/S)
Assists/Game 4.2 (A/S)
Aces/Game 0.7 (A/S)
Blocking Percentage 0
 

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