Women's Volleyball

Lauren Houg
17

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/L

Lauren Houg

09/05/2013

Volleyball Freshman Orientation: Lauren Houg

Defensive specialist has big shoes to fill

Shymansky on Houg:
"Lauren has been a top-notch libero for years, and earned her recognition this year in the state of Minnesota through hard work and dedication. We will need her experience, steady nature and ball control gifts to keep our program nationally elite."

High School: Houg joins the Golden Eagles from Wayzata High School as a first team AAA all-state selection by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association as a senior in 2012 ... Earned three varsity letters competing in volleyball and was a team captain as a senior for head coach Scott Jackson ... Averaged 7.7 digs per set (607 total) as a senior to lead the state of Minnesota and ended her high school career with 1,428 digs ... Averaged 5.6 digs as a junior (481) to lead the Trojans ... Houg helped Wayzata to a sectional semifinal appearance and a 21-9 record in 2012 and a 20-10 mark as a junior ... Named all-area, all-metro, all-conference in addition to all-state as a senior and was a finalist for the Minnesota Ms. Volleyball award ... All-area and all-conference as a junior (2011) ... Earned all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors as a sophomore in 2010, while Wayzata notched its highest win total (30-3) in program history and finished as state runner-up ... Set a career match-high with 53 digs in a four-set loss to Eden Prairie on Oct. 16, 2012 ... Listed on the 2012 Under Armour All-American Watch List ... Competed with Northern Lights Junior Volleyball on the club circuit ... One of three liberos selected in 2009 to the USA High Performance Continental Team to participate in the High Performance National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Personal: Houg was born in Saint Louis Park, Minn., and is the second youngest of four children to Wade and Barb Houg ... Has one older sister, Meagan, and one younger sister, Kaitlyn ... Has an older brother, Michael ... Father played baseball at Luther College ... Plans to major in marketing or psychology.

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