Lauren Van Orden
Lauren Van Orden

Player Profile

Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Grandview HS

Last College:
San Diego State




Van Orden led the Bruins with 11.67 assists per set and 0.25 service aces per set and was fourth with 2.07 digs per set ... added 0.42 kills per set, a .224 hitting percentage and 0.51 blocks per set ... started 29 matches, appearing in 106 sets ... was fifth among Pac-10 players in aps and seventh in saps ... recorded nine double-doubles ... had 17 matches with at least 40 assists, eight with at least 50 and four with at least 60 ... had a season-best 64 assists versus Washington (Oct. 29) ... posted 63 assists to go with 10 digs against USC on Nov. 26 ... had 61 assists, 12 digs and a season-high three aces and 6.5 points in the NCAA First Round match against American on Dec. 3 ... added 60 assists, 13 digs and two aces at California on Nov. 6 ... notched 55 assists, 10 digs, four blocks and two aces versus Stanford (Oct. 9) ... also had 55 assists and 10 digs at Oregon on Nov. 19 ... registered a season-best 16 digs to go with 50 assists at Stanford (Nov. 5) ... had 52 assists in the NCAA Second Round match at Texas (Dec. 4) ... added double-doubles against Kansas State (31 assists, 11 digs) on Aug. 27, at UC Irvine (45, 14) on Sept. 18 and at Washington (29, 10) on Oct. 2 ... had a season-best six blocks to go with three kills, 41 assists and eight digs versus Saint Mary's (Sept. 3) ... notched five blocks and 42 assists at Hawai'i on Aug. 29 ... had an ace in 10 straight matches (14 total) from Sept. 9-Oct. 22 ... produced at least two aces in a contest seven times ... had at least three kills in a match on seven occasions, including a season-high four against UC Riverside on Sept. 4.

Topped SDSU in assists per set (11.07), also placing second with 21 service aces and third with 1.75 digs per set and a .259 hitting percentage ... started all 29 matches ... posted six double-doubles ... had six matches with at least 50 assists, including 61 against UNLV on Sept. 26 ... recorded six double-figure digs matches ... had 12 digs against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 23), TCU (Oct. 3 and 29) and versus BYU (Nov. 21) ... had three aces on a pair of occasions against Rice (Sept. 4) and CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 24) ... tallied a season-best six kills at BYU (Sept. 17) ... totaled five blocks in a match against San Jose State on Aug. 29 and Colorado State on Oct. 8.

Led the Aztecs with 24 service aces, was second with a .253 hitting percentage and fourth with 1.90 kills per set ... also averaged 4.73 assists and 1.54 digs per set ... played in 96 sets, starting 25 of 26 matches she played in ... recorded 10 double-doubles, including four in a row from Oct. 3-16 ... had a season-best 15 kills and 29 assists against UTEP on Sept. 13 ... added 13 kills and 28 assists against UNLV (Oct. 31), going on to earn co-Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors for that performance ... posted an ace in 17 of her 26 contests, including a season-best three at Baylor (Sept. 5) ... had two double-figure digs matches, notching 11 against Texas-Arlington (Sept. 5) and 10 at TCU (Oct. 23).

Was a four-year letterwinner at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. ... earned numerous awards as a senior, including Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year, Prep Volleyball All-American, Rocky Mountain News POY, All-State and All-Centennial League first team and MVP of the 5A State tournament ... hit .357 with 4.04 kills, 2.63 digs, 5.44 assists, 1.43 blocks and 0.84 aces per game as a senior ... also named second-team All-State and first-team all-league as a junior and second-team all-league as a sophomore ... helped the Wolves to three 5A State titles and one runner-up finish ... coached by Patty Childress ... played club with Front Range Volleyball and Colorado Performance ... led Front Range to second-place finish at the JO 15 National Division in 2005, fifth at the 16 Open Division in '06 and third at the 17 Open Division in '07.

Born Lauren Marion Van Orden on May 2, 1990 in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ... parents are Molly and Bill Van Orden ... is the youngest of three siblings, with sister Kirsten and brother Will ... chose to attend UCLA because of the competitive atmosphere, the intensity of the team and to win a national championship ... favorites include swimmer Michael Phelps, the movie "The Boondock Saints" and the Denver Broncos ... things she likes the most about volleyball are the tactical strategies, learning the game and how to win ... hobbies include reading and word searches ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as winning State as a senior with only two returning players from the previous season ... majoring in sociology.

Lauren Van Orden's Career UCLA Statistics


Lauren Van Orden's UCLA Match Highs

KILLS4, vs. UC Riverside (9/4/10)
TOTAL ATTACKS9, at USC (9/24/10)
ASSISTS64, vs. Washington (10/29/10)
SERVICE ACES3, vs. American (12/3/10)
DIGS16, at Stanford (11/5/10)
BLOCK SOLOS1, Four Times (last at Oregon, 11/19/10)
BLOCK ASSISTS6, vs. Saint Mary's (9/3/10)
TOTAL BLOCKS6 (0-6), vs. Saint Mary's (9/3/10)
POINTS6.5, vs. American (12/3/10)