Lauren Cook
Lauren Cook

Player Profile

Lincoln, Neb.

High School:
Pius X HS




Cook was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb. ... also played one year of basketball as a freshman and was a hurdler on the track team for two seasons (2007-08) ... earned the Andi Collins Award as the nation's top senior setter ... honored as the MaxPreps National Player of the Year ... named to numerous All-American teams as a senior, including the Under Armour, Max Preps and Mizuno Volleyball squads ... named to the Fab 50 in Volleyball Magazine ... is the all-time Nebraska high school leader in assists with 4,399 (unofficial total) ... helped the Thunderbolts to a third-consecutive Class B state championship, earning All-Tournament honors ... participant at the Nebraska All-Star match ... was the 2007 Gatorade Nebraska Volleyball Player of the Year, breaking her own state single-season assists record (1,341) ... named the National Junior of the Year by ... three-time All-City and All-State ... coached in volleyball by Jake Moore ... earned Academic All-State honors each season ... played club with Nebraska Juniors, which won the 17-U National Division title at the Junior Olympic Championships in 2007 and the 18-U Open Division in 2009 ... named tournament MVP in '07 and to the All-Tournament team in '09.

Born Lauren Alyssa Cook on Feb. 11, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. ... parents are Wendy and John Cook ... father is the head women's volleyball coach at Nebraska ... mother was a two-time All-American setter at San Diego State ... has one younger brother, Taylor ... has always been her dream to go to UCLA ... biggest athletic thrills have been winning three high school state championships and two club national titles ... favorites include the television show "Grey's Anatomy", singer Keith Urban and pro basketball star Dwayne Wade ... most admires volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak ... undecided on a major, but contemplates becoming a wedding/event planner.