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2013 (Junior): Enters her senior season with 2,758 assists, an average of 8.95 per set... Saw action in 26 matches, making 25 started, as Loyola's setter... Led the team with 793 assists, 8.09 per set, in the Greyhounds' first season of Patriot League competition... Finished fifth in the League in assists per set... Also posted 238 digs, 2.43 per set, and 48 kills... Posted nine double-doubles with 10 or more assists and digs in matches... Had a season-high 51 assists in the Greyhounds' last match of the season, a five-set win over Bucknell (11/16)... Also had four kills and 16 digs in the match... Posted 15 digs and 32 assists in a 6-2 format as Loyola beat third-place Army at West Point (11/9)... The day before, she had four kills, 38 assists and 14 digs in a four-set victory at Holy Cross (11/8)... Posted 48 assists to go with seven kills on just nine attempts at Lafayette (9/28)... Her .778 hitting percentage in the match against the Leopards was her career-best in a match with five or more attempts... Dished out 47 assists in a five-set win over Norfolk State in the Appalachian State Invitational (8/31).
2012 (Sophomore): Played in 26 matches as the Greyhounds' setter... Finished the season with 987 assists, an average of 10.07 per set... Her assists per set were third-most in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference... Pushed out 54 assists against Providence in a match that she also posted 14 digs... Had 52 assists and 18 digs against Rider in the Marriott Greyhound Challenge... Set a career-high with seven kills a day later against Charleston Southern and also passed out 48 assists in four sets... Had 61 assists, a career-high and 18 digs against Manhattan in October... Totaled 56 assists, 14 digs and four kills versus Canisius... Had a season-high 21 digs at Niagara.
2011 (Freshman): Started every match as the Greyhounds' setter in her freshman season... Posted 978 assists, an average of 8.73 per set... Had 36 kills and hit .103 while posting 191 digs, an average of 1.71 per set... Set a career-high in the MAAC opener with 57 assists against Siena and then had 46 the following day against Marist... Posted 39 assists and season-highs of 13 digs and five kills against American... Recorded 43 assists, four kills, four block assists and 11 digs in a home win over Rider.
Before Loyola: Earned four letters in volleyball at Lakeland (Fla.) High School where she was named the Polk County Player of the Year in 2010... Earned All-Polk County honors each year from 2008-2010 and was the Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010... Tabbed to the All-Florida Second Team in 2009 and 2010... Helped the Dreadnaughts reach the state semifinals in 2010, the same year it won the regional and district titles... Her team also won the 2008 district title... Played club volleyball for Tampa United with fellow Loyola player Tina Catanach.
Personal: Lauren Marie Andersen... Born in Lakeland, Fla.... Daughter of Randy and Lynn Anderson... Has two older siblings, Randall and Krista... Krista played volleyball at Villanova, and Randall was a golfer at Elon... Her mother was a volleyball player at Texas Lutheran where her father was a basketball student-athlete... Received the Math, Science, Art and Nulli Secundus Awards in high school and was voted most athletic... Also was the Keydette President, a senior class senator and a Spanish Club senator.