3 Lauren Blanco
3 Lauren Blanco
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Franklin
Position: Libero
Major: Accounting and Finance
m 30
k/s 0.04
h % .048
a/s 0.32
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.15
d/s 3.21

Lauren Blanco Biography

2016 (Junior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Voted Academic All-Horizon League... Was the first YSU libero or defensive specialist to earn academic all-conference honors in program history... Named Team's Best Defensive Player... Started all 30 matches, including 19 times at libero... Finished the season with career highs of 353 digs, 3.21 digs per set, 16 aces and 0.15 aces per set... Upped her digs per set average to 3.93 in Horizon League contests... Ranked eighth in the Horizon League in digs per set overall, and she had the seventh-best digs per set average during conference play... Recorded at least 10 digs in 20 different matches, including 15 of 16 against league opponents... Finished the season with a career-high 28 digs in a five-set win at UIC (11/11)... Also surpassed 20 digs with 23 in a five-set win at Valparaiso (9/30)... Participated in the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts in March.

2015 (Sophomore) | Match-By-Match Stats: Played in 30 of YSU's 31 matches during the season and started eight times... Appeared in 91 out of 114 sets... Averaged 1.73 digs and 0.47 kills on a .040 attack percentage... Played in 57 out of 58 sets in conference play and averaged 1.91 digs against Horizon League opponents... Her 109 digs in league play tied for the third-most on the squad... Registered at least 10 digs in three matches, including back-to-back matches in starts at Wright State (13) and against UIC (15) in October... Also had 10 digs in the home finale against Wright State (11/10)... The 15 digs against the Flames were the most in her career... Had a career-best eight kills to go with her 13 digs at Wright State (10/13)... Had a pair of aces at Northern Kentucky (10/9)... Started at libero at Butler (9/18).

2014 (Freshman) | Match-By-Match Stats: Played in 45 sets over 27 matches, registering 12 kills, 37 digs and three blocks... Played in 12 of the Penguins' 14 league matches... Made her debut in the victory against Kennesaw State as the libero in the third set and notched six digs (8/30)... Also had six digs in three sets in the victory at Wright State (10/24)... Had two kills in four different non-conference matches... Notched three assists in the win over Virginia (9/12)... Had a kill and a block in one set in the win over Milwaukee while filling in for an injured teammate.

High School: As a senior, posted numbers that ranked second in Franklin High's record book with 31 kills in a match, 564 kills in a season and 1,539 attempts in a season... Was recognized as the District 1-5A Outstanding hitter as a senior, and she was named the Margaret Hussman Volleyball Tournament MVP and all-tournament team two other times... Added 483 digs to her 564 kills... Throughout her career was named Newcomer of the Year in District 1-SA, Prep Volleyball Honorable Mention, first-team all-district, all-city and AVCA Phenom 2012... Finished her career with 1,068 kills, the third-most in Franklin High School history, and 977 digs... Tied the school record with 127 career matches played and was third in school history with 2,820 career attempts... Helped lead the Cougars to district and bi-district titles in 2011 and 2012 and an area championship in 2012... In the classroom, earned academic all-state and all-district accolades... Ranked in the top 2 percent in her graduating class.

Personal: Parents are Gabriel and Natalie... Has two siters (Madison and Danielle) and a brother (Dante)... Major is biology... Is the 2016-17 recipient of the George E. Gasser Memorial Scholarship.

Recent Games
Oct 28 Wright State L, 3-0
Oct 29 Valparaiso L, 3-1
Nov 4 at Oakland L, 3-0
Nov 6 at Cleveland State L, 3-0
Nov 9 Northern Kentucky L, 3-1
Nov 11 at UIC W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 110 58
Kills 4 2
Kills per set 0.04 0.03
Errors 3 2
Total Attacks 21 14
Hitting Percentage .048 .000
Assists 35 22
Assists per set 0.32 0.38
Service Aces 16 8
Service Errors 21 16
Service Aces per set 0.15 0.14
Reception Errors 28 14
Digs 353 228
Digs per set 3.21 3.93
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 5 3
Points 20.0 10.0
Points per set 0.2 0.2
Matches started 10 1
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 vs. Ball State W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 27 at Fort Wayne L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Aug 27 vs. Murray State L, 3-2 1 5 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Aug 30 Duquesne L, 3-2 1 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 2 at Elon L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 3 at UNC Greensboro W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 2 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 3 at High Point L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 2 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 10 vs. Canisius W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 3 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 10 at Akron W, 3-0 1 3 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 13 at Robert Morris W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 1 2 1 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 16 vs. Southern Illinois L, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 17 at Dayton L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 17 vs. Loyola Marymount L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 24 Oakland L, 3-2 1 5 1 2 7 -.143 0 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 25 Cleveland State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 30 at Valparaiso W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 3 0 2 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 1 at Wright State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 7 Green Bay L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 2 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 8 Milwaukee L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 2 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 12 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 1 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 14 UIC L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 21 at Milwaukee L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 2 1 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 22 at Green Bay L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 28 Wright State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 2 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 29 Valparaiso L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 2 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 4 at Oakland L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 2 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 6 at Cleveland State L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 9 Northern Kentucky L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 11 at UIC W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 2 0 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 27 45 12 0.27 11 60 .017 10 0.22 3 0.07 37 0.82 0 3 3 0.07 16.5 0.4
2015-16 30 91 43 0.47 36 176 .040 13 0.14 5 0.05 157 1.73 1 5 6 0.07 51.5 0.6
2016-17 30 110 4 0.04 3 21 .048 35 0.32 16 0.15 353 3.21 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.2
2017-18 14 51 0 0.00 2 10 -.200 30 0.59 1 0.02 207 4.06 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.0
Total 101 297 59 0.20 52 267 .026 88 0.30 25 0.08 754 2.54 1 8 9 0.03 89.0 0.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 110 4 0.04 3 21 .048 35 0.32 16 0.15 353 3.21 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.2
Conference 16 58 2 0.03 2 14 .000 22 0.38 8 0.14 228 3.93 0 0 0 0.00 10.0 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 35 2 0.06 2 9 .000 12 0.34 3 0.09 117 3.34 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.1
Away 15 52 1 0.02 1 8 .000 18 0.35 10 0.19 181 3.48 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.2
Neutral 6 23 1 0.04 0 4 .250 5 0.22 3 0.13 55 2.39 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.2
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Wins 8 32 1 0.03 1 5 .000 12 0.38 6 0.19 126 3.94 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.2
Losses 22 78 3 0.04 2 16 .063 23 0.29 10 0.13 227 2.91 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.2
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August 4 16 1 0.06 0 2 .500 2 0.13 0 0.00 26 1.63 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.1
September 13 49 2 0.04 3 13 -.077 16 0.33 8 0.16 142 2.90 0 0 0 0.00 10.0 0.2
October 9 30 1 0.03 0 4 .250 13 0.43 5 0.17 118 3.93 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.2
November 4 15 0 0.00 0 2 .000 4 0.27 3 0.20 67 4.47 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.2