Kansas City, Mo.
Park Hill South
Played in 109 sets... Academic All-Big 12 First selections... led team with 514 digs which ranks fourth in school history for a season... set a school-record for digs in a match with 41 against Texas A&M, mark was one shy of tying the Big 12 Conference record... tallied seven matches with at least 20 digs, including two with 30 or more... named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (11/9) and a CVU.com Top Performer for her efforts in helping the Wildcats defeat No. 23 Texas A&M and Texas Tech... tallied 60 digs over the two matches to average 6.67 per set in the span... finished third in the Big 12 with 4.72 digs per set overall and second conference play at 4.96... tied a career-high in service aces with four in win over Missouri (10/10).
Played all 123 sets... Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll... led team with 505 digs which ranks fourth in school history for a season...tallied eight matches with 20 or more digs to rank seventh for a career and third in a season...named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13) for her performances against Missouri and Oklahoma...had 50 digs combined in those two matches with a career-high 30 against Oklahoma...posted double digits in digs in every match but four and finished third in the Big 12 in digs per set in conference play at 4.25 per set...named to Varney's Kansas State Invitational All-Tournament Team...tallied 34 digs over the three matches... tied a career-high with four aces in win against South Florida (9/6).
Played in all 119 games and all 76 Big 12 games in her first season... Tallied 196 digs (1.65 dpg), 43 assists (0.36 apg) and 13 service aces (0.11)... Had four matches with 10 or more digs... Notched at least one service ace in nine matches and multiple service aces in two matches... Recorded a career-high 16 digs and also tallied a service ace at Baylor (11/10)... Made NCAA Tournament debut against Tulsa (11/30) with six digs and an assist... Tallied 12 digs and an assist in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Oregon (12/1)... Registered 14 digs and two assists at Hawaii (8/31)... Had 10 digs and an assist against Iowa State (10/27)... Notched nine digs and a career-high four assists against Colorado (11/17)... Also tallied four assists to go with five digs against Louisville (9/1).
Park Hill South High School (2003-07)
2006 All-State second team selection... Two-time All-Regional selection (2005-2006)... Four-time All-District selection (2003-2006)... Four-time All-Conference selection (2003-2006)... Top-50 Freshman High School Player in the city by Prep Volleyball... Named Top-150 sophomore in the city... Named as one of top-12 defensive specialists in the city in 2005... Named as one of the top Senior Aces of 150 players in the city... Helped the Panthers to three state Final Four appearances, including a state runner-up finish in 2003... Earned a state third-place finish in 2005... Finished fourth at the state championships in 2004... Four-time district champions... Three-time Mid-6 champions... Completed career with a 123-24 (.837 winning percentage)... Played in the 2006 Mo-Kan All-Star game... Academic All-State selection in 2003... Also was a letterwinner in basketball and track... Teammate of current Wildcat Abby Fay.
Lauren Michelle Mathewson was born on Dec. 22, 1988... Daughter of David and Pamela Mathewson... Sister, Jamie, was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas as a defensive specialist/libero... Majoring in business.