17   Lauren Zielinski
Lauren  Zielinski

RS Junior

Oak Forest, Ill.

High School:





NIU and Ohio Set for MAC Tournament Final

Huskies seeking MAC Tournament Championship since 2001


NIU Volleyball Advances to MAC Championship With Win Over Miami

Huskies will play for NCAA Tournament berth Sunday night


Huskies Open Postseason at MAC Tournament

NIU will open play Saturday against Miami or Western Michigan


Five Huskies Earn All-MAC Honors; Austin, Gonzalez Named Player and Setter of the Year

A program record four Huskies named to All-MAC First Team


T’ara Austin Named MAC West Co-Offensive Player of the Week

The honor is the junior’s fourth of the season


NIU-Toledo Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 3-0 sweep over Toledo Friday night, November 6.


NIU Invitational Highlights - SDSU and Iowa

ESPN3 highlights from the Huskies victories over South Dakota State and Iowa at Victor E. Court in the NIU Invitational


NIU Advances to MAC Championship

NIU defeated Miami in the MAC Tournament Semifinals, 3-0, setting up a championship date with Ohio in the final.


NIU defeats Milwaukee, 3-1

The Huskies defeated the Panthers, 25-18, 25-9, 22-25, 25-16.


NIU defeats Iowa, 3-1

The Huskies defeated Iowa, 3-1, with deuce set victories in the first and fourth to clinch the match.

2014: Played in all 31 matches with 14 starts and 113 sets...Finished fourth on the team with 216 kills and 1.91 kills/set...Ranked second for the Huskies with 73 blocks and 0.65 blocks/set...Set career records with 14 kills and 17 points against Toledo (Nov. 1)...Averaged a career-best .583 on 12 attacks against Akron (Oct. 17)...Recorded seven blocks against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 20) to set a season- and career-best...Posted six blocks apiece against UIC (Sept.16) and Eastern Michigan (Oct. 10)...Recorded 13 spikes, four blocks and 16 points against Bowling Green (Nov. 8).

2013: Played 85 sets in 29 matches with four starts at middle blocker...Finished in the top six in kills (76) and blocks (32) for the Huskies as a key reserve... Set a career high with seven kills against Ohio State (Aug. 31), then tied that mark against USC (Sept. 7), Belmont (Sept. 7) and Southern Utah (Sept. 13)... Recorded six blocks against Ohio State (Aug. 31)... Also accounted for a season-best 10.5 points against the Buckeyes... Scored 10 points off six kills and four blocks against Green Bay (Aug. 30)... Tallied three or more blocks in five matches.

2012: Redshirted

High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner ... Sat out senior season due to a torn right labrum ... Helped Marist post a 100-20 record (35-3 in East Suburban Catholic Conference play) as the RedHawks won conference championships in 2010 and 2011 .... Led the RedHawks to a regional championship as a sophomore and sectional championship as a junior ... Tallied 208 kills with a .414 hitting percentage and 540 block assists in 40 matches in 2010 to garner All-Conference honors ... Turned in 144 kills with a .302 hitting percentage and 466 block assists in 37 matches as a sophomore to earn All-Conference and the team's Most Improved Player honors ... Also earned a varsity letter in basketball as a freshman.

Club: 1st Alliance .... Won the Power League in 2011 and qualified for Nationals ... Took 10th at Nationals in 2010 and 25th in 2009 ... In 2008, finished third at the JVDA Championship.

Personal: Born September 17, 1993 ... Intends to major in physical therapy ... Daughter of William and Debra Zielinski ... Made honor roll in all but one semester at Marist ... Admires Kerri Walsh.


Kills: 14, at Toledo (Nov. 1, 2014)
Attempts: 40, vs. Arizona State (Sept. 12, 2014)
Hitting Percentage: .583, vs. Akron (Oct. 17, 2014)
Assists: 2, at Western Michigan (Nov. 6, 2014)
Aces: 1, three times (last vs. Northwestern, Aug. 30, 2014)
Digs: 5, two times (last vs. Colorado, Aug. 30, 2014)
Blocks: 7, at UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 20, 2014)
Points: 16, vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 8, 2014)

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