17   Lauren Zielinski
Lauren Zielinski

RS Sophomore

Oak Forest, Ill.

High School:





NIU Outduels Buffalo, 3-1

T'ara Austin notches career-high 20 kills in victory


Huskies Rout Zips, Claim 3-0 Sweep

NIU holds Akron to -.027 attack percentage


Huskies Ace Central Michigan with 3-1 Win

NIU improves to 6-0 in MAC, moves to 5-0 against MAC West


NIU Outlasts Eastern Michigan, 3-2

Huskies record season-high 16 blocks against Eagles


Huskies Head to Michigan to Face Eagles, Chippewas

NIU off to first 4-0 MAC start since 1997

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: 12, twice (last at Miami [Ohio], Oct. 4, 2014)
Attempts: 40, vs. Arizona State (Sept. 12, 2014)
Hitting Percentage: .556, vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29, 2014)
Assists: 1, five times (last at Miami [Ohio], Oct. 4, 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: 14, twice (last vs. UIC, Sept. 16, 2014)

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