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Lauren Minkel
Lauren  Minkel


Honolulu, Hawai'i

High School:
Iolani School




49ers, Hampton set blocking records but Long Beach State falls to San Diego in NCAA Tournament

Long Beach State tied a season-high with 18 blocks against the Toreros.


No. 23 Long Beach State begins postseason jouney Friday night

Long Beach State will play San Diego at UCLA in the first round.


Ledoux, Minkel lead 49ers to 15th straight win on Senior Night

Ledoux finishes with 16 kills on .333 hitting in her final match in the Walter Pyramid.


No. 23 Long Beach State rallies for 14th straight win, defeating Central Michigan 3-1

Freshman Alma Serna picks up a double-double with 10 kills and 10 blocks for Long Beach State.


49ers block their way to their 13th straight win

Long Beach State finishes with 15 team blocks in the three-set victory.

Long Beach State: Begins the season with 1,221 career digs fifth all-time at Long Beach State ... Needs 465 digs to pass Heather Laudato for the school record ... Has had more than that number in each of the last two seasons.

(2010): One of three players to play in every set as a junior ... Started every match as the team's libero ... Led the 49ers with 504 digs on the year, averaging 4.13 per set ... The 504 digs was the third-highest single-season total in school history ... Finished fourth in the conference in total digs for the season ... Finished with double-digit digs in 31 matches, and had nine digs in the other two ... Led the team in digs in 20 matches ... Set a season high with 32 digs against Pacific ... Finished with 20 or more digs on seven occasions ... Made 20 digs at UC Santa Barbara ... Had 20+ digs in two straight matches with 22 at UC Riverside and 20 at CS Fullerton ... Made 29 digs at UC Davis ... Finished with 20 digs against Notre Dame ... Made 22 digs in the NCAA tournament against San Diego ... Also had 9 aces and 42 assists on the year ... Has made double-digit digs in 17 straight matches.

(2009): Played in 113 sets and every match as the team's starting libero ... second in the Big West, averaging 4.29 digs per set ... Her 485 total digs were the fourth-most in single season history at Long Beach State ... Has 717 career digs entering her junior season ... Was the team leader in reception attempts with 358 and a team high .939 reception percentage ... Led the team in digs in 24 of 31 matches ... Had over ten digs in 25 matches on the year ... Topped 20 digs seven times in 2009 ... Started off the season with 18 digs against San Diego and 19 against Texas ... Topped 20 digs for the first time on the year with 26 digs against New Orleans ... Also had 22 digs at Tulane in the same tournament ... 13 digs at Pacific started a streak of 13 straight matches with double-digit digs ... Reached double-figures in all but one of the last 17 matches, with the lone miss a one-play appearance against UNLV ... Made 34 digs against Utah, the seventh over-30 dig match in Long Beach State history and tied for the third-most ever in a single match for a 49er ... Added 14 aces on the year with just nine service errors.

(2008): A key member of the Long Beach State back row that played in every set of each match ... Made 232 digs over the course of the season ... An excellent passer, only made 12 reception errors over 233 attempts, posting a .948 percentage ... Tied for third on the team with 9 double-digit dig games ... Started the year with 12 digs against San Francisco ... Tied a career high with three assists against Florida State ... Posted the first of four straight double-digit dig matches at Cal Poly with 10 ... Set a career high the following match with 18 against UC Irvine ... Received serve 30 times without error against CS Northridge ... Made 14 digs in a season-ending win over Colorado State ... made 12 digs against Stanford in the NCAA tournament ... Made double-digit digs in seven of the team's last ten matches.

Iolani School: A four-year letterwinner for the Iolani Raiders in volleyball ... A three-time all-league selection ... Helped the Raiders to two state championship game appearances as a senior and a sophomore, earning an all-tournament nod ... As the team captain her senior year, led the team to a 19-2 overall record ... Garnered the Walter Goo Award for Academics and Athletics as a senior ... A member of the USA Volleyball high performance team for two years ... Also a two-time bronze medalist in the Junior Olympics with Maunalani VBC.

Personal: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Parents are Edward and Maria Minkel ... An honor roll and Headmaster's List student at Iolani School ... Sister Madisen has played volleyball at Portland ... Also recruited by Portland ... Major is business.

2010 Highs:
Kills: 1, 3x, last at UC Riverside (10/16/10)
Total Attacks: 2, at UC Riverside (10/16/10)
Digs: 32, vs. Pacific (10/9/10)
Assists: 3, many times
Aces: 2, vs. UC Santa Barbara (10/30/10)

Career Highs:
Kills: 1, many times
Total Attacks: 6, vs. UCLA (9/19/09)
Digs: 34, vs. Utah (11/28/09)
Assists: 3, many times
Aces: 2, 3x, last vs. UC Santa Barbara (10/30/10)

Career Statistics
2008 122 5 0.04 4 30 .033 25 0.20 2 232 1.90 0 0 0.00
2009 113 3 0.03 6 20 .050 44 0.39 14 485 4.29 0 0 0.00
2010 122 3 0.02 2 9 .111 42 0.34 9 504 4.13 0 0 0.00
Totals 357 11 0.03 8 59 .051 111 0.31 25 1221 3.42 0 0 0.00

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