Women's Volleyball

    Lauren Killian
    Lauren  Killian

    Los Angeles, Calif.

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    Opposite Hitter




    ? Ranks 10th among USC records with 248 career block assists.
    ? Ranks 11th among USC records with a .288 (631-211-1458) career attack percentage.

    As team captain, Lauren Killian led the Women of Troy to the 2002 NCAA Championship for the first time in 21 years... She played in all 32 matches with one start at opposite hitter... Averaged 2.02 kills, 0.42 dogs, 0.72 blocks and 2.42 points per game... Had a career-best performance against Stanford on Nov. 2 when she contributed a career-high 16 kills off of 29 attacks for a .414 hitting percentage and 16 total points... She hit a season-high .583 at UCLA on Nov. 15 with seven kills off of 12 attacks and no errors... Against Florida in the NCAA Semifinal (12/19), she led the team with eight block assists, one shy of her career record... Awarded a Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association Postgraduate Scholarship.

    Killian played in 29 matches and 94 games as a junior... Named team captain... She averaged a .309 attack percentage, 1.65 kills, 0.40 assists, 0.40 digs, 0.70 blocks and 2.03 points per game... Had her best performance of the year in the season-opener against UC Irvine (Sept. 1) when she collected 10 kills off of 14 attacks and no errors for a .714 attack percentage, in addition to making 7.0 blocks and collecting 13.5 points for the Trojans... She posted two additional error-free performances throughout the season with six kills off of 12 attacks (6-0-12) against Arizona State (Oct. 26) and four kills off of seven attacks (4-0-7) against Oregon (Nov. 21)... She also hit above .400 in 12 matches... She had a season-high five digs against Washington State (Nov. 3)... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team.

    Killian played in all 32 matches (102 games) and made one start in her second season at USC... She averaged 1.50 kills, 0.75 blocks and a .342 attack percentage.. Led the team with a .450 attack percentage (11-2-20) and added seven blocks at the Texas Invitational (Sept. 1-2)... Was flawless at the Met-Rx Invitational (Sept. 6-8), adding 15 kills off of 27 attacks with no errors for a .556 attack percentage... Against Temple (Sept. 8) she collected a career-best three solo blocks... After a five-kill, error-free performance against Washington State (Sept. 14), she made her first hitting mistake in 14 games against Washington, despite another .545 hitting display... Hit above .500 in eight matches throughout the season... Added a season-high 6.0 blocks against UCSB (Oct. 24)... Made her only start of the season against UCLA (Nov. 3)... Recorded a season-high 12 kills (.556) against San Diego (Nov. 14) and added four blocks... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team.

    In her freshman season with the Women of Troy, Killian played in 70 games and 26 matches... She averaged 1.67 kills and 0.94 blocks per game, finishing second on the team... She made her first start against Arizona State (Sept. 24) and led the team with a .500 attack percentage... Posted a team-high nine blocks against Arizona (Sept. 25)... Recorded a triple-double against Washington State (Sept. 31) with 10 kills and career highs with 10 blocks and 10 digs... Provided a spark for the team in the fourth and fifth game against Arizona State (Oct. 22) by serving the game-winning point in the fourth, and recording seven kills and two blocks on the night, including two of the final fifth-game points... Against UCLA (Nov. 19), she contributed a personal best two service aces... Hit a career-high .833 (5-0-6) against UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 27)... Broke two career-highs against Oregon (Nov. 12) with 12 kills and a .647 attack percentage... Named Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention.

    Killian is a 1999 graduate of Marlborough High in Los Angeles, Calif... A two-sport letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball... Named to the 1999 Volleyball magazine Fab 50 and was selected as the Jonathan Club Student-Athlete of the Year... In three years on the varsity squad, she earned first team All-CIF honors and Sunshine League MVP honors as a junior and senior... She was a member of the U.S. Junior National team in 1998 and 1999... In her final season, she earned a silver medal at the Junior Olympics... She played for the Asics West and the Renegade Nike club team as a prep under head coach Brian Heffernan.

    Lauren Christine Killian was born on July 31, 1981, in Los Angeles... The daughter of Don and Chris Killian, she has two brothers, Donny and Jimmy, and one sister, Elizabeth... She comes from a long line of Trojans, including her mother and father, as well as one grandmother, two grandfathers (who each played basketball at USC), one great grandfather, three uncles, one aunt and numerous cousins... Her father, Don Killian III, was a member of the 1977 USC NCAA championship men?s volleyball team... She chose to attend USC to pursue her dream of also winning a national championship wearing cardinal and gold, just like her dad... Her brother, Donny, played volleyball at USC in 2001 after playing three seasons at Pepperdine (he was an assistant coach for the Trojan men in 2002)... Her uncle, Doug, also played volleyball for the Trojans (1982-83)... She enjoys spending time with family and friends... She is a business major.