3 Lauren McHugh
Lauren  McHugh


Lighthouse Point, FL

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons


Defensive Specialist



As a junior ('04): Finished fourth on the team with 175 digs and had six matches with double-digit digs after playing in every match...her season-high 19 digs came against Jacksonville on Nov. 6...in back-to-back matches against UNC Asheville and FIU she recorded two aces.

At the A-Sun Tournament ('04): Picked up one dig against Jacksonville.

As a sophomore ('03): One of four players to play in every game...recorded 41 service aces, second on the team, and finished conference play ranked third in the A-Sun with 0.62 service aces per game...was one ace shy of the school record when she recorded nine against Gardner-Webb on Oct. 17...had two games with double-digit digs, 12 against Jacksonville (11/8) and 10 versus Connecticut (9/26).

At the A-Sun Tournament ('03): For the tournament she tallied two service aces and 15 digs.

As a freshman ('02): Saw action in 30 matches as a defensive specialist...recorded a season-high 16 digs in three games against Miami (10/29)...in four of the last seven matches she recorded double-digit digs.

At the A-Sun Tournament ('02): Posted 20 digs in two matches...picked up a match-high two aces against Troy.

High School: Played for Louise Crocco at Cardinal Gibbons High School...led the Redskins with 56 aces and 157 digs...the team won the 3A State Championship her freshman year...four-year starter and recipient of the Outstanding Player Award all four seasons...received All-County awards each year...three-sport athlete: volleyball, tennis and soccer...captain of the tennis and volleyball teams...listed on the Honor Roll and a USAA All-American Scholar.

Club Volleyball: Played for Club Lauderdale for three seasons before finishing her final year with Club-4-U.

Personal: Elementary Education major...daughter of Joseph and Lorraine McHugh...born November 23, 1982 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL...was the senior leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the Business Exchangettes and Earth Now...completed volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and the Children's Home Society.

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