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#1 Lauren Birks
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: La Jolla Country Day
Major: Science, Technology & Society
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As a Junior in 2014: 

• Joining the sand program after playing on the indoor team as a freshman in 2011

High School:

• 2011 graduate of La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, Calif.
• Four-year letter winner in volleyball
• Co-captain of the team for three years before missing most of her senior season to injury
• Team was the Division IV state champions, CIF San Diego Division IV Champion, and league champion in 2009 and 2010
• 2010 PrepVolleyball National Senior Ace
• 2009 PrepVolleyball National All-American and top-80 National Junior Recruit
• PrepVolleyball finalist for National Freshman of the Year in 2007 and Sophomore of the Year 2008
• Member of the PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 and Sophomore 79
• 2010 AVCA All-American Senior Watch List selection
• Named CIF State Championship MVP in 2009
• Also an All-Tournament and All-California first team pick
• 2011 CIF San Diego Senior All-Star selection
• Three-time all-CIF first team selection at both the league and division levels
• 2009 San Diego Hall of Champions first team selection
• San Diego Hall of Champions Star Athlete of the Month for October 2009
• 2009 MaxPreps California All-State first team selection
• League Player of the Year in 2009 by CIF and North County Times

Club Competition:

• Played for Encinitas WAVE Volleyball Club
• Team qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic national championships each of the last seven years, medaling four times - including a gold in 2009
• Named MVP and received all-tournament honors in 2008 and 2009
• Has medaled 11 times in the USA Volleyball National Qualifiers and SCVA Regional Championships since 2005, including four golds


• Daughter of Tom and Donna Birks
• Major is science, technology & society
• Considering a career in marketing, branding or business
• Enjoys cooking, yoga, traveling, photography, scuba diving, listening to music, and playing beach volleyball
• Has competed in several beach volleyball tournaments, winning a silver medal at the AAU National Junior Olympics in 2006
• Full name is Lauren Trichel Birks