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Lauren Witte

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Hometown Mentor, Ohio
  • Last School Lake Catholic H.S.
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-4

CAREER HONORS
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017) 

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2018 (Sophomore)
• Started all 32 matches and played every set
• Ranked eighth in the Big Ten with a .341 hitting percentage
• Registered double-digit kills in 15 matches
• Tallied 90 blocks, including 20 solo rejections, to pace the Buckeyes
• Checked in second on the team behind 359 points and 294 kills
• Also had 33 digs, 10 service aces and seven assists
• Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic MVP and all-tournament team selection
• Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (Aug. 27)
• Came up with a career-high 20.5 points, 19 kills and five digs in the season opener against Albany
• Had a .846 clip when she connected on 11-of-13 error-free swings versus Ohio
• Posted 10 kills and six blocks in upset of No. 4 Penn State

2017 (Freshman)
• Started all 31 matches and played every set as a rookie
• Ranked ninth in the Big Ten behind 1.01 blocks per set
• Topped the team with 112 blocks (15s, 97a)
• BYU Nike Invitational all-tournament team
• Accumulated 192 kills and 33 digs

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• AVCA High School All-American First Team
• Invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Match & Skills Competition hosted at Nationwide Arena
• Led Lake Catholic to a 27-1 season en route to the state semifinals
• First Team All-Ohio
• Played club ball for the Eastside Cleveland Juniors

PERSONAL INFO
• Daughter of Mike and Cathy Witte
• Three siblings — Megan, Jack and Connor