Update on Lauren Clark — 2019 OH

[Updated 2-26-17]

According to multiple sources, Lauren Clark, a 6-1 OH who plays for Armstrong High School in Minnesota, has verbally committed to play for the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team, starting in the 2019 season. Welcome Lauren!

Media Wrap

Here are excerpts from articles about Lauren from the 2016 season:

Quick Q&A: Lauren Clark, Armstrong Volleyball

Jim Paulson, StarTribune.com, November 19, 2016

Clark, a 6-1 outside hitter, led the Falcons with 444 kills this season. She recently verbally committed to longtime Big Ten and national power Penn State.

Q: Why volleyball?

A: My mom played volleyball and I’ve always been one of the tallest people my age. I was just drawn to it.

Q: What is your favorite part?

A: [Blocking] sounds a little mean, but shutting down another person, that kind of feels good.

Q: What is your top skill?

A: The last time I checked, I had a 32-inch vertical. I’ve trained really hard, but a lot of it comes naturally. A couple of times I’ve been hit in the face because I’ve jumped too high when I was blocking.

For the complete article, Click Here.

Armstrong’s Clark looks to carry Falcons to glory

By Chris Chesky, SunPost, September 21, 2016

Lauren Clark has been a force to be reckoned with for the Armstrong High volleyball team since she first joined the program. Clark amassed 236 kills last season and has been on a similar tear this season, recording 48 kills in her first three matches of the 2016 season. “She’s a stud,” Cooper head volleyball coach Bryan Borgos said. “I know she’s getting recruited by some big schools already. “She’s fun to play against and we wish we could have a girl like that, but that would make life as a coach a lot easier.” Clark’s varsity volleyball career began during the 2014-15 season, her eighth-grade season, after she chose between volleyball and soccer. “I had to pick between soccer and volleyball and I thought volleyball would benefit me better in the long run,” Clark said. “I really love the game and I wanted to play at a more competitive level.”

For the complete article, Click Here.

Video Jukebox

Here’s a video of a kill by Lauren, posted March 11, 2016:


And a video of “Highlights from The Showcase in The Dells 2016”:

And here’s a video with an interview (short) with Lauren: