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Lauren McCutcheon

  • position Outside Hitter/left Side
  • height 6-1
  • Hometown SImpsonville, S.C.
  • High school J.L. Mann Academy
  • Major Exercise Science
  • position Outside Hitter/left Side
  • height 6-1
  • Hometown SImpsonville, S.C.
  • High school J.L. Mann Academy
  • Major Exercise Science

Lauren McCutcheon Bio


  • SEC Freshman of the Week (8/30/21, 9/20/21)
  • SEC Player of the Week (9/20/21)
  • 2021 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2021-22 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2022, 2023 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2023 (JUNIOR)

  • Ranked third on the team in kills (217) while playing in 85 of the team’s 105 total sets for the year.
  • Hit .455 with 21 kills in the win over Miami, also adding four blocks and 13 digs (9/1).
  • Set a career high with five aces at Auburn (10/22).
  • Started both matches in the first weekend of November, totaling 25 kills in the seven sets (11/3-5).
  • Recorded a career-high 15 digs to lead the team at Mississippi State, also adding 10 kills (11/8).
  • Led the team with 17 kills at Georgia (11/17).
  • Hit a career-high .529 with 10 kills, also adding 10 digs in the win over Tennessee (11/25).
  • In seven November matches, she averaged 3.27 kills and 2.42 digs per set, and allowed just five aces in serve receive despite being served to 77 more times than anyone else on the team – 174 times total.


  • Returned from a preseason injury just in time for the season opener and ended the season with the team lead in kills (272).
  • Recorded a career-high 19 kills at Clemson, also adding four block assists (Sept. 6).
  • Hit .480 with 14 kills in the team’s match at LSU (Oct. 23).
  • Took her game to another level in November, averaging 2.89 kills and 1.96 digs per set with 12 aces and 24 blocks in the final eight games of the season.


  • Started every match and was one of two members of the team to play in all 103 sets for the season.
  • Led the team in service aces, ranked third with 221 kills, second in digs (226) and third in blocks (65).
  • Ended the season with 642 service receptions, 124 more than any other member of the team; despite the heavy workload, she finished the year with a reception percentage of .944.
  • Finished as the first Gamecock freshman since Juliette Thévenin in 2010 to total 200 kills and 200 digs in a debut season.
  • Led the team with 15 kills in the win vs. Rice, adding two aces, seven digs and three blocks (8/28) in the opening weekend of her collegiate career.
  • Hit .438 with eight kills and added four aces in a sweep of Clemson (9/3).
  • Averaged 3.50 kills and 3.50 digs per set in wins vs. Winthrop and High Point (9/20), earning SEC Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week. She is the first freshman in program history to earn the conference’s player of the week honor.
  • Totaled 13 kills, 10 digs and seven blocks in a win over Georgia (9/22).
  • Hit .350 with 14 digs and four aces in a four-set win at Missouri (10/1).


  • Earned five letters at J.L. Mann Academy, making the all-state and AVCA all-region teams four times.
  • 2020-21 Gatorade South Carolina Volleyball Player of the Year
  • 2019 Prep Volleyball High School All-American.
  • 2019 and 2020 Region Player of the Year.
  • 2020 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American
  • Played club volleyball at Upward Stars, making the JVA All-National Team and USAV All-Region team in her time at the club level.
  • Made the AVCA’s Phenom Watch List.
  • Represented the United States as a member of the Deaf Volleyball National Team, winning gold at the Pan American Deaf Games.


  • Daughter of Jason Pomar and Kendra Stout.
  • Stepfather is Joseph Stout.
  • Has two sisters, Jordyn and Kennedi.
  • Father Jason played baseball and football at South Carolina, mother Kendra played softball at Carolina. Her mother ranks fourth in program history for games played (259) and led the Gamecocks to the SEC championship and Women’s College World Series in 1997. Her father pitched for the Gamecocks, making 87 appearances over four seasons – tied for sixth in program history – and played for the football team during the 1996 season. He was taken in the 13th round of the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics.
  • Plans to major in exercise science, with a career goal of becoming an athletic trainer.