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Lauren McCutcheon

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

Lauren McCutcheon Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 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 (FRESHMAN)

  • 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).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • 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.

PERSONAL

  • 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.

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