24 Lauren Aikels
24 Lauren Aikels
Height: 5-11
Year: So.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Westview HS

2014 Sand Season
Posted a 1-5 record at No. 2 with Sloan Lovett, and a 1-5 mark at No. 3 with Chelcy Motes…her win with Motes came against San Jose State in a 21-16, 21-23, 20-18 victory…win with Lovett came against San Francisco’s Jurja Vlasic and Malina Terrell, 26-24, 21-14.

2013 Indoor Season
Appeared in 23 matches, 45 sets and had four starts…of those four starts, three came at rightside hitter and one at outside hitter…averaged 1.58 kills and 0.40 digs per set…had a season-best 11 kills to go with a .269 hitting percentage at Boise State…had eight kills, five digs and a season-best .364 hitting percentage against Cal Poly…also had nine kills vs. North Texas…accounted for a season-high 11.0 points at Boise State.

2013 Sand Season

Played in all eight matches during the program’s inaugural sand season with partner Sloan Lovett…the tandem played at the No. 4 spot in the team’s lineup all year, and finished with a 3-5 record…the three victories for Lovett/Aikels came against Cal, Pacific and San Francisco…the pair won two of their final three matches of the season.

2012 Indoor Season

Appeared in 16 matches, including three starts and 31 sets played during her freshman season…finished with season averages of 1.29 kills, 0.58 digs, 0.32 blocks and 1.69 points per set…posted a season-high 12 kills vs. Portland State, and season-best six digs against Eastern Washington…during that win over Eastern Washington, she also had eight kills, three aces, a solo block and a season-high .467 hitting percentage…had eight kills, two aces and two blocks against Southern Utah.

High School
A 2012 graduate of Westview High School in San Diego…was a starter on the varsity volleyball team her entire high school career…was a three-time all-Palomar League selection (first team as a senior, honorable mention as a freshman and junior)…as a senior, she was also named first team all-section, first team all-county and the team MVP…as a freshman, she was recognized as Frosh 59 honorable mention by PrepVolleyball.com, which honors the top freshmen in the nation…started her freshman year as a middle blocker, sat out her sophomore season with a knee injury, and started at outside hitter her final two seasons…during her four years, the Wolverines combined for a 70-45 overall record and 26-14 league mark…as a senior (2011), she helped lead Westview to its second consecutive CIF San Diego Southern Section semifinal appearance…her senior season saw Aikels, who was the team captain, lead the team in kills by a large margin while also finishing second to the team’s libero in digs…in a 3-2 victory over Valley Center High School during her senior season, she finished with 26 kills, 21 digs and two aces…led the team in kills each of her final two years.

Parents are Vincent and Marilou Aikels…a kinesiology major…played four years for the Coast Volleyball Club of San Diego, where a number of her teammates signed Div. I scholarships…played travel softball for two years for the San Diego Renegades.