|High School:||Needham Broughton HS|
Transferred to East Carolina University following the 2011 season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Appeared in 29 matches, including 18 starts as a right side hitter ... Chipped in 1.74 kills, 0.54 blocks and 0.41 digs per set during her 101 frames of action ... Her 55 total blocks were third-highest on the team ... Notched 10 or more kills on five occasions, all in SEC action ... LSU was 4-1 when Willis reached double figure spikes ... Added five or more blocks three times ... Belted nine kills during her first career start versus Alcorn State (Aug. 26) ... Registered a career-best six blocks against Miami (Aug. 27) ... Connected for a career-high 13 kills in LSU's SEC opener at Ole Miss (Sept. 16) ... Ripped 12 kills on a .417 hitting percentage and tacked on three blocks at Alabama (Sept. 18) ... Started in nine of LSU's last 12 matches (Oct. 14-Nov. 26) ... Provided 10 kills against Georgia (Oct. 14) to open run ... Popped nine kills on a career-best .562 hitting clip versus Alabama (Oct. 21) ... Turned in an all-around solid effort with 11 kills, a career-best seven digs and four blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 23) ... Matched a career-high with six blocks at Georgia (Nov. 6) ... Laced 11 kills on a .429 hitting ratio versus Arkansas (Nov. 26) as LSU claimed its seventh consecutive SEC Western Division title.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Saw limited action in 12 sets over seven matches ... Four of her seven appearances came during non-conference action ... Chipped in kills during four of her seven outings ... Added digs and blocks on three occasions ... Corralled a season-best five digs in her LSU debut against Siena (Aug. 27) ... Powered home four kills on eight swings to go along with two aces against Alcorn State (Sept. 4) ... Recorded two blocks and a kill against Rice (Sept. 11) ... In SEC play, garnered blocks at No. 2 Florida (Oct. 1) and at South Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Popped a kill on five swings at Ole Miss (Oct. 15).
Coached by Tim Meserth at Needham Broughton High School ... Attended same high school as LSU basketball legend Pete Maravich ... LSU's 2010 recruiting class ranked No. 27 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com ... Ranked among Top 5 in kills (1,012), digs (767) total blocks (142) and service aces (125) during her four-year career ... Team won two CAP 7 conference championships in 2006 & 2008 and made four NCHSAA state playoff appearances ... Earned three CAP 7 All-Conference First-Team picks from 2007-09 ... Notched school's Female Athlete of the Year for 2009-10 ... Garnered AVCA Under Armour High School All-America Second-Team status ... Ranked No. 66 among PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces ... Played club volleyball for NC Elite ... Six-year player in USAV Junior Olympics Tournament from 2005-10 and finished 11th in American Division in 2009 ... Also played for USAV High Performance Girls Youth National A2 squad in 2008 ... Member of Honor Roll, Service Club and Sisters of Distinction.
Full name is Lauren Nicole Willis ... Daughter of Tim and Sharon Willis ... Born on February 23, 1992 ... Has one brother Tim (21), who attends East Carolina ... Majoring in elementary education ... Also recruited by Georgia, Houston, Oregon, South Carolina.
Hitting Pct. (min. 10 attempts): .562, at Alabama (10/21/11)
Kills: 13, at Ole Miss (09/16/11)
Attempts: 33, two times, last Ole Miss (10/23/11)
Assists: 2, vs. Grambling State (09/02/11)
Digs: 7, Ole Miss (09/16/11)
Service Aces: 2, vs. Alcorn State (09/04/10)
Total Blocks: 6, Miami (08/27/11)