Women's Volleyball

15 Lauren Markle
15 Lauren Markle
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Metamora, Ill.
High School: Peoria Notre Dame
Position: MH

Lauren Markle will return for her fourth season of on-court competition with the Falcons. She will compete for playing time as a middle hitter.

2008: Appeared in 60 games... averaged 1.62 kills per games... best match of the season was against Palm Beach Atlantic where she recorded a season high 9 kills hitting .368... helped Montevallo to upset Arkansas Tech in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Volleyball Championship.

2007: Appeared in 16 matches... averaged 2.31 kills and .69 blocks per game... posted double figures in four matches, including a season-best 16 against Arkansas-Monticello... also had seven blocks (one solo) against West Georgia... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Arkansas-Monticello Invitational... one of 11 Falcons named to the Gulf South Conference Honor Roll. 

2006: Did not compete due to injury.

2005: Appeared in 35 matches... averaged 1.88 kills and .77 blocks per game... fourth on team in kills... double figures in kills in eight matches, including a season-best 14 against Ouachita Baptist... had seven blocks (two solo, five assist) against Ouachita Baptist and (one solo, six assist) against Martin Methodist.

High School: A two-time Mid State 6 All-Conference selection and led the conference in blocks at Peoria Notre Dame High School... her team was  the Mid State 6 Conference Champions.

Personal: Also competed for the Sports Performance Illini Elite Volleyball club of Bloomington... finished third at the Asics Junior National Championship in Chicago in 2005... earned the Student Athlete of the Week award and was a member of the National Honor Society... involved with Campus Outreach, Sigma Alpha Pi and Alpha Lambda Delta on campus, and coaches for Alabama Juniors as well... a management major at UM with a minor in management information systems, she is the daughter of Ann Marie and Randy Markle.