Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
Birth Year: 1982
Resides: Carlsbad, Calif.
Olympic History: None
Web Site: www.laurenfendrick.com
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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – In the final FIVB event of the season, competed with Nicole Branagh and finished fourth at the Bangsaen Thailand Open. Team won $5,600. Fendrick and Branagh defeated No. 2 seeded Jennifer Kessy and April Ross and No. 3 seeded Ekaterina Khomyakova and Evgeniya Ukolova of Russia before losing to Kessy and Ross in the semifinals... Competed in nine FIVB World Tour events with Brooke Niles (formerly Hanson), but could not overtake Jennifer Kessy and April Ross for the second spot on the U.S. Olympic Team... The pair's best finish was ninth in Berlin... The team won $17,950 for the season. 2011 – Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Hanson began the year by winning the first NORCECA event in the Cayman Islands. The duo then advanced from the country quota and qualifier to reach the semifinals in the FIVB season opener in Brasilia, where they finished fourth... They finished fourth again in their next event Shanghai for their best international finishes of the season... The pair earned $50,875... They are the third-ranked U.S. team on the FIVB World Tour and 10th overall... The pair finished the season in third place among U.S. teams trying to qualify for the Olympic Games. 2010 – Lauren opened the season with Ashley Ivy before partnering with Brooke Hanson around mid-season… Lauren and Ashley competed in six FIVB events with their best finish a 13th in Seoul, Korea. As a team they won $8,625… Lauren and Brooke competed in six FIVB events with their best finish ninth in Sanya, China. The pair won $9,075. 2009 – Lauren and partner Ashley Ivy competed in nine FIVB World Tour events. Their best finish was fourth place in Phuket, Thailand… They won $21,550 and finished the season ranked 61st. 2008 – Lauren and Ashley Ivy competed in three FIVB World Tour events. Their best finish was fifth in Phuket, Thailand. They won $11,250 and finished the season ranked 92nd… Lauren and Ashley also competed in two FIVB Challenger and Satellite events and won both. They won a total of $3,500… Lauren and partner Keegan Featherstone finished 13th at the World University Championship in Hamburg, Germany. 2007 – Lauren and partner Claire D’Amore competed in one FIVB Challenger and Satellite event and finished 17th.
DOMESTIC HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Finished second at Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Series events in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (with Brooke Niles) and Huntington Beach, Calif. (with Rachel Scott)... Finished third at Jose Cuervo events in Belmar, N.J. (with Brooke Niles) and Manhattan Beach, Calif. (with Rachel Scott). Also finished fifth with Niles in Hermosa Beach, Calif... Fendrick and her partners won $16,000 for the season. 2011 – Fendrick and Brooke Hanson won the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Series event in Miami and finished third in Hermosa Beach... They won a Corona Light Wide Open event in Cincinnati... They finished second at the NVL event in Miami and finished 2011 with 29,625 in domestic winnings. 2010 – Lauren played seven AVP events before the tour ceased operations on Aug. 13… Lauren played five AVP events with Ashley Ivy with their best finish two fifth places in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Belmar, N.Y. The pair won $9,900… Fendrick played two AVP tournaments with a fifth place in the final event in Long Beach, Calif., their best finish. The pair won $3,600. 2009 – Fendrick and Ashley Ivy competed in 12 AVP events, finishing fifth three times in Panama City, Fla., Brooklyn, N.Y., and San Francisco. The team won $28,455… Lauren also played in two AVP Hot Winter Nights events, finishing first in Portland, Ore., and winning $6,250. 2008 – Played in 12 AVP events, one with Angela Knopf and the rest with Paula Roca. She and Paula placed fifth at the events in Santa Barbara at Manhattan Beach… Lauren’s teams won a total of $31,650. 2007 – Competed in 13 AVP events with four different partners… Her best finishes were three sevenths, once with Brittany Hochevar in Glendale, Ariz. (5/10-13) and two with Tammy Leibl (Chicago on 8/2-5 and Manhattan Beach on 8/9-11). Her teams finished with total winnings of $20,538. 2006 – After a year off from the tour, Lauren competed in 11 events with five different partners. Her best finish was seventh in Manhattan Beach in her only event with Tatiana Minello. Her teams finished with total winnings of $9,125. 2004 – Competed in 10 AVP events with four different partners, including future Olympian Nicole Branagh… Lauren’s best finish was ninth in Hermosa Beach (7/22-24) with Nicole Branagh. Lauren’s teams finished with total winnings of $5,580.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Attended UCLA from 1999-2002… Played volleyball and softball her freshman year and was a relief pitcher as UCLA made it to the NCAA championship game where it lost… Pac 10 All Freshman Team… Honorable mention All-Pac 10 as a sophomore-senior… Academic All-American as a sophomore-senior… Served as one of three team captains her senior year.
OTHER VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Started playing volleyball in 1997 and played outside hitter with Strictly Volleyball in Vista, Calif. … Fendrick was a three-sport (volleyball, basketball, softball) athlete at Carlsbad and was the North County Times Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 1998-99 with a 4.74 GPA on a 4.0 scale… First-team volleyball All-American and Fab 50 player… First-team All-CIF and All-Avocado League… In the summer of 1998, Fendrick was the kill leader while playing on the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team... Has competed professionally indoors in Puerto Rico and Turkey.
PERSONAL: Born Lauren Marie Fendrick in 1982 in San Diego, Calif. … Parents are Leo Fendrick (deceased) and Merle Fendrick… Attended Carlsbad High School from 1995-99… Graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 2003 with a degree in communication studies… Received her law degree from USC and has passed the bar exam… Favorite food is Thai… Favorite books are by Robert Jordan… Favorite movie is Anchorman… Favorite TV Show is How I Met Your Mother… Favorite musician is Regina Spektor… Favorite team is the Padres… Most admired person is her mother because she is “the most patient, loving person I know.”
PARTNERS: 2012 – Nicole Branagh, Brooke Niles (formerly Hanson), Rachel Scott 2011 – Brooke Hanson. 2010 – Brooke Hanson, Ashley Ivy. 2009 – Ashley Ivy. 2008 – Paula Roca, Angela Knopf. 2007 – Holly McPeak, Tammy Leible, Paula Roca, Brittany Hochevar. 2006 – Heather Lowe, Tatiana Minello, Pat Keller, Ann Windes, Diane Pascua. 2004 – Paula Roca, Nicole Branagh, Ashley Bowles, Daven Allison. 2003 – Danalee Bragado-Corso, Julie Romias, Makalani Hovey.
Updated October 2012