Name: Lauren Fendrick
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-1
Birthplace: San Diego
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
College: UCLA '03, communication studies; USC law degree '10
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (tied for 19th with Brooke Sweat)
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 Beach World Championships (silver medal with April Ross)
  • 2015 Beach World Championships (tied for 5th with Brooke Sweat)
  • 2013 Beach World Championships (tied for 5th with Brittany Hochevar)
  • 2011 Beach World Championships (tied for 5th with Brooke Niles)
Other Career Highlights
  • Tied for 19th with Brooke Sweat at the 2016 Olympics
  • Earned silver at the 2017 FIVB Beach World Championships with April Ross
  • Was a dual sport athlete at UCLA her freshman year, playing softball and volleyball
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  • Competed in nine 2018 FIVB beach events with various partners. Best finish was fifth with Nicole Branagh at Qinzhou, China three-star event
  • Earned her first FIVB medal, silver, at the 2017 FIVB Beach World Championships with April Ross; on the domestic AVP Tour, earned three bronze and one gold
  • Finished the 2016 season winning the AVP Championships
  • Fendrick and Sweat went 0-3 in pool play at the 2016 Olympics, tying them for 19th place. Duo was seeded in Pool A with No. 1 Brazil
  • In 2016 on the FIVB World Tour: had four fifth place finishes and two ninths with Brooke Sweat
  • In 2015, won silver at the 2015 NORCECA Continental Tour Finals with Sweat and finished fifth with April Ross at the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals; best finishes on FIVB Tour were five fifth-places with Sweat
  • Won one AVP tournament in 2016 and 2015, in Chicago with Sweat and Huntington Beach with April Ross
  • Between 2013-14, had best of five fifth place finishes on the FIVB World Tour
  • In the final 2012 FIVB event of the season, competed with Nicole Branagh and finished fourth at the Bangsaen Thailand Open, her most recent top-4 finish
  • Finished the 2012 season in third place among U.S. teams trying to qualify for the Olympic Games, with Brooke Niles
  • Between 2008-2011, had three fourth-place finishes among three partners
  • In 2004, Lauren partnered with four different athletes through 10 AVP events, including future Olympian Nicole Branagh, whom she finished ninth with at Hermosa Beach.
  • Has played on the domestic AVP Tour since 2003, with five first-place finishes. Was named Best Blocker in 2016 and 2014
  • Played professional indoor volleyball in Puerto Rico and Turkey following college
  • In the summer of 1998, Fendrick was the kill leader while playing on the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team
Personal: Married to beach volleyball player and Stanford beach volleyball head coach Andrew Fuller since 2013...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
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