2019: Posted a season-high 16 digs at UNCG (Aug. 31) ... Posted first double-double of the season (13 kills, 12 digs) against N.C. Central (Aug. 31) ... Was selected to the Eagle Challenge All-Tournament Team (Sept. 7) ... Notched a career-high 19 kills while hitting .368 in win over N.C. Central (Sept. 14).
2018: Played in 26 matches, starting 23 ... Recorded nine matches with double-digit kills, including a season-high 14 against Gardner-Webb ... Tallied 11 matches with double-digit digs, including her career-best 19 against Winthrop and Radford ... Collected six double-doubles for the season ... Finished the season with the third-most kills (205) and tied for the third-most digs (230).
High School: Played volleyball at Community Christian HS and was a six rotation outside hitter ... Her team was a three-time state champion and a four-time region champ ... Went undefeated during the 2016 and 2017 seasons ... Four-time All-Region Team member, as well as a four-time All-State award recipient ... Four-year letterwinner ... Earned the 2014 Coach's Award and the Offense Award ... Member of the GICAA All-Star Team ... Beta Club inductee, dual enrollment student, and member of the A/B Honor Roll.
Club: Clubbed with the Tsunami Volleyball Club as an outside hitter ... Medaled at every tournament and was a member of the first Tsunami team to qualify for open at nationals.
Personal: Lauren Jade Talbert was born April 5, 2000, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are David Talbert and Sherita Braden ... Her uncle, Pierre Braden, played football at Kansas, while her cousin, Chris Gaynor, played basketball at Winthrop ... She chose PC because of its sports, the environment, the academics, and the coaching staff ... Intends to study in the pre-med track.