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#8 Lauren Miles
Position: Setter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Tampa Prep

As a senior: Second Team All-CAA... VaSID Second Team All-State... VaSID Academic All-State... finalist for JMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year... CAA Commissioner's Academic Award... JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete... JMU Dean's List Fall 2008... Spring 2009 JMU President's List... Preseason All-CAA... recipient of prestigious JMU Thomas and Karyn Dingledine Scholarship for Achievement in Academics and Service... finished as JMU career record holder for assist average (11.38 per set)... second in career assists with 4,178... second in CAA in assists per set (9.82) and first in league matches (10.41)... 105th in NCAA in assists per set... 1,159 season assists rank 10th in JMU history... nine double-doubles... 15 matches of 40 or more assists and four with at least 50... nine matches with 10+ digs... 32 assists against New Hampshire... 44 assists against Virginia... 50 assists against Murray State... 32 assists against Radford...named to All-Tournament team in Golden Bear Invitational... double-double against DePaul with 41 assists and 10 digs... 42 assists against Liberty to move into second in career assists... 36 assists against Brown... 32 assists against St. Francis... 33 assists against Morgan State... 33 assists against Toledo... double-double against Georgia Southern with 38 assists and career-high 15 digs... double-double with 40 assists and 14 digs against Harvard... double-double against UMBC with 41 assists and 11 digs... double-double against George Mason with 51 assists and 10 digs... 41 assists, seven digs, five kills season-high 8.5 points against Northeastern... season-high 54 assists, 12 digs against Hofstra... double-double against UNC Wilmington with 46 assists and 12 digs... 44 assists against Georgia State... 40 assists, seven digs, three kills, three blocks against Delaware... 33 assists against Towson... 27 assists against William & Mary... 28 assists and seven digs against VCU... 47 assists against Hofstra, fifth-most for the season in the CAA in a four-set match... 27 assists, five kills, four digs against Northeastern... double-double with 53 assists and 13 digs against George Mason... 34 assists, six digs, three kills against Georgia State... 37 assists, nine digs, four kills against UNC Wilmington... CAA Player of the Week for final week of the season.


As a junior: Third Team All-CAA...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award.. Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt Invitational All-Tournament Team... Spring 2008 JMU Dean's List... posted 40 or more assists in 22 of 30 matches with 10 over 50, five over 60, and a career high of 76...set JMU single-season record for assists with 1,380...third-best season assist average at 12.55 digs per game to rank second in CAA and 43rd nationally...climbed into third in career assists at JMU with 3,019...currently JMU’s career assist average leader with 12.12...began the season with 41 assists and three aces in a victory against Rutgers...tallied 47 assists, five digs, three kills and two blocks against Davidson...totaled 41 assists against High Point...had a season high of five blocks against New Hampshire...achieved her first double-double against Charleston Southern with 46 assists and 10 digs...had another double-double against Elon with 42 assists and 13 digs...totaled 51 assists at Liberty...tallied an impressive 58 assists, seven kills, and five blocks to pull the Dukes ahead of George Mason...at Radford accomplished her third double-double of the season by having 61 assists and 13 digs...tallied 45 assists and four blocks against Towson...had 54 assists against Delaware...against Hofstra had 43 assists and five blocks...at George Mason had a season high of 64 assists along with eight digs and two blocks...tallied a season high of eight kills against Howard along with 43 assists...had 51 assists against VCU...totaled seven kills and 12 digs against William and Mary... became the first JMU player to pass 70 assists since 2000 with a career-high 76 against Georgia State along with seven kills and 10 digs marking her fourth double-double...totaled 46 digs and six blocks against Delaware...served a season high of three aces and had 51 assists against Towson...achieved a season high of eight blocks against Hofstra along with 12 digs and 47 assists to make her fifth double-double of the season...had sixth double-double with 60 assists and 13 digs against Northeastern...followed up with a seventh double-double tallying 62 assists and 11 digs against William & Mary...finished the season strong with 45 assists and two aces in the CAA tournament against Delaware


As a sophomore:  Second Team All-CAA... VaSID Second Team All-State... second in the CAA and 30th nationally with 12.92 assists per game... led the CAA with 13.13 assists per game in conference play... season average and total both second all-time at JMU... 11.79 career assist average is current JMU record... sixth in career assists after sophomore season... 15 double-doubles for the season... made all tournament team in the JMU/Days Invitational...tallied 54 assists to go along with eight kills versus Delaware... had a team high 53 assists while adding 13 digs versus Towson... had 41 assists while also posting five digs against Wake Forest... had stellar outing with five kills, 38 assists and 10 digs in win over Florida Atlantic... tallied a game high 59 assists along with seven kills and 10 dig against Rutgers... had a game high 45 assists along with 14 digs in win versus UNC Asheville... tallied 38 assists while posting seven kills, two aces and eight digs in win over Duquesne... had game high 33 assists to go along with 11 digs in victory over Canisius...tallied 42 assists and eight digs against Georgia State...notched 36 assists, seven digs and three blocks...tallied 63 assists to go along with two aces, eight digs, four blocks and three kills in win over Liberty...had another 63 assist game along with 15 digs and five kills against William and Mary...notched career high 67 assists while adding 13 digs and a block in win over VCU...had 61 assists and 14 digs against Hofstra...notched 58 assists as well as 10 digs and four blocks in win over Northeastern...had 33 assists, two aces, and 12 digs versus Mason...tallied 53 assists, four aces, five digs and two blocks against Radford...notched 45 assists to go along with 15 digs and a career high five blocks in victory over Delaware...tallied 62 assists, 14 digs and six kills versus Towson...Had six kills  seven digs and 49 assists  against Georgia State  Added five kills 10 digs and 66 assists versus VCU Put up 39 assists and three kills over William and Mary... had five kills eight digs and 56 assists... had 34 assists against Hofstra... added 41 assists and eight digs versus George Mason... finished strong with another double-double versus VCU with 59 assists and 14 digs along with four blocks in the semi-final CAA tournament match.


As a freshman: Tallied team-high 32 assists while dropping in three kills against Delaware... posted five assists at Georgia State... netted two kills of her own while assisting on a match-high 34 attacks and posting five digs and three block assists against Northeastern... posted five assists and a dig against the Tigers of Towson... set up 38 Dukes' attacks against Delaware and added a kill and three digs... had eight assists in effort against William and Mary... put up a career and match-high 44 assists and added a career-high four kills in win over UNCW... averaged seven assists at JMU Invitational with 35 for the weekend... posted 15 assists and four digs against Iona... added 20 assists against UMES and tied a team-high with six digs... had match-high 35 assists, posted 11 digs and two blocks against Hofstra... made CAA debut against Northeastern and added two assists to the winning effort... had match high 42 assists and added two aces, five digs, and four block assists against BGSU... made JMU career debut at UIC Invitational against the College of Charleston making 2 digs and 2 assists.


Before JMU: Garnered second-team All-State honors by Florida Sports Writers Association as junior and senior ... earned first-team All-Sun Coast St. Petersburg Times, first-team All-Hillsborough County as a senior... second-team All-Hillsborough County as a junior by Tampa Tribune...two-time All-Bay Conference performer at Tampa Preparatory School... named to the 2004 Tampa Bay Invitational and Berkeley Premier all-tournament teams... member of the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club, which won the 2004 Florida Region for the 18’s division... member of the 2002 and 2004 Team Florida... 2004 Team Florida won the USA Volleyball High Performance championship... recognized as among the top 250 high school seniors by prepvolleyball.com... one of only 12 nominated high school seniors for The Andi Collins Award given to the best senior setter in the United States by prepvolleyball.com... played for Michael Flynn at Tampa Preparatory.


Personal: Daughter of Dr. Kay Reed and Jack Miles... finance major... participated in competitive horse jumping for 11 years.


Career Highs

Kills: 8 at Delaware, 9/9/06

Digs: 15 vs. Delaware, 10/13/06

Assists: 67 vs. VCU, 9/24/06






































2007 110 92 38 324 0.167 1380 28 225 9 68 163
2008 118 94 31 239 0.264 1159 28 243 3 27 138.5













Getting to know Lauren...

Why did you choose JMU?

Because I loved the campus and the team


What is your major?



What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball?

The team, traveling, and getting to play on the sand :)


What do you want to accomplish in the 2008 season?

Win CAA’s.    


What is your pre-game ritual?

There’s not really any one thing that I always do before games. 


What is your favorite?


          Book: The Other Boleyn Girl


          TV Show: The Hills, 24, Intervention, House Hunters


          Music: Country




Where would you most likely be found on campus?



Something that few people know about you?

I sleep with the lights and TV on.   


Best class you've taken at JMU?



Favorite place you've traveled to?



Who’s the funniest on the team?

Sofia always makes me laugh with some comment or facial expression.


Who is your most stylish teammate?

Michelle because she can make her own clothes and we can shop for jeans together for seven hours straight.


What is your favorite road trip memory?

Definitely van wars.


Who eats the most on the team?

Without question, Lindsay Callahan because “she could cure world hunger if she stopped eating.”-Kelsey Mc