Lauren Fendrick

Lauren Fendrick

United States

Known as “The Gavel”, due to her Law Degree from USC and the way that she hammers balls down on her opponents, Lauren Fendrick is one of the best blockers currently on tour. Her partner, Brooke Sweat, went under the knife last year to fix shoulder problems that were threatening their chances of Olympic qualification. Thankfully, they are currently back on track and holding the second and last qualification spot for Team USA. In 2012, she was an alternate for the Olympic Team with then partner, Brooke Niles. When you combine her presence at the net with the excellent defense of Brooke Sweat, you have a team capable of shaking up podium positions. In 2014 they upset 5 teams that were seeded fifth or better during the FIVB season.

Height: 6′ 1″
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Birth Date: March 20, 1982
College: UCLA
Best FIVB Finish: 4th (four times)
Current Partner: Brooke Sweat


5th Place - 2011, 2013, 2015 World Championships