5 Lauren Helsen
5 Lauren Helsen
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coopersville, Mich.
High School: Coopersville (GRCC)
Position: Setter/Libero

2018 (Junior): Appeared in 21 matches and played 42 total sets in her first season with the Bulldogs ... Helped team win the GLIAC Championship and reach the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Semifinals ... Finished with nine service aces on the year.

Junior College (Grand Rapids CC): 
Transfer from Grand Rapids Community College ... Started 29 of 30 matches in 2017 and averaged 3.18 digs along with 6.97 assists per set ... During her two years as a Raider, she dished out 1,283 assists, 70 service aces, and 522 digs ... led the Raiders in assists, tied for second in service aces and digs ... in her two seasons, helped lead the Raiders to a mark of 32-0 in conference play, an overall record of 55-11 and the Raiders' highest national ranking since 2014 of #3 in Division II of the NJCAA ... was a two-time NJCAA Academic All-American ... claimed first-team all-conference and all-region laurels as a sophomore ... tabbed as recipient of the Merle Storr Student Leadership Award for contributions on the floor and in the classroom at GRCC.

High School:
Was a three-time first team All-OK Blue Conference performer at Coopersville High School ... twice earned all-region accolades on the prep level ... was also a two-time all-state honoree and team MVP ... set new school career and season assist records with 2,549 over her four seasons ... also ranked among the top 10 percent of her class academically and was a National Honor Society member ... led her prep team to four-straight conference titles along with the school's first regional championship in 2015 ... helped team to the school's first state quarterfinal berth along with a school all-time best 39 wins as a senior ... also competed in track and field ... claimed all-state honors in the 4x400-meter relay and was a three-time all-conference choice ... garnered all-state recognition in powerlifting ... daughter of Greg and Kalen Helsen.