Lauren Carlini Signs First Pro Contract With Savino Del Bene Volley

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 28th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

After a tremendous collegiate career with Wisconsin over the past four seasons, Lauren Carlini has decided to take her volleyball talents to the professional level, signing her first professional contract with Savino Del Bene Volley.

Carlini has an impressive volleyball resume coming out of college, being one of the top setters in the nation for four straight seasons. Some of her major feats are that Carlini was the first player in Wisconsin history to be picked to the All-Big Ten Team all four years, ranks first in program history with 74 career double-doubles, ranks second in the programs with 5,599 assists. In addition, Carlini also ranks fifth in assists per set with 11.52 and tenth with 2.81 digs per set. In her freshman season, Carlini was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and an AVCA Second-Team All-American with 11.15 assists per set in 2013. Her remaining three seasons, Carlini was named as a First Team AVCA All-American selection.

Recently, Carlini was named as the first volleyballer in history to earn the Sullivan Award. Additionally, Carlini was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award that will be announced on October 22nd in Indianapolis.

Carlini’s prep days were a sign of her impending collegiate career as she was tabbed the #1 recruit by and was the 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year in volleyball.

Carlini was recently called up to the USA national team to compete at the Pan American Cup, where she helped the squad to Team USA’s fifth title. [email protected] win made the Americans the winningest country in the 16-year history of the event.

The Italian based club is in the Serie A1 League, the top-level of play in Italy. Last season, Savino placed sixth in the league with an 11-11 record on the season. Below is Carlini’s Twitter announcement:

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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