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Cedar Crest Volleyball Player Lauren Seale is a Record Setter
The setter position, much like the quarterback in football or the point guard in basketball, makes the offense go on the court—and no one in the history of Cedar Crest College has done it better than senior business major Lauren Seale. A week ago in a home contest against Valley Forge Christian College, Seale broke the school record of 1,758 career assists, set in 2006 by Helen Luu. Her total stands at 1,817 assists with nine matches still to go this season.
Achievements like this don’t occur overnight. Seale has been playing volleyball since seventh grade. She played throughout high school in Delaware, and for her four years at Cedar Crest. When she arrived at the College she saw good opportunity to help the team as a setter and that has been her primary focus.
“I heard that Cedar Crest was a good school, and I have always played sports and knew that I could play both volleyball and basketball,” said Seale, who is also on the basketball team. “I was an outside hitter and a setter in high school and I really like to hit, but the first practice freshman year I realized that I was the best setter on the team and that has been my position ever since.”
While Seale is proud of her assists achievement, she realizes she couldn’t have done it herself.
“It is a great accomplishment to break the record for career assists, but I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I didn’t have the hitters getting kills. It is a team sport so to have this accomplishment is a team accomplishment,” she said. “All of my coaches have always helped me get better in every aspect of volleyball.”
Seale’s contributions to a young volleyball team still finding its way have gone beyond mere statistics this season.
“Lauren has been a consistent and dedicated volleyball player since she arrived at Cedar Crest. She’s a natural leader both on and off the court and has started every match in the past four years,” said Cedar Crest Athletic Director and Volleyball Coach Kristin Maile. “She works hard every practice and I’m happy and excited that she has achieved this milestone, which is sure to stand for a long time.”