Class of 2024 outside hitter Lauren Harden announced her verbal commitment to Gators volleyball via Instagram Tuesday.
Currently a junior at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana, the No. 1 ranked high school for volleyball in the state according to Max Preps, Harden is described as a coachable, passionate and competitive leader who’s always looking to get better according to Sports Recruits.
Her recent accolades include: 2021 Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-State First Team, 2021 Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-District (4A North Central) and Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference.
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