Lauren Smith

Lauren first started playing club volleyball with NAVC, before moving to the Pandas Volleyball Club in her 16U year through to Pandas 18U. Moving into post secondary, Lauren chose to attend NAIT where she played her first 3 years of eligibility as a libero, being awarded rookie of the year and team MVP in her first and third year. After graduating with her diploma in Respiratory Therapy, Lauren returned home to the Pandas and played her 4th year with the UofA Pandas where they won a bronze medal at USport Nationals.

Currently, Lauren has transitioned from student-athlete life to focus on her career as a Respiratory Therapist. Lauren is extremely excited to move into a coaching role, where she hopes to inspire our young women just as her Panda coaches inspired her during her volleyball career.

Playing experience

  • U of A Pandas – 2018-19
  • NAIT Women’s Volleyball – 2015-2018
  • Pandas Volleyball Club (16U-18U) - 2013-2015
  • NAVC (13U-15U) - 2011-2013
  • St.Francis Xavier High School - 2010-2013