Lauren Torvi Selected as Head Volleyball Coach at Minnesota-Morris

Lauren Torvi Selected as Head Volleyball Coach at Minnesota-Morris

MORRIS, Minn. – Lauren Torvi has been named the 15th head coach in the history of the University of Minnesota, Morris volleyball program.  Torvi comes to Minnesota Morris from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There she served as first assistant coach in a standout volleyball program boasting 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
 
"I am honored and excited to lead the program at Minnesota Morris and I cannot wait to get started," stated Torvi. "I look forward to getting to work with our student-athletes and build upon the recent success. I want to thank Jason Herbers (Athletic Director) and the search committee for selecting me to lead these student-athletes in an environment that is committed to success both on and off the court."
 
Torvi has been a key part of three nationally recognized NCAA Division III volleyball programs – at Colorado College, DePauw University and Springfield College.  As first assistant coach, Torvi helped Colorado College volleyball reach a two-year record of 64-13 including post-season play. She also led the recruitment of volleyball athletes for the national liberal arts college. Prior to Colorado College, Torvi was an assistant volleyball coach and graduate assistant at DePauw University where she helped take the DePauw women to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2000 and recognition on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25.
 
"I am extremely excited to have Lauren join our staff. Her energy and coaching knowledge will help the Cougar volleyball program immensely, said Athletic Director Jason Herbers. "Morris volleyball has been one of the elite programs in the UMAC over the last few years and I do not see that changing under Lauren's leadership."
 
As a middle at Springfield College, she was a two-time All-Conference player and helped lead her team to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight in 2011. Torvi was an American Volleyball Coaches' Association First-Team All-American, New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Year, New England Women's Volleyball Association Player of the Year and Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Volleyball All-Stars Offensive Player of the Year, all as a senior. She graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and minored in business administration. She completed her master's in sport and recreation management from Indiana State University in 2014.
 
Torvi has served as a USA Volleyball National Team Tryouts court coach, an administrative staff member at the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, and coach for numerous volleyball camps. She capped off her undergraduate program as an event management intern at The Ohio State University, assisting with the Big Ten's Women's Tennis Tournament and NCAA national championships for rifle, fencing, and Division I men's basketball.

Torvi believes in the NCAA Division III mission and environment where exceptional student-athletes succeed in academics, in athletics, and in life. She looks forward to "enhancing the lives of the young women at Minnesota Morris by building character and creating a culture of success."