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New London resident named to Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall of Fame

Lenoir-Rhyne University added five members to its Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lauren McClelland Mauldin

One of the members of the Class of 2019 is Lauren McClelland Mauldin, a New London resident.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony was part of Lenoir-Rhyne’s Homecoming Weekend and took place in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the L-R campus Saturday.

Mauldin played for the Bears from 2004-07 and currently teaches at Mount Pleasant.

Mauldin stands as the best setter in Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball history with 5,558 career assists, 1,777 more than anyone who has donned an L-R uniform.

She was the starting setter for the 2004 conference championship team, the first SAC Championship in program history. In total, Mauldin led the Bears to a pair of SAC titles and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2004 and Second Team All-Conference in 2006.

Mauldin owns the record for single-season assists (1,671), single-season assists per set (12.11) and career assists per set (10.98) on top of career assists.

Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is not something I ever even imagined. It is such an honor and I am completely humbled by this experience,” Mauldin said.

She added her induction was a testament to her teammates as well.

“In order for me to hold assist records, there had to be great defenders on my team to pass the ball. There also had to be great hitters on my team to score. So this is truly about my whole team, not just me,” Mauldin said.

Mauldin also thanked her high school and club coaches for their efforts.

She is still involved with collegiate volleyball as an official.