Lauren Gaca #17

First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Gaca
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 0
Position: Left Side / OPP
Team: Beach Elite
Class Of: 2007
School: Princess Anne High
College: Virginia Wesleyan College
Years With Beach Elite: 0




  • Season highs: four kills vs. York College of Pennsylvania, one service ace vs. Trinity College of Connecticut, five digs vs. Gettysburg College


  • Season highs: six kills vs. Sweet Briar College and Roanoke College, four set assists vs. Meredith College, one service ace vs. Eastern Mennonite University, six digs and three block assists vs. Sweet Briar

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Leadership Scholarship recipient
  • Two-time Dean's List honoree
  • Two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic team member
  • Resident Assistant for three years

Prep Accolades

  • Two-time Utility Player of the Year at Princess Anne High School
  • Also competed in soccer and track
  • Graduated with honors; ranked 87th in a class of 410; member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society


  • Daughter of Lisa and John Gaca; dad attended the University of Evansville
  • Born in Denver, Colorado
  • Has one sister, Danielle, a student at Christopher Newport University, and a brother, Tyler
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "indescribable"
  • Enjoys country music and vacationing at the beach
  • A fan of former standout quarterback Troy Aikman and actor Johnny Depp
  • Favorites include the movie "Transformers," , the book "Where the Red Fern Grows," and the TV series "Glee"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "being part of a team."
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "aggressiveness and defense."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "go out strong for my senior season."
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "The Real World. I love hanging out with complete strangers."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I was born on Christmas Day and I highly dislike the state of Texas."
  • The most important advice I've received is:"own whatever you do" -- McCarren Caputa