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University of Arizona volleyball commit Lauren Rumel breaks 1,000 Career Kills

Lauren Rumel (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Catalina Foothills senior Lauren Rumel (6-2) broke 1,000 career kills during a 3-2 loss at Ironwood Ridge on Sept. 30. Rumel is now one of 77 athletes in the rally scoring era to reach that milestone in the state of Arizona.

Former Valley Christian standout Chanel Brown recorded 2,598 kills from 2007-2009 to lead the state.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA CAREER KILL LIST
1: Mia Sokolowski, Tucson (1,514) 2012-15
2: Taylor Lane, Amphitheater (1,219) 2008-10
3: Ainsley Malis, Tanque Verde (1,104) 2016-19
4: Stephanie Mendivil, Cienega (1,100) 2009-12
5: Lauren Rumel, Catalina Foothills (1,069) 2018-current
6: Aunesty Jantz, Ironwood Ridge (1,061) 2012-15

7: Bre Ladd, Canyon del Oro: 971
8: Abi Nash, Sahuaro: 957
9: Summer McDonough, Desert Christian/Pusch Ridge: 954
10: Andrea Owens, Salpointe: 934
11: Carissa Spalt, Sabino: 904
12: Kassidy Johnson, Cienega: 885
13: Ashley Robinson, Cienega: 860
14: Abby Russell, Salpointe: 839
15: Jazmin Rogers, Palo Verde 837
16: Grace Ehler, Marana: 815
17: Brielle Sterns, Sahuaro: 808
18: Erin Bradly, Amphitheater: 803
19: Emily Darwin, Benson: 778
20: Madison Sundholm, Salpointe: 777
21: Carly Lowry, Salpointe: 751
22: Michaela Christiaansen, Ironwood Ridge: 748
23: Alanna Duarte, Salpointe: 735
24: Sydney Martin, Desert Christian: 720
25: Bryn Popovich, Buena: 704
26: Summer Avery, Tucson: 703

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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