Hardrocker Volleyball Camps
Head Coach Lauren Torvi
Lauren Torvi Prochazka enters her third season as the Hardrocker Volleyball Head Coach in 2020. In the 2019 season the program earned the most RMAC wins yet since becoming a Division II institution in 2014. The program also saw its first win over a nationally ranked opponent, and its first AVCA All-American in Sophomore Outside Hitter Dana Thomson in the DII era.
Torvi comes to SD Mines after spending two seasons as head coach of the University of Minnesota, Morris volleyball program in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
During the 2017 season, Torvi led the team to its best record in program history (26-8); coached two AVCA All-American Honor Mention athletes; had the UMAC Defensive Player of The Year and Rookie of the Year honorees on the roster for second consecutive season; put six players on the All-Conference list; was awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award; and guided the program to its fifth-straight conference championship appearance.
Prior to UMM, Torvi was the lead assistant at Colorado College in a standout volleyball program boasting 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Torvi has been a key part of three nationally recognized NCAA Div. III volleyball programs – at Colorado College, DePauw University (Ind.) and Springfield College (Mass.). 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 (Ind.) 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.
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.