Lena Skipper

Lena Skipper

Player Profile


Melbourne, Australia

Last College:
Swinburne University





Lobos Take Down Alumni/Local Greats in Final Match of Spring

Competitive match between current Lobos and has-beens/local greats caps spring season


Lobo Volleyball Caps Spring Season with Alumni Match

UNM will conclude its spring schedule with a 7 p.m. MT match against former Lobos and local greats on Wednesday, April 17


Lobos Host Nine Teams for Spring Tournament on Saturday

Fans can take in 18 games on Saturday in Johnson Center South Gym


Stevens: New Mexico Lobo Volleyball -- 2012 Season Review

A young battered and bruised Lobo squad courageously banded together to win 20 games


New Mexico Drops Final Match at (RV) Colorado State, 1-3

Gunsaulus leads Lobos with 17 kills and 11 digs


2013 Volleyball Grass Bash

Seventh Annual Lobo Volleyball Grass Bash held April 20-21


Lobo Volleyball vs. New Mexico State

The Lobos hosted in-state rival New Mexico State in their annual Rio Grande Rivalry/Think Pink match.


UNM Volleyball vs. Colorado State

UNM Volleyball team faces Colorado State at home on Sept. 20, 2012


Lobo Volleyball hosting the Sheraton Airport/Comcast Lobo Invitational

The Lobos played host to Portland and UC Santa Barbara on day three of the Sheraton Airport/Comcast Lobo Invitational.


Lobos hosting Sheraton Airport/LA Boxing Lobo Classic

The Lobos defeat Southern but fall to Duquesne to finish 1-1 at day one of the Sheraton Airport/LA Boxing Lobo Classic.

JUNIOR (2012): Served as an outside hitter in her first season at UNM...played in all 33 matches and made 31 starts...was second on the team in kills with 233...had six double-doubles...had one of her best matches of the season at home (match was played in The Pit) against Boise State on Oct. 4, tallying a career-high 16 kills, hit .317 (16-3-41), recorded 10 digs and had a total of 17.0 points...served as the Lobos' libero on Oct. 6 and recorded 16 digs...had double digits in digs in 15 matches in 2012...fall 2012 MW Academic All-Conference...2012-13 MW Scholar-Athlete.

PRIOR TO UNM: A 2008 graduate of Eltham High in Melbourne, Australia...studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne...a member of the Australian National Team in 2012, participating in the Vietnam Cup...also played in the 2012 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships...played in the Australian Volleyball League with the University Blues from 2008-2011 earning the title of Vice Champions of the League from 2009-11...played in the Victorian Volleyball League with the Melbourne Falcons, 2005-11 earning a number of individual honors (Club Rising Star Award 2008, Club Coaches Award 2009, and Club MVP (2010)...a member of the 2011 Victorian All Stars team.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1990 to Adam and Sue Skipper in Melbourne, Australia...has two older siblings, Amy and August...was encouraged to look in to coming to UNM by former Lobo All-American and Australian Olympian Pauline Manser...has played volleyball competitively since she was 15...favorite athlete is Roger Federer...favorite food is vegetables...favorite movie is Breakin'...undecided on a major.


Kills: 16, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)
Attacks: 41, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)
Hitting percentage: .333, vs. Wyoming (9/22/12) (10-1-27) Assists: 3, four times, last vs. Air Force (10/6/12)
Service Aces: 3, vs. Southern, (8/24/12)
Digs: 16, vs. Air Force(10/6/12)
Total Blocks: 3, vs. UMES (8/31/12)
Solo Blocks: 1, three times, last vs. San Diego State (10/18/12)
Block Assists: 3 vs. UMES (8/31/12)
Points: 17.0, vs. Boise State (10/4/12)

Season sp-mp k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se dig d/s re ta rec % bs ba tb b/s pts. pts./s
2012 (Jr.) 123-33 233 1.89 145 815 .108 36 0.29 19 0.15 50 273 2.22 38 802 .953 3 21 24 0.20 265.5 2.15
Saturday, August 22
7:00 PM - 
vs. Alumnae (Exhibition)
Friday, August 28
8:00 AM - 
at Belmont
3:00 PM - 
at Albany
Saturday, August 29
5:00 PM - 
at Ball State