Karlee Lursen enters her second year on the sidelines for Belmont Volleyball in 2018.
Lursen is a familiar face to the Bruin volleyball program after spending a year in the BU Athletic Media Relations office as a graduate assistant serving as the volleyball and women's basketball contact as she completed her Masters of Sport Administration in 2016. She also secured an internship with Belmont's marketing and game day promotion staff, helping to increase attendance at all home competitions.
Prior to her return to Belmont, she spent a year at Illinois State as the Director of Volleyball Operations, where she helped the Redbirds advance to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last season.
A standout outside hitter at Southeast Missouri State, Lursen was a perennial member of both the SEMO and Ohio Valley Conference academic honor rolls.
Karlee, a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, has also bolstered her coaching resume at multiple levels in her young career. She served as a head volleyball coach at the middle school and club levels. Additionally, she served as an assistant coach at Hamline (Minn.) University in 2013-14.