University of Iowa Athletics

#17 Leanne Lowry

Height 5-11
Class Fr.
Hometown Castle Rock, Colo.
High School Castle View
Leanne Lowry - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a sophomore

  • Saw action in 12 sets
  • Served at a .929, recording 14 total serves
  • Named to Academic All Big Ten
  • Letterwinner

Spring 2021 as a freshman

  • Academic All-Big Ten (Fall 2020)
  • Played in 17 matches this season, with six starts
  • Recorded team-high and personal-best 13 digs in first career start at #13 Purdue (Jan. 30)
  • Tallied at least seven digs on two other occasions (7 vs. Indiana on Feb. 5; 9 at Northwestern on Feb. 26
  • Registered personal-best two service aces on Feb. 6 against Indiana

High School

  • Varsity starter for four years under Scott Dowis at Castle View High School
  • Played club volleyball at Colorado Juniors under Shannon Krug and Colorado Momentum under Staci Laufenberg
  • Amassed 2,177 digs, 6.0 digs per set, 1,614 receptions, 256 kills, 154 assists, and 178 service aces over her career
  • 2017 5A State Champions
  • Holds the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) record for digs in a career with 2,177
  • Hold the Castle View High School record for career aces with 178 and career digs with 2,177 digs, as well as the season record for digs with 736 in 2017
  • All State as both an outside hitter and libero
  • Academic All State all 4 years
  • All Conference all 4 years
  • Committed to the University of Iowa in 2016 in 8th grade
  • Also considered Baylor, Colorado State, Creighton, Dayton and Nebraska
  • AVCA Phenom Watch List
  • 2019 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Under Armour All American (Honorable Mention)
  • 2020 Castle View Female Athlete of the Year
  • Accolades
  • 2017 Frosh 59 – The Best Varsity-Playing Freshmen in America
  • 2018 Soph 79 and Defensive Dandy
  • 2019 High School All American (Special Mention) and Defensive Dandy
  • 2020 Senior Aces (The 150) and Defensive Dandy
  • Coverage
  • Leanne Lowry, 5-11 libero, Castle View (Castle Rock, Colorado) – First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State, Lowry was a huge factor in the Sabercats’ run to the Colorado large-class title in 2017. She set a school record for digs in a season with 736 and passed serve at a 2.67 clip while adding 48 aces. The school’s career digs leader, an Iowa recruit, has been an impact player for Castle View since arriving as a freshman. “She simply makes plays that most other players can’t,” said head coach Scott Dowis. “She is a very technically sound passer, which allowed us to be in system the vast majority of the time. At times she would take two-thirds or the court and our opponents would still try to avoid serving her! The best thing about Leanne is that she is a fantastic person off the court. She is a 4.0 student, a leader and great role model for the other girls in our program.”
  • Leanne Lowry, 5-11 libero, Castle View (Castle Rock, Colorado) – Lowry was the only freshman selected to the All-Continental League First Team. In 88 sets, she had a school-record 518 digs to go along with 45 aces, 372 serve receptions with only 16 reception errors and 48 assists. “Leanne has a great feel for the game,” Castle View coach Scott Dowis said. “Her ability to read and put herself in a position to make plays is far advanced for a player of her age.”


  • Born June 28, 2002
  • Daughter of Chris and Lacy Lowry
  • Has one older sister, Lauren, who plays volleyball at Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Mom played softball and volleyball at Alma College in Michigan


  • Volunteer Highlights:  Soaring Hawk Elementary Field Day, Volleyball Enrichment Volunteer, Middle School Volunteer Coach, and Special Olympics Unified Sports Volunteer
  • Hobbies and Interests:  Family, friends, movies, music, concerts, reading, fishing, swimming, tennis, and softball
  • National Honor Society, National Girls & Women in Sports Honoree, and President’s Education Outstanding Academic Excellence Award