6 Lauren Gobar
Lauren Gobar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond,Texas

High School:
Stephen F. Austin

Height:
5-3

Position:
Shortstop

Experience:
3 VL



Miscellaneous:: Earned respect of teammates in being elected a co-captain this season ... first time since 1997 the Black Knights have elected dual captains ...ranked among Army's Top 10 career leaders in several categories heading into final season ... set school all-time steals record last year (57) following 21 thefts ... latter mark was just one off school single-season record of 22 ... should break that mark as well as the Patriot League record after leading the conference in steals the past three years ... has averaged 19 steals per season and needs 15 to become the league's all-time leader ... heads into final season third on school charts for triples (10), which is just five off the record, fourth in runs (75), fifth in total bases (189) and tied for fifth in home runs (8) and doubles (21) ... .295 batting average 10 points shy of breaking into Top 10 ... should repeat as Patriot League all-star and is a candidate for regional honors as well ... team sparkplug who heads into third season as leadoff batter for second straight year ... turns the double play well with good range and arm strength defensively ... part of Army's combo that ranked second in the nation in double-plays per game (0.51) ... also instrumental in helping the Black Knights rank 24th in doubles (1.37) and 28th in stolen bases ... talented and dangerous hitter and speedster on the basepaths who will be looking to solidify position in the record books ... long ball threat while solid defender with excellent range and quick hands ... singled out for team honors every year ... won hustle award as a freshman, offensive MVP as a sophomore and team MVP junior year ... Dean's List student ... three-year letterwinner.

2004: Appeared and started in 48 of 49 games as the leadoff hitter ... earned first-ever all-star certificate with selection to the Patriot League's first team ... Black Knights' leader in several categories to include starts, hits (48), triples (3), total bases (74), at bats (163), runs (25) and steals (21) ... third straight year has led team and league in stolen bases ... became Army's all-time thefts leader with 57, while on collision course to break Patriot League record (71) ... ranked fifth on team in batting (.294) in compiling second-best single-season showing ... .352 mark in league play ranked third on team ... stood among league's leaders, overall and in conference games, in batting, hits, triples, runs, total bases and stolen bases ...pieced together an eight-game hitting streak early in the season (also hit safely in 13 of 14 games during that period) and twice strung together a six-game stretch in the latter half of season ... Army spun a 5-1 mark during those showings, dominated by league games ... along the way picked up Patriot League weekly honors following best stretch of the year after batting .393 as Army spun an 8-0 mark for week ending April 12 ... hit safely in six of those games while batting .393 in going 11-for-28 with a home run, 10 RBIs, six stolen bases along with scoring six times ... batted .385 (5-for-13) in league play that week in keying Army's four-game sweep of Colgate as the Black Knights knocked the defending champions and preseason favorite Raiders out of first place ... blasted a three-run homer in series opener to tie score at 4-all along with crossing the plate three times in 9-7 come-from-behind win ... went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, a pair of runs along with three stolen bases in 5-0 victory in third game of weekend series ... closed out performance knocking in the insurance run as the Black Knights completed weekend sweep with a 5-3 victory ... hit safely in four-game league series versus Bucknell, batting .389 (7-for-18) along with driving in three runs and scoring six times ... recorded multiple hits eight times with game-high three twice ... was 3-for-5, scored three times along with driving in a pair of runs in 12-3 series-opening win over Bucknell, while second three-hit performance came in 2-1 win over Colgate in opening round of the Patriot League tournament ... batted safely in all four tournament games in stroking .375 average.

2003: Army's top returning hitter after leading the way most of the season ... appeared in 39 of 47 games with starts in 38 ... collected 35 hits, fourth-highest on team, in 113 plate appearances ... closed out the season batting .310 to stand 10th in the Patriot League, while the team leader in runs (27), triples (7), total bases (59), stolen bases (successful on 20-21 attempts) and slugging percentage (.522) ...finished first in the conference in triples and stolen bases, fifth in runs scored, ninth in total bases and fifth in slugging percentage ... hit safely in nine straight games, including 14 of 17 during that run ... had eight multiple-hit performances, twice collecting three hits ... had a double and triple and drove in a season-high three runs in 3-for-4 showing against defending Patriot League champion Lehigh in closing out four-game series ... registered best league showing in four-game series with Bucknell as Army clinched a playoff berth ... batted .615 (8-for-13) along with scoring five runs and driving in three ... involved in eight of 15 runs as Army took three of four games in that series ... perfect in all three plate appearances (which included a pair of triples) in 5-0 win over Bucknell that kept Army's playoff hopes alive ... scored twice and drove in another ... had a hand in all four runs, including a two-run homer that snapped a 2-2 tie in lifting Black Knights to 4-3 final game victory in the series ... scored twice in the win ... closed out league play batting .347 with .694 slugging average and .373 on-base percentage ... committed just three errors in 73 fielding chances ... at league tournament, knocked in a run and scored another in the bottom of the third inning as Army rallied to tie the game 3-3, and came from behind again in the final inning to turn back Holy Cross, 8-7, and advance.

2002: Ranked third among the newcomers in batting .281and seventh overall ... drew starts in all 50 appearances, including all three NCAA games ... led the team and Patriot League in steals with 16 ... nine came opposite league opponents ... batted over .300 following the league championships to rank fifth on the team, but slipped under that mark following series with Princeton ... fifth on the team in hits (36) and fourth in doubles (6) ... 16 RBIs tied for third on the team ... nine multiple-hit performances ... batted .340 in league games ... went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in stroking a pair of back-to-back home runs in 7-0 blanking of Vermont ... first career dinger was a solo blast in the second inning, then ripped a two-run homer in the third stanza ... smacked third home run of the season in final game of series sweep against Bucknell ... ripped a two-run homer and scored twice in 6-3 decision ... batted .400 (4-for-10), scored five times and drove in a pair of runs in four-game series sweep of Lafayette ... batted .500 (6-for-12), scored twice and knocked in three runs in series against defending league champion Lehigh the following week ... was 4-for-9 (.444) and scored three times along with an RBI at the league tournament ... committed just two errors in the first 16 games of the season ... involved in 174 putouts ... played key role in turning 17 double plays ... earned league weekly rookie honors in first poll of the season ... turned in a 5-for-12 performance (.417) with a pair of doubles along with driving in three runs and scoring twice in helping Army jump out to a 3-1 season start.

High School: Four-sport standout at Stephen F. Austin High in Ft. Bend, Texas ... four-time all-district selection in softball and team MVP senior year ... also served as team captain ... earned four varsity letters on the diamond where she was a standout in the infield ... also a four-year letterwinner in track while earning three in cross country and basketball ... served as team captain in all three ... earned all-academic honors in basketball ... team MVP in track and three-time regional qualifier ... also met the standards for regionals in cross country.

Personal: Given name is Lauren Mary Gobar ... born Oct. 9, 1982 ... parents names are Jean-Marie and Larry Gobar ... majoring in French.

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