Miscellaneous: Stepped into right field vacancy last year after spending sophomore season in backup role ... top contender this year, but will be challenged for the starting spot ... solid defensively and has the work ethic and mental toughness needed to retain position. ... can cover a lot of ground ... has good throwing range to match talent of running the ball down in the gaps ... speed carries over on the basepaths ... will be looking for breakout year with the bat after going through a lean junior year... has ability to spray to all fields ... freshman year split between catcher and second base duties before moving into more natural position as an outfielder ... talented player who has also filled in as a pinch hitter and pinch runner ... three-year letterwinner.
2003: Quickly snared right field vacancy ... appeared in 42 games with 36 starts ... turned in strong defensive effort with season-high four putouts recorded in 6-5 11-inning nightcap win in completing doubleheader sweep of Manhattan at home field ... struggled offensively ... went hitless in first 10 games of the season ... broke out of the slump against Lafayette in Patriot League opener ... collected a pair of hits in back-to-back games followed by another in non-league series with Manhattan ... batted .250 during middle of season stretch ... recorded a pair of runs in sweep of Mid-Hudson foe Marist ... added insurance marker in 4-0 blanking in the first game, while producing first run in rallying fifth-inning explosion for 7-5 nightcap decision ... collected a pair of hits and runs in league series with Bucknell ... scored first run in three-run fifth en route to 5-0 victory in first day split that kept Army's playoff chances alive, while part of insurance runs in 4-2 tourney-clinching win the next day ... batted .139 in league action ... had a solid tournament run, batting .250 over the final three games ... recorded a pair of runs, including the game-winner, and hits in 8-7 edging of No. 3 Holy Cross as No. 4 Army avoided elimination ... snapped a tied game with the winning run in a two-run rallying seventh inning ... lone RBI of the season closed out Army scoring in 3-1 elimination upset of top-seed Lehigh.
2002: Ranked in the middle half of the batting leaders after hitting .250 mainly as a designated player or pinch hitter ... collected eight singles in 32 plate appearances, scored six times along with driving in three runs ... appeared in 30 games with starts in eight ... authored a .231 batting average in 13 at-bats in league games ... RBI fielder's choice delivered tying run in a two-run sixth as Army turned back Holy Cross 4-3 in league series opener ... competed as the designated player in three games at the Patriot League Tournament in 3-for-8 performance (.375) ... scored one of two Army runs in 11-inning 4-2 loss to Lehigh in first of two games in the double-elimination championship tilt ... competed at the NCAA Tournament ... called on as a pinch hitter in Army's 2-0 upset win over Utah and was a pinch runner against Arkansas.
2001: Appeared in 34 games and garnered 25 starts ... first college start came against Central Connecticut in third game of the season ... drew first hit in 8-4 road win at Penn, going 1-for-1 with three runs scored along with a steal ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI in a 10-4 win over Quinnipiac the following weekend ... scored a run as a pinch runner in a 9-4 Patriot League win over Lafayette ... also collected a hit in 1-0 victory over Holy Cross in league play the final weekend of the regular season ... collected first extra-base hit of college career at the Patriot League Tournament in going 1-for-4 against eventual champion Lehigh in the opening round.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Middletown High playing for coach Jim Brosch ... team captain and team MVP senior year ... hit over .400 in each of her three years as a varsity starter ... two-time first-team All-State selection ... led Middletown to consecutive conference championships in 1998 and 1999 ... an academic all-conference selection ... also lettered in basketball and field hockey.
Personal: Given name is Lauren Marie Shaw ...born Oct. 17, 1982 ... parents' names are Diane and Richard Shaw ... majoring in Law.