Lauren grew up in an Air Force family that moved every 3 years. She spent 6 years of her childhood playing on numerous competitive soccer teams overseas, in England and Germany. She attended Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA. Here, she was a 4-year varsity soccer starter, earning multiple 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, District Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year, and Daily Press Player of the Year accolades. She also holds records at Jamestown for most goals in a game (4), most goals in a season (33), and is the all time leading goal scorer (89). She then took her soccer career to The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA, where she was a 4 year Division I student athlete. In 2014, she earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Health Sciences, as well as, a minor in Psychology. During her time at William and Mary, the team won the CAA regular season twice, competed in the CAA tournament 3 times, was the 2011 CAA tournament champions, and appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2011. She earned William and Mary All-Weight Room, Women’s Varsity Soccer Coaches Awards, and multiple Dean’s Lists’. She prepared for preseason by playing with the Tidewater Sharks in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, where she earned National Player of the Week. She started her coaching career in high school by sharing her knowledge and passion of the game coaching young rec soccer classes, and then was a camp counselor at the William and Mary summer soccer camps for 3 years. Upon graduation, she has been working at Tidewater Physical Therapy and coaching for the Tidewater Sharks Soccer Club in Williamsburg, VA. Here, she has been an encouraging and motivating head coach of multiple outdoor and indoor girls teams, coached the Summer Academy Program for boys and girls, lead personal training and technical directors training sessions, as well as, held fitness, agility, strength, and conditioning training for the club. She will be attending and graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in May of 2020.