Freshman Lauren Anderson is making a contribution in her first season at BYU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
Name: Lauren Anderson
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Who is your favorite athlete and why? Mia Hamm because she was my idol when I was little.
How old were you when you starting playing soccer? Six years old.
What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Regionals in Hawaii.
Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? Texas.
Who is the first person you call after a game? My dad.
What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection? A Walk to Remember.
If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be? Joey in Dawson's Creek.
What is your worst habit? Biting my nails.
Do you have any phobias? Spiders.
What is your nickname? "Lolo" or "Lo"
What phrases or words do you use way too much? "Get out of town" "I'll tell you one thing"
What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? Women's Soccer!
Lauren's Stats -
NSCAA High School All-American in 2007 ... three-time NSCAA All-Region (2005, 2006, 2007) ... two-time Rise Magazine All-Bay Area (2006, 2007) ... three-time All-League (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) ... Tri-Valley Herald All-East Bay in 2007 ... also won the Coach’s Award and was named team captain in 2007 ... three-time League Champions (2005, 2006, 2007) ... NCS Champions in 2005 and NCS Finalists in 2007 ... currently ranked No. 8 nationally by Studentsports.com ... also an accomplished sprinter in high school ... school record holder in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays ... three-time All-League honoree, NCS “Meet of Champions” qualifier, and recipient of Coach’s Award for sprinting ... 10-year member of the Mustang Fury and team captain since 2006 ... earned Mustang Soccer Club Student Athlete Award in 2007 ... State Champions in 2003 and State Semifinalists from 2004-07 ... 2007 US Club Soccer Regional Champions ... Tournament champions at Surf Cup (2004), Blues Cup (2006, 2007), and Las Vegas College Showcase (2005, 2006, 2007) ... Member of the Cal-North State Olympic Development Team from 2003-07 ... named to ODP Region IV Team in 2003 and 2004 ... Honor Roll member from 2005-08 ... Monte Vista Leadership Committee member 2007-08 ... three-time NCS Scholar Athlete (2005, 2006, 2007) ... National Honor Society member in 2005 ... All time leading scorer for Monte Vista High School ... Named to Top 100 Athletes in the East Bay by Tri-Valley Herald.
Parents: Cory and Stacy ... Siblings: Christian, Michael and Rachel.