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    Lauren Murray
    Lauren Murray

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Cross River, N.Y.

    High School:
    John Jay

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    M



    2014: Has earned a starting role in NU midfield ... Also NU's primary backup in the draw circle to Alyssa Leonard ... Set a career high with four draw controls against Marquette ... Scored once at Ohio State ... Made first start of the season at Michigan and recorded three draw controls ... Matched her career best with four draw controls at Syracuse ... Two ground balls and two caused turnovers at UMass ... Two draw controls in NU's upset of No. 1 North Carolina ... First career multi-point game (1g, 1a) in win at Penn State.

    2013: Played in 21 of 22 games as a freshman with three starts ... Registered 15 ground balls and 13 draw controls ... Appeared in the starting lineup for each of her first two games with the 'Cats, recording one ground ball and one draw control in debut vs. UMass ... Notched three ground balls and one caused turnover at USC ... One caused turnover against Vanderbilt ... Three draw controls vs. Boston College ... Scored first career goal in win at Johns Hopkins and added two draw controls ... Two ground balls at Navy ... Scored her second goal of the year in the first half of a 13-12 win vs. Syracuse and added two draw controls and two ground balls ... First career assist vs. Duke ... Two ground balls and a draw control against Notre Dame ... Won a draw control vs. Penn State in the NCAA quarterfinals.

    High School: Finished high school career with 176 goals and 61 assists ... Posted 63 goals and 24 assists during senior season ... Named First-team All-American as a senior and a three-time All-Section selection ... Four-time All-League honoree ... Recipient of Con Edison Student-Athlete of the Week award and MSG's Golden Dozen award ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Two-time member of the National Schoolgirls team and played in All-Star Showcase ... Named to the Westchester/Putnam Journal NewsFirst Team in 2012 ... Scored two goals and had two assists to help John Jay beat rival Yorktown for the first time in 16 years as a senior ... Played for the NewLax Lacrosse Club ...Two-time Academic All-American ... Also earned four varsity letters in both cross country and basketball and was a three-sport team captain ... Served as class president as a junior and senior ... Earned Scholar-Athlete award in all varsity seasons ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Lauren Smith Murray ... Daughter of John and Debbie Murray ... Served as Assistant Coach for the NewLax Lacrosse Club under former Wildcat Caitlin Jackson ... Competed frequently against Yorktown High School, home of former Wildcat Katrina Dowd and former NU assistant coach Alexis Venechanos ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.

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    Murray's Career Highs

    Goals 1,five times, most recent vs. Florida (4/19/14)
    Assists 1, two times, most recent vs. Penn State (4/4/14)
    Points 2, vs. Penn State (4/4/14)
    Ground Balls 3, at USC (2/9/13)
    Draw Controls 4, two times, most recent vs. Syracuse (3/23/14)
    Caused Turnovers 2, vs. Massachusetts (3/25/14)