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    Lauren Delaney
    Lauren Delaney

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Jefferson City, Mo.

    High School:
    Helias

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    P

    B/T:
    R/R



    04/30/2013

    Northwestern Tops DePaul in Chicagoland Showdown, 4-2

    Amy Letourneau becomes a 20-game winner, also homers in the contest

    2010: USA Softball Player of the Year watch list member and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate ... Concluded her career with a 96-38 record, finishing third in school history in total wins and strikeouts (1,130) while becoming Northwestern's all-time leader in starts (136) and complete games (106) ... Allowed only three base hits in 21.1 innings of work at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic ... Began 2010 with the seventh no-hitter of her career and the 43rd in Northwestern history, fanning 10 in a 7-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton (2/12) ... Struck out 13 in a one-hitter against Creighton, though took a 2-1 loss in the game (2/14) ... Notched the 1,000th strikeout of her career on Feb. 19 against No. 10 Georgia Tech ... Tossed a one-hitter, allowing no earned runs in a five-inning complete game win over Utah (2/21) ... Fired a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts against No. 10 Stanford (2/26) ... Fanned 12 batters in a complete-game victory over Ball State (3/19) ... Struck out 10 in a complete-game victory over Purdue (3/27) ... Became the third Wildcat in school history with 1,100 Ks when she reached that mark April 7 at Iowa ... Tossed a five-inning, two-hit shutout with five strikeouts at Michigan State (4/21).

    2009: Made 41 starts and three relief appearances ... In a stretch of six-straight games from March 7 to March 22 against teams ranked in the top-8 in the nation, threw every pitch and went 5-1 ... Finished the year ranked 10th in the nation in wins (10) and 11th in total strikeouts (314) ... Fanned 14 batters in 10.2 innings of work in an 11-inning, 2-1 loss to No. 23 Nevada (2/6) ... Threw a complete game victory against No. 7 Arizona (2/7) ... Fanned 12 in a win over Oregon (2/14) ... Whiffed 10 in a complete-game victory over Oregon State ... Tossed a one-hit shutout of Long Island, fanning 12 batters in five innings of work (2/28) ... Whiffed a combined 25 Lady Vols in 13.0 innings during a pair of wins over No. 8 Tennessee at The Preview presented by Worth (3/7-3/8) ... Fired a three-hit shutout of No. 6 Oklahoma (3/8) ... Whiffed 13 in a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Michigan (3/22) ... Fanned 11 in a win at Maryland (3/25) ... Pitched a two-hit shutout at Penn State (3/29) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (3/30) ... Struck out 10 in a five-inning win over Michigan State (4/1) ... Matched her season-high with 14 strikeouts in a nine-inning win over No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Fanned 10 in each end of a doubleheader at Purdue (4/18) ... Fanned seven and scattered five hits and two walks in a shutout of Wisconsin (5/9).

    2008: Had an All-America caliber season ... Set Northwestern single-season records for wins (37), games (51), complete games (43) and innings pitched (321.0) ... Finished eight strikeouts shy of the Northwestern single-season record, compiling 461 to become the first pitcher since 1984 to reach 400 K's in one year for the Wildcats ... Ranked fifth in the nation in wins, 10th in strikeouts per seven innings and 11th in hits allowed per seven innings ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and an All-Big Ten first team selection ... First-team NFCA All-Region ... Had a career-best 40.0-inning scoreless streak from May 4 to May 18, a streak spanning seven games and including five postseason shutouts ... Tied the school single-season record with five no-hitters on the year ... Fanned 13 batters in a complete-game win over No. 3 Texas A&M (2/15) ... Struck out 12 to defeat No. 1 Arizona (2/16) ... Fired her second-career no-hitter with a then-career-best 17-strikeout, two walk performance in a 7-0 win over Oregon (2/22) ... Fanned 12 in a complete-game win against No. 6 LSU (2/23) ... Pitched 3.2 innings of shutout, one-hit relief with seven K's to defeat No. 25 Texas (2/23) ... Tossed a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts against Kansas (3/1) ... Threw second-straight one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts on 3/2 at Southern Illinois ... Threw a three-hit shutout against Cal State Fullerton (3/7) ... Fired a 7.1 inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts against World Series-bound No. 24 Virginia Tech, but lost 1-0 in international tiebreaker play in the eighth inning (3/8) ... Had her fifth shutout of the season in an 8-0 win over Cal (3/21) ... Threw 7.0 innings in relief later that night, fanning 12 against Colorado State (3/21) ... Earned all four wins during NU's opening Big Ten weekend (3/28-3/30) ... Tossed her fourth-career no-hitter and her third of the season in a 10-0, five-inning win over Wisconsin (3/28) ... Fanned 11 versus Minnesota in the first game of a doubleheader before entering to pitch the final 1.2 in the nightcap and earn two wins on the day (3/30) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on March 31 ... Turned in her fourth no-hitter of the season with an 11-strikeout, three walk performance at No. 24 Ohio State in a 7-0 win during thefirst game of a doubleheader (4/6) ... Shut out the Buckeyes in game two with a three-hit, 14-strikeout performance ... Threw a one-hit shutout at Iowa on 4/13 in the first game of a doubleheader before tossing 6.0 innings of scoreless relief in the second ... Fanned 13 in a one-hit shutout of Notre Dame (4/15) ... Fired fifth no-hitter of the season in a 13-0, five-inning win over Indiana (4/19) ... Fanned 12 in a five-inning victory against Purdue (4/20) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on April 21 ... Threw a 14-inning shutout, fanning a career-high 18 batters in a 1-0 win at Penn State (4/25) ... At one point in that game, retired 21 batters in arow--a perfect game under normal circumstances ... Struck out 12 Wolverines in a 2-1 win at No. 6 Michigan (4/27) ... Threw three-consecutive shutouts, allowing five hits with 24 strikeouts in 17.0 innings pitched during the Big Ten Tournament (May 8-10), earning Tournament MVP honors ... Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA and USA Softball Player of the Week following the Big Ten Tournament ... Fanned 14 in a one-hit shutout of Western Illinois in the NCAA Regional (5/16) ... Struck out 11 in a three-hit shutout of DePaul in the winner's bracket game of the NCAA Regional (5/17).

    2007: Won the first 15 decisions of her career, finishing her freshman season with a 19-2 overall record ... Named second-team NFCA All-Mideast Region ... Third-team All-Big Ten selection ... Earned an eight-inning, complete-game victory in her first career start, striking out 10 in a 4-3 win over No. 21 Fresno State (2/9) ... Followed that up with a 5.1 inning start against No. 8 Stanford (2/10), allowing one run on three hits to earn the victory ... Threw 3.2 innings of hitless relief against Cal State Fullerton (2/11) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on February 13 for her efforts at the Kajikawa Classic ... Earned her first-career shutout with two hits and nine strikeouts in a win against UNLV (2/17) ... Tossed a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 win against No. 6 Oregon State on 2/23 ... Struck out 10 in a three-hit, 2-1 win over San Diego State (3/2) ... Threw an eight-inning, four-hit shutout of No. 11 Oregon State on 3/3 ... Tossed a three-hit, six-inning shutout of Missouri (3/16) ... Fanned 12 in a five-inning win over Columbia College (3/18) ... Struck out a then-career-high 16 in a win against Saint Louis (3/20) ... Threw her fifth-career shutout with a three-hitter against Liberty on 3/25 ... Struck out 10 and allowed one run in a win over Indiana on 4/8 ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on April 9 after picking up two wins with a 0.50 ERA in two starts the previous week ... Threw her first-career no-hitter on 4/29, striking out 10 against Illinois, a team which entered the game leading the nation in home runs and ranking sixth in runs scored ... Picked up her third Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor after that performance ... Earned her first postseason win with a decision against Wright State in the NCAA Regional at Sharon J. Drysdale Field (5/18).

    High School: Four-time all-district and all-region selection ... Three-time all-state selection ... Holds the Missouri state records for career wins (84), career strikeouts (1,096) and career ERA (0.11) ... Career high school record was 84-3 ... Honored as a Sports Illustrated Face in the Crowd in February of 2004 ... Named to the USSSA All-World Team in 2005 ... Helias High School won state titles in 2003 and 2005, compiling a 104-8 record in her four years there ... Threw three no-hitters and a perfect game in the 2003 state playoffs ... Tossed a 10-inning perfect game with 25 strikeouts in 2005 ... As a senior, compiled a perfect 25-0 record with 338 strikeouts, a 0.09 ERA and a 14.79 strikeout per seven inning average ... At the plate, batted better than .400 as a junior and a senior ... Played club with the Kansas City Peppers, placing third at the USSSA Nationals in 2005 ... Also played club with the Diamond Wildcats, placing third in the U-16A division at Nationals in 2003 and fifth in the 18-UA division in 2005 ... Named to the Honor Roll ... Secretary of the National Honor Society ... National Society of High School Scholars member ... Who's Who Among American High School Students member ... Named Helias High School's Student of the Month ... High school teammate and classmate of fellow Northwestern softball senior Emily Haug.

    Personal: Born Lauren Delaney ... Daughter of Barry and Connie Delaney ... Chose Northwestern over Auburn, Michigan, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech ... Majoring in civil engineering.

    DELANEY'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year	ERA	W	L	App	GS	CG	SHO	CBO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO
    2007	1.73	19	2	31	25	16	6	1	0	154.0	94	49	38	60	190
    2008	1.74	37	11	51	44	43	18	1	0	321.0	171	96	80	120	461
    2009	2.60	29	12	44	41	34	4	2	0	269.0	186	137	100	198	314
    2010	4.16	11	13	32	26	13	3	0	0	139.2	112	114	83	119	165
    TOTAL	2.38	96	38	158	136	106	31	4	0	883.2	563	396	301	497	1130