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Lauren Gilliland
19   Lauren Gilliland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Edison

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward/Midfielder

Experience:
4L


TULSA -- A four-year letterwinner . . . started 57 of 62 games and produced career numbers of three goals and four assists for 10 points.

SENIOR (2007) - Started five of six games before suffering a season-ending injury . . . captured her third career goal against Middle Tennessee State . . . attempted five shots, three of which were on goal.

JUNIOR (2006) - Started all 16 games played . . . tallied an assist against UC-Santa Barbara and Southern Miss for two points . . . helped TU post shutouts against Georgia Southern (5-0) and Missouri State (1-0) . . . named a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American.

SOPHOMORE (2005) -- Started 19 games and netted one goal and two assists for four points . . . named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26 . . . scored her only goal of the season against Centenary, and earned one assist each against Wyoming and UAB . . . named TU's "Player of the Game" against Centenary . . . helped the TU defense record nine shutouts and was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.

FRESHMAN (2004) -- Started 17 of 21 games played and recorded one goal for two points from her defender position . . . scored her lone goal of the year against Louisiana-Lafayette . . . came off the bench against Arkansas-Little Rock in the season opener and earned her first collegiate starting assignment vs. Arkansas . . . named TU's "Player of the Game" against Southwest Missouri State.

PRIOR TO TULSA -- Was a five-year letterwinner in soccer at Tulsa's Edison High School . . . earned all-state, all-district and all-conference honors and received her team's defensive and leadership award . . . was selected as team MVP as a senior . . . led her high school team to five state titles and two regional appearances . . . played five seasons with her club team, the Tulsa Soccer Club . . . spent two years with the Blitz United and one season with the Hurricane Futbol Club . . . also played basketball on the EHS varsity team.

PERSONAL -- Majoring in psychology . . . born November 25, 1985 . . . only child of Steve and Lisa Gilliland . . . named to the TU Athletic Director's Honor Roll all four years, and was a Conference USA Academic Honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior.