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Lauren Halbert

Lauren Halbert

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Niceville, Fla.

High School:
Niceville

Height:
5-9

Position:
D/M

2010: Earned CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Second Team and C-USA All-Academic First Team honors...Also named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team...Suited up as a defender and midfielder for 22 games including 15 starts...Posted 1,395 minutes on the pitch with 19 shots and eight shots on goal...Guided the defense to a 0.92 GAA and eight shutouts...Picked up an assist in the win over No. 19 Arizona State.

2009: Earned the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for having a GPA above 3.75...Voted onto the C-USA All-Academic Second Team and the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region Third Team...Played in every minute in 21 of 23 matches...Led UCF in minutes played with 2,051, the only Knight to see over 2,000 minutes of action...Part of a defense that notched 10 shutouts, limiting opponents to just 20 goals in 23 matches...Posted one goal and three assists for five points, placing seven of 14 shots on goal...Earned assists against FGCU, UAB and Southern Miss...Scored the game-winner in the 65th minute vs. UAB in the C-USA semifinals...Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Tournament Team.

2008: Battled back from an early injury to play in 12 matches with one start...Although in a shortened season, still tallied three goals and two assists for eight points...Took seven shots with four of them on net...Registered two game-winners and was 1-for-1 on penalty kicks...In her first game of the year, scored the tying goal with only 1:01 remaining in regulation in a 1-1 draw against East Carolina...Notched the game-winner vs. SMU...Added an assist against Southern Miss...Assisted on the tying goal vs. Miami in the NCAA Tournament, then scored the eventual game-winner on a penalty kick in the first half...Played a season-best 63 minutes in the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 8 Florida.

2007: One of only 27 UCF recipients of the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for student-athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better...Came off the bench in 18 matches, registering one goal on nine total shots...Recorded at least 20 minutes in eight games...Hit the back of the net vs. Marshall off three shots, two on goal...Fired two shots on net at Tulsa...Had a season-high 40 minutes played in the NCAA Tournament Second Round tie against Florida.

PRIOR TO UCF: A four-year letterwinner under coaches Michael Denton and Tim Brown at Niceville High School...Three-time first-team all-area and all-county...Received the Golden Boot award three times...Scored 31 goals and added eight assists, receiving all-state honorable mention recognition as a freshman...Tallied 36 goals and 11 assists during sophomore season then netted 18 goals and five assists the following year...Added 40 goals and nine assists as a senior, helping Niceville reach the state semifinals...Team the won the district championship and advanced to the regional semifinals all four seasons...Also played with the Pensacola Futbol club squad that won the 2002 Florida State Cup Championship...Was a member of the Northwest Florida Force that captured the Orange Classic Championship in 2005 and 2006...A starting forward on the Florida Olympic Development Program team in 2002 and from 2004-06...Invited to USYS Region III ODP camp three years...Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Frank and Kerry Halbert...Majoring in health sciences.

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