2009 team captain
Preseason All-Southern Conference
2008: A Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region Third Team performer … also earned spots on the All-Southern Conference First Team and the SoCon All-Tournament Team … started all 23 games … scored 11 points on three goals and five assists, all career highs … scored her first point of the season by assisting on the golden goal winner in a 3-2, double overtime win over Coastal Carolina in the season-opener (8/22) … had a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win over The Citadel on Oct. 3 … scored game-winning goals in back-to-back games late in the season, in a 1-0 win over Davidson (10/26) and a 2-0 win over Elon (10/30) … her goal against Davidson came with just 16 seconds left in regulation … had assists in both games against Appalachian State (10/12 and 11/2) and on the game-winner against Furman on Oct. 19 … part of a defense that posted 12 shutouts and a 0.79 goals against average … took the first penalty kick after 0-0 draws with Furman (11/7) and Western Carolina (11/9) in the Southern Conference tournament after both games went to the PK phase … earned spots on the Academic All-Southern Conference Team and the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-South Region Third Team … earned UNCG’s Aaron Bobb Scholarship, given annually to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average … inducted into UNCG’s prestigious Golden Chain Honor Society … earned a spot on the Dean’s List both semesters of the academic year.
2007: Named to the All-Southern Conference Second Team … appeared in 21 games with 20 starts … part of a defensive line that held its opponents to just 16 goals and matched the school record with 13 shutouts … totaled 19 shots with eight on goal … scored her first goal of the season in a 4-1 victory over Chattanooga on Oct. 4 … also had a goal in a 7-0 shutout against The Citadel on Oct. 18 … tallied assists in a 1-1 tie with Wake Forest (10/15), the win over The Citadel and a 2-1 victory over Appalachian State (10/25) … earned a spot on the Academic All-SoCon Team … Dean’s List student in the fall and spring semesters.
2006: Appeared in 21 games for the Spartans as a freshman, starting all of them … part of a solid defense that posted eight shutouts and a 1.02 goals against average … tallied four shots on the season … was on the Dean’s List both semesters.
High school/club: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord, N.C., for coach Jessa Redner … was named All-South Piedmont Conference, all-region and team Most Valuable Player all three seasons with the Bulldogs … played three seasons with the Winston-Salem Twins club team for coach Paul Forster … team won back-to-back North Carolina State Cup championships in 2005 and 2006 … played one year for coach Ben Parry as a defender on the Charlotte Soccer Club.
Personal: Lauren Bailey Lopez … born Oct. 16, 1987, in High Point, N.C. … daughter of Carlos and Julie Lopez … father played football at Virginia … grandfather Bill Smith was a professional baseball player and a coach with the Toronto Blue Jays organization … majoring in art with a concentration in painting.