Sowry On Gillespie: "Injuries limited Lauren throughout the spring season. We need Gilly to be back 100% fit and stronger than ever. Her strength is in finding the back of the cage, so we will hope to see Lauren's goal-scoring prowess to be repeaed this year. Her positive attitude, no matter what the situation, is to be commended."
As A Junior In 2007: Played in 16 games and started one... Finished with 11 points on five goals and one assist and took 12 shots ... Led the team in game-winning goals (4) ... Tied for second on the team in goals ... Scored the game-winning goal to advance UMass to the NCAA Tournament against Princeton (11/6) ... Scored her fourth goal of the season 2:54 into her 1st career start... Netted the team's first goal in a 4-0 win vs. West Chester (10/5) ... Scored the game-winning goal in 2-1 victory vs. Brown (9/26) ... Scored her first goal of the season at UConn (9/22) ... Assisted on a goal in a 5-0 win at Harvard (9/2).
As A Sophomore In 2006: Played in 19 games ... Finished with 13 goals and two assists for 28 points ... Took 48 shots, 30 of which were on goal ... Led the team in goals and points ... Scored two goals against La Salle (10/22) ... Had one goal and one assist against Richmond (10/15) ... Scored a goal against Vermont (10/11) ... Had one assist against St. Joseph's (10/8) ... Has taken 24 shots, 8 of which were on goal for a .333 shot on goal percentage ... Scored two goals against Darmouth (9/20) ... Had two goals against Harvard (9/04).
As A Freshman In 2005: A NFHCA National Academic Squad selection ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester ... Played in all 21 games ... Tallied two goals and an assist for five points ... Took 12 shots, eight of which were on goal for a .667 shot on goal percentage ... Scored a goal at Maine (9/18) and at Saint Louis (10/9) ... Dished out an assist vs. Dartmouth (10/19).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Dagny Leland at Lake Region (Maine) High School ... Tallied 18 goals and nine assists in her senior year and finished entire high school career with 33 goals and 20 assists ... Goals total for her senior year as well as her career is the third-highest in school history for a single-season and career, respectively ... Senior year accolades included Western Maine first-team All-Conference, All-State, Academic All-State, Portland Press Herald honorable mention and one-time Player of the Week ... Also named the Lake Region Outstanding Senior Athlete ... Also lettered for four seasons of softball where she played pitcher, second base and outfield ... Treasurer of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Lauren Marjorie Gillespie ... Born September 30, 1987 ... Daughter of Kevin and Rosemary Gillespie ... Sister of Katheryn ... Enrolled in the Commonwealth Honors College majoring in Animal Behavior.
Lauren Gillespie's Career Statistics