Women's Lacrosse


35   Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy

RS Senior

Derry, N.H

High School:
Pinkerton Academy




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  • 2006 Photo Gallery

    Venechanos On McCarthy: Lauren had a great fall and that is really building her confidence ... she and the defense are playing well together as a unit ... she has quick feet and that will help her throughout the season.

    2007 (RS-Senior): Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Ranks second all-time at UMass in career saves with 448 behind Jen Nardi (600 saves).
    • Finished the 2007 season with a 9.24 goals against average and a .486 save percentage posting an 8-9 record ... started all 17 games ... made 136 saves on the year ... had seven games with 10-or-more saves.
    • Led the UMass defense which ranked third in the A-10 and 16th nationally in goals against average (9.59).
    • Individually, ranked third in the A-10 in goals against average (9.24), fourth in save percentage, and fifth in saves per game.
    • Nationally, ranked 12th in NCAA in goals against average and 29th in save percentage.
    • Made 10 saves and allowed just five goals in win over La Salle (4/29).
    • Allowed a season-low three goals in win over Saint Joseph's (4/27) making eight saves.
    • Made 11 saves in loss at St. Bonaventure (4/22)
    • Saved seven shots in win at Duquense (4/20).
    • Against Richmond (4/15) recorded four saves while also causing one turnover.
    • Played an outstanding defensive game against George Washington (4/8) making 10 saves, scooping up seven groundballs and forcing two turnovers ... tied her career highs in both groundballs and caused turnovers ... faced 25 shots and allowed 10 goals.
    • Made eight saves while allowing 11 goals on 33 shots at Temple (4/6).
    • Made 15 saves at Yale (3/28) including 12 in the first half after facing 37 total shots ... allowed 13 goals in the loss.
    • Made eight saves at Boston College (3/25) and had three draw controls ... stopped all three of BC's shots in the final 18 minutes of regulation and their lone shot in the OT period.
    • Faced 17 shots and gave up nine goals against Northwestern (3/23) while making just two saves.
    • At New Hampshire (3/20), faced a season-high 30 shots and responded with a season-high 13 saves in the tough one-goal loss.
    • Against Albany (3/10), made nine saves, allowed just seven goals, and recorded a groundball to pick up fourth win of the season.
    • Tough game against Dartmouth (3/7) where she made three saves on 11 shots and allowed 11 goals in second loss of the season.
    • Made three saves and allowed just three goals in 37:30 of work to pick up win at Harvard (3/3).
    • Allowed just eight goals and made three saves in 60 minutes of work to earn win at Vermont (2/28) ... also had a groundball and a caused turnover.
    • Picked up her first career win over Boston University (2/24) with 12 saves on 27 shots ... also had three groundballs.
    • Made 10 saves at Holy Cross (2/21) and allowed just seven goals in 60 minutes of work ... those seven goals allowed were her fewest for a full game since allowing six at Holy Cross in 2004 for her first career win ... with 10 saves moved into fourth all-time at UMass with 322 for her career.

    2006 (RS-Junior): Game-by-Game Statistics
    Finished the season with a 4-8 record and a 12.00 goals against average ... played in 15 games making 13 starts ... faced 291 shots making 108 saves in just over 600 minutes of work ... played outstanding in A-10 semifinal loss to Richmond (5/5) where she made 13 saves on a season-high 33 shots faced ... made two amazing back-to-back saves in the final minute of the second overtime period to earn her fourth win of the season against Duquesne (4/28) ... picked up her third win of the season in relief at St. Joe's (4/13) where she stopped seven shots while allowing just two goals in 24:51 of work ... earned her second win of the season against Vermont (3/29) where she had nine saves on 16 shots, collected three groundballs and caused one turnover ... made a season-high 14 saves in win over Harvard (3/4).

    2005 (RS Sophomore): Game-by-Game Statistics
    Started every game but one on the season ... finished the year with a 12.92 goals against average and made 145 saves to post a 5-11 overall record ... against No. 7 Dartmouth (4/5), made 11 saves, picked up two groundballs and caused one turnover ... recorded five games with 10-or-more saves including a career-high 16 against No. 10 Hofstra (3/23) ... picked up nine saves and collected one groundball in win over La Salle (4/8) ... stopped seven shots and picked up three groundballs in win at New Hampshire (3/26) ... made 16 saves and recorded five groundballs vs. No. 10 Hofstra (3/23) ... posted 13 saves in win over Albany (3/13) ... made 12 saves in loss to No. 15 Boston University (3/2) and led team with career-high seven groundballs and caused one turnover ... started in the cage against Holy Cross (2/26) making nine saves in the win.

    2004 (RS Freshman): Game-by-Game Statistics
    Saw action in nine games making six starts in goal ... posted a 4-3 record ... made 59 saves on a ... 421 save percentages ... allowed 81 goals for a 11.28 goals against average ... scooped up five groundballs ... had a career-high 14 saves in 15-14 win at La Salle (4/25) ... made 12 save in loss to Boston University (3/3) and 10 saves in overtime loss to Harvard (3/6).

    2003: Redshirted.

    Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Pinkerton Academy ... tallied 148 saves as a senior ... recorded a .657 save percentage ... selected first team All-State as a senior ... received honorable mention on the All-America team in 2002 ... named team MVP as a senior ... received the Senior Athlete award ... also participated in soccer and basketball.

    Personal: Lauren Christine McCarthy ... born July 31, 1984, in Manchester, N.H. ... daughter of John and Terri McCarthy ... double majoring in sport management and legal studies.

    Getting To Know Lauren
    Nickname: L-Mac
    Favorite sports movie: Miracle
    Favorite website: UMassAthletics.com
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate
    Second home on campus: Boyden
    Favorite day of the week: Thursday
    Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Bueno y Sano
    Favorite UMass athletic (non-women's lacrosse playing) moment: Men's lacrosse winning streak into the finals 2006.
    Favorite lacrosse moment: Beating Richmond in the 2003 Semifinals after being down by six with six minutes to go and beating Duquesne in overtime to go into the 2006 playoffs.
    Favorite place to play: Philadelphia
    Favorite road trip: George Washington, 2006
    Dream job: Running lacrosse camps
    Something nobody knows about me... I was a baton twirler for eight years and competed nationally (before high school)
    When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... working in the Mullins Center, attending class, or hanging out with friends.

    Career Statistics
    2002			-	--Redshirted Season---
    2004	9-5	430:45	81	11.28	59	.421	0	4-3
    2005	16-16	951:41	205	12.92	145	.414	0	5-11
    2006	15-13	600:04	120	12.00	108	.474	0	4-8
    2007	17-17	934:57	144	9.24	136	.486	0	8-9
    Total	57-51	2813:10	550	11.45	448	.450	0	21-31

    McCarthy's Career Highs Saves: 16 vs. No. 10 Hofstra (3/23/05) Shots Faced: 41 at La Salle (4/5/04) Groundballs: 7 at Boston University (3/2/05); vs. George Washington (4/8/07) Caused Turnovers: 2 vs. George Washington (4/8/07)

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