DIXON ON MacKAY: "Lauren is the captain of the team along with Laura Danai. Lauren will see limited action, but can be used in both singles and doubles. She's probably the best athlete on the team - very big energy, a wonderful competitor. She's always ready to go in. Lauren simply loves to play tennis, out and out loves to play tennis. Lauren hits a very heavy ball on both the forehand and backhand side. Her biggest improvement over the years has been her ability to move the ball more and to come in if necessary."
AS A SENIOR (SPRING 09 UPDATE)
AS A SENIOR (FALL 2008): Finished the fall season with a 3-4 singles record and 2-1 doubles mark ... Was 3-3 (2-1 in doubles, 1-2 in singles) at the Big Green Invitational (11/7-11/9) ... Singles win came 6-3, 6-4 over Boston University's Inayat Khosla. Teamed with fellow senior Stephanie Gimenez for a pair of doubles wins (8-6 and 8-3) ... Won two matches in fourth singles at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational (9/28) before succumbing in the quarterfinals ... Started with convincing 6-0, 6-0 win over Lara Maric (Farleigh Dickinson), then topped Fran Liebenguth (Pittsburgh), 6-0, 6-4.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007-08: Finished the year with 5-6 singles mark and 2-5 doubles record ... Shut out Holy Cross (3/28) at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-0 ... Teamed with Carly Ludmer for third doubles win over Siena (3/8), 8-1 ... Finished the fall season with a 0-4 singles record and a 0-2 doubles record ... participated in singles competition at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational (9/14-16).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Finished season with a 2-4 singles record ... Did not participate during the spring season ... In the fall, advanced to quarterfinals of singles competition at Eastern Collegiate Invitational (9/15-17) ... Defeated Kerri Swan of Loyola to reach quarterfinals, 6-3, 4-6 (10-8) ... Won first round match, 6-0, 6-0.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005-06: Named the Most Improved Player on the Team ... Finished season with a 1-6 singles record and 2-6 doubles mark ... Teamed with Stephanie Gimenez to defeat Providence (3/24) in No. 3 doubles, 8-4 ... Teamed with Jana Bartoloni to defeat Long Island (3/10) in No. 3 doubles, 8-4 ... During the fall, went 1-1, winning in the Quinnipiac Invitational Quarterfinals and losing in the semifinals.
BEFORE UMASS: Compiled overall record of 86-11 in No. 1 singles at Immaculate High School ... Most overall wins in girls' or boys' tennis ... Also, most wins held at No. 1 spot ... Made All-State her junior and senior years ... Received All-Conference and All-Area awards freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years.
PERSONAL: Lauren Lindsey MacKay ... Born April 22, 1987 in Danbury, Conn. ... Daughter of Paul and Patricia MacKay ... Has an older brother Sean, who graduated from Providence College in 2007 and younger twin siblings, brother and sister (Cameron and Darby), age 14 ... A Kinesiology major.