NAME: Lauren Slatten
SCHOOL: Oak Hills High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2013
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Scholarship to U. of Texas
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'11"-154 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Oak Hills-Delhi
PARENTS: Gabe & Malisa
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad"
FUTURE GOAL: Starter at U. of Texas
Lauren Slatten is one of the area's best pitchers and was recently named by the Women's Sports Association as the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year in softball. She is off to a strong start this season, going 14-2 in the Highlander's first 17 games with 7 shutouts.
Last season, Lauren was 19-12 with a GMC record 390 strikeouts. She had a 1.33 ERA with six shutouts and two no-hitters. She also hit .404 with 19 RBI, seven doubles and three triples, helping the team to a sectional championship, a 1st ever district title and a regional runner-up finish.
For her performance, Lauren was named Cincinnati Div. I and GMC Player of the Year. "Lauren is very passionate about the game of softball. She lives for the pressure of being on the mound and getting to pitch against other teams' best batters," says her coach Jackie Cornelius Bedel.
Active in community service, Lauren has committed to play softball next year at the University of Texas.
COACH'S QUOTE – "When on the mound, Lauren is the one you want to have the ball. She is very dedicated to being the best pitcher around."
— Jackie Cornelius Bedel, Softball Coach
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