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Lauren Mason
Lauren Mason

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Widefield

Height:
5-11

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
02/09/1985

Experience:
3VL

Team Captain:
1st Year



2005 (11-7-2): Team Captain ... Academic All-Big Ten ... received third career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 17 after leading team to victories over Wisconsin and Northwestern ... that weekend, Mason fended off 36 shots while allowing one goal in 191:23 minutes of play ... played every minute this season (1,869:42) ... set a varsity record for most saves in a season with 89, beating Elizabeth Boldt's 2000 total of 88 ... 10 saves against Illinois tied a personal record from her 2003 NCAA tournament performance against No. 1 North Carolina ... recorded four shutouts and compiled a goals-against average of 1.16, which tied her personal best from 2003 ... registered shutouts against DePaul, No. 22 Michigan, Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... stopped a penalty kick in overtime against Indiana's Molly Kruger to preserve 1-1 tie with Hoosiers ... collected eight saves in back-to-back wins over No. 19 Nebraska and No. 24 Kansas ... against Nebraska, snared a point-blank shot off the foot of Jessie Bruch and derailed a Brittany Timko breakaway inside the six-yard box ... fought off Michigan's Therese Heaton outside goal box to give Purdue its first win over Michigan since 2002 ... sent match with Northwestern into overtime after making a diving stop on a last-second header by Wildcat Krystal Patterson.

2004 (3-6-0): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... shared time in net with Maureen Carey, playing 973 of 1,800 minutes ... combined with Carey for seven shutouts ... finished season with a 3-6-0 record, bringing her career win-loss total to 17-11-3 ... played one complete match, a 3-1 loss to Penn State ... faced 17 Nittany Lion shots, making six saves ... also made a season-high six saves in two meetings against Ohio State on Sept. 24 and Nov. 3 ... regular-season loss to OSU was on a penalty kick ... also suffered 1-0 penalty kick loss to Michigan ... in postseason meeting against Ohio State, shut down the Buckeyes over the final 71 minutes despite facing 14 shots ... replaced Carey in net, after the senior dislocated a finger ... began season with 2-0 record, beating Cincinnati and New Mexico, but went 1-6 down the stretch ... final victory of season was a 2-0 win against Indiana State ... preserved team's shutout against Oakland, making three saves on six shots in the second half.

2003 (14-5-3): Named to the Big Ten's all-freshman team ... played all 90 minutes of third-round NCAA Tournament match against No. 1 North Carolina, making a career-high 10 saves ... recorded back-to-back wins in first two NCAA Tournament starts ... made nine saves in 2-1 win over DePaul ... credited with three saves in 3-2 win over Western Michigan during the second round of the tournament ... picked up a complete game shutout over Indiana in her first career postseason start at the Big Ten Tournament ... made one save in the Boilermakers' 1-0 win over the Hoosiers ... collected three saves in 2-0 loss to Illinois in the semifinals of the conference tournament ... combined with Maureen Carey for the team's seventh shutout of the season against Indiana State ... she and Carey combined for four shutouts in 2003 ... recorded four saves in Purdue's 2-1 win at Indiana ... saved five shots during Boilermakers' 1-1 double OT tie with Illinois ... made three saves in second period and two in the first overtime period to maintain the 1-1 deadlock ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 13 after posting a 1-0-1 record in games against Michigan State and Michigan ... collected six saves in each match ... played for 108:48 at Michigan ... lone goal allowed was a direct free kick taken from the top of the penalty box ... made three saves in the final overtime period to maintain the tie ... recorded six saves in 90 minutes in win over Michigan State ... posted an eight-game undefeated streak, which was snapped in 2-1 loss to Ohio State ... gave up both goals and made three saves in 90 minutes ... first goalkeeper in Purdue history to beat Penn State ... played 73 minutes against the Nittany Lions and made four saves in rain-shortened match ... consecutive scoreless minutes streak pf 457:07 was snapped at the 12:25 mark, when PSU's Tiffany Weimer scored the game's first goal ... named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 22 after blanking both Minnesota and Wisconsin ... made four saves against the Badgers ... made three clutch saves in the first period, including one taken by Marla Froelich as time expired ... made four saves against the Golden Gophers ... stuffed Rebecca Dellaria near the top of the penalty box with less than two minutes remaining in the game ... posted first career complete game shutout vs. Arkansas, making five saves ... first collegiate save was a leaping tip save off a shot by Arkansas' Christina Burger ... relieved Maureen Carey in second half at Missouri ... did not allow goal vs. Tigers in 44:13 minutes played ... named to Nike/Tiger all-tournament team ... registered first career complete game in 2-2 tie with Eastern Michigan ... allowed first collegiate goal to Jessica Hupe in the 16th minute ... recorded a half-shutout in her collegiate regular-season debut against Marshall ... played first 45 minutes, facing one shot.

High School: Graduated from Widefield High School in 2003 ... earned four varsity letters in soccer ... three-time Southern Colorado all star ... four-time first team all-conference ... first-team all state selection as a senior ... three-time all-state honorable mention ... named to the all-area team during her junior and senior campaigns ... recorded 811 saves in her career ... made a season and career high 235 saves as a junior ... graduated in the top three percent of her class ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Given name is Lauren Michelle Mason ... born Feb. 9, 1985 ... parents are Jim and Patricia Mason ... has one sister, Brittany.