1 Lauren Boden
1 - Lauren Boden
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Lakeside
Previous College: Pomona College
Position: IF
Major: Biochemistry
Bats/Throws: R/R

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed her senior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Softball team, where she played shortstop, first base and left field…Also a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Golf team, which had its inaugural season her freshman year...2014: SCIAC All-Academic team...NFCA Scholar-Athlete selection...Played in all 38 games, primarily as a shortstop...Hit .202 on the year...had a seven-game hitting streak, which included 3-for-4 in a doubleheader against SCIAC Champion Redlands...Also went 3-for-7 in both doubleheaders against Whittier and 3-for-8 against Occidental...Ended her career with a 2-for-4 effort against La Verne, including an RBI which forced extra innings...2013: SCIAC All-Academic team...Became a regular starter early in the year...Appeared in 34 total games, with 30 starts...Batted .311 with a team-high 10 doubles...Was 5-for-5 stealing bases...Nominated for Academic All-America honors.

High School: Attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, where she played softball, basketball and golf…As a senior, was the captain of the softball team and was a DeKalb Senior All-Star…Helped the Vikings place fourth in the region…Won the Viking Award for both softball and basketball…Earned the Scholar-Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award (SAMMY)…As a junior, she captained the softball team, earned the MVP honor, and helped the Vikings advance to the regional tournament…Represented the United States at the World Sports Festival in Austria, earning a third-place finish…Also participated in the People to People Sports Ambassador program…As a sophomore, she was the starting shortstop and team MVP, while helping the Vikings advance to the regional tournament…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-County first team…Set a Guinness World Record for the fastest female pitcher (baseball)…Was also an all-county honorable mention selection as a freshman, when she earned the starting shortstop role… Helped the golf team to a county championship, a runner-up finish in the region, and seventh place in the state tournament as a senior, and a regional championship and fifth place finish in the states as a junior…Class valedictorian…An AP scholar and a High Honor Roll with distinction selection…National Honor Society member and class treasurer for the SGA…Earned Girl Scout Gold Award…Also earned the Wellesley Book Award, the Georgia Certificate of Merit and finished second in the state in the Reflections Contest (film category)…Played for the Chicago Pioneers (women’s baseball) and won the 2007 16U Women’s Division, while pitching a complete game in the championship game (7 innings), striking out 20 batters with one walk and one hit…Also won the Roy Hobbs World Series Women’s Division in 2011.

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where she majors in biochemistry with a minor in cognitive science…Senior thesis will focus on the biochemsitry of a concussion...One of three triplets, who all play on the Pomona-Pitzer Softball and Golf teams (along with Allison and Stephanie)…Also has a younger sister, Susanne, who is a sophomore on the softball team, and a younger brother…Mother, Mary, played basketball at Wellesley College, and lacrosse at Stanford University…Uncle, Jim, played football and ran track at Brown University, while another uncle, Harry, was on the Brown ski team…Hobbies include skiing and snowboarding…Favorite books are the Harry Potter series, Mysterious Benedict Society series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and books by Chris Kuzneski…Favorite movies include 17 Again, Shawshank Redemption, Mulan, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…Good Will Hunting, Elf, The Fugitive, It’s A Wonderful Life, Call Northside 777, and The Italian Job…Hopes to attend medical school after graduation...Lists "CS 30: Computation and Cognition" and "NMR Spectroscopy" as the most interesting course she has taken while at Pomona...

Summer (2012): Played for the Chicago Pioneers, an elite travel baseball team for girls, earning a second place finish at the Diamond Classic...Coached the first-ever all-girl baseball team at the Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament...Tried out for the USA Women's National team and got placed on the 21u USA All-Stars developmental team, traveling to Edmonton to watch the World Cup and play other developmental squads...Pitched and played third base, earning an ERA of 0.00...Says "My favorite part of that experience was meeting other female baseball players from around the United States, traveling around Canada for a week, and making friendships with girls from other countries who also love the game of baseball."