24 - Lauren Matheson
Lauren Matheson
Height: 5-3
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
High School: Mission Viejo HS
Position: Midfielder

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Named to the 2009 WCC All-Freshman Team ... essential part of the Broncos' side in 2009, playing in all 23 matches and starting in 18 ... scored in her first collegiate game - contributing to a season-opening victory vs. San Jose State (Aug. 21) ... fired-off shots in each of the first six matches, including putting four on goal ... scored her second goal of the year to help SCU beat No. 5 Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... started 15 straight matches from Aug. 28 through Oct. 23 ... had three assists in five games late in the season, beginning in a 2-1 win over St. Mary's (Oct. 18) ... also set-up the game-winner with an assist against Loyola Marymount (Oct. 25) ... collected a season-high three points by scoring and assisting in SCU's 6-1 rout over Gonzaga (Nov. 7) ... started in all three NCAA Tournament matches and put three shots on goal in Santa Clara's 1-0 tournament win over Michigan State (Nov. 13).

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Captain of U15 team ... U16, U17 and U20 National Pools.

CLUB TEAM: Member of U14 So Cal Blues National Championship team ... received Adidas Golden Boot award ... member of U14 Region IV Champions ... U15-16 Region IV ODP Championship teams ... member of the 2007 U16 ODP National Championship finalists... 2009 U19 Premier Cup Championship team ... named 2006-07 Cal South Player of the Year.

AT MISSION VIEJO: A 2009 graduate of Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... coached by Susie Daher (soccer) and Renate Schmidt (lacrosse) ... the 2009 California Gatorade State Player of the Year ... 2006-09 first team All-South Coast League ... 2009 league MVP for soccer... named to All-CIF and all-county teams ... 2007-08 lacrosse team offensive MVP ... scored eight goals in a single lacrosse game and had 55 overall in season ... sophomore vice president and winter formal princess.

PERSONAL: Born in Newport, Calif. ... daughter of Ken and Cindy Matheson ... both parents graduated from National University ... one older sister, Alyssa, who plays soccer at Cal State Monterey Bay ... nickname is "Lo-Mat" ... enjoys shopping and cooking ... aspires to play professional soccer ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.