National - Won the U-17 SYL North American Championships in 2010 and was named the MVP for the tournament... Helped lead Team Ontario to the Canadian provincial championships in both 2008 and 2010... Member of the National Training Centre Ontario (NTCO)... Coached by Dave Peak... The Rice soccer program's first signee from Canada. Two other former Owl soccer letterwinners were from Canada, but both Aimee Teteris (2002) and Chandra Ewing (2008) originally came to Rice to participate in track & field. They joined the Owls' soccer program at the end of their respective track & field careers. With Teteris and Ewing calling Toronto home, all three Canadian Soccer Owls are all from Ontario.
Club - Veteran striker for Ottawa Fury... Coached by Jimmy Zito.
High School - A 2012 graduate of St. Peter Catholic High School in Orleans, Ontario... Multi-sport star who was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, as well as Junior Female Athlete of the Year two other times... Four-year varsity starter in soccer who led the Knights in scoring three times... Team's Most Valuable Player for four-straight years (2009-12)... Served two terms as the Knights' team captain... Coached by Ben Markatti... Versatile athlete also played senior basketball... Student Council co-president... Student leader for a student-run and organized leadership camp...Co-founder/leader of the school's an anti-bullying/acceptance group.
Personal - Full name: Lauren Elizabeth Hughes. Born: November 28, 1994 in Peterborough, Ontario. Parents: Bernie and Mary Hughes of Ottawa, Ontario (has two brothers). College: Will Rice