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Great passer... Has ability to distribute and organize the attack out of the back... Very dedicated to improving her game.
2014: Worked hard to get back onto the field after being sidelined from action the previous year... Played in five matches, all of which were against Conference USA opponents in the second half of the season... Posted a total of 93 minutes, an average of more than 18 minutes per appearance... Saw a season-high 44 minutes in the opening match of the C-USA slate against Southern Miss, where she attempted one shot... Returned two days later to log 38 minutes in the home victory over Louisiana Tech.
2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Sidelined from action while recovering from an injury suffered in the Owls' spring training program... Continues to work hard to rejoin her teammates on the field.
2012: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Recorded an even better sophomore season in 2012, with more starts (7) and minutes played (828), than from her freshman campaign... Appeared in 17 games overall... Registered all 90 minutes in the Conference USA victory over Marshall... Played 70 in the dramatic televised win at nationally-ranked Memphis... Attempted two shots against East Carolina.
2011: Earned the Rice soccer program's Who's Hoo Award as the player who sparks the team or make the most immediate impact when entering the game off the bench; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Played in 17 games overall with four starts in the midfield in her first season of Division I soccer... Became only the eighth player in school history, and the first since 2008, to record an assist in her first collegiate game... Assisted on Amy Beger's game-winning goal in 50 minutes of playing time in Owls' the home-opener against McNeese State... Showed such steady improvement over the course of the year that she was tabbed for four starts in key C-USA games... Over the last seven games of the year she averaged 63 minutes of playing time and led the team in goals (3) and points (19)... Scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had an assist in the C-USA victory over Southern Miss... Became the 15th player in Rice soccer history to have her first career goal also be the game-winning goal... Started the next week on the road at East Carolina and scored a goal while playing all 90 minutes... Tallied 688 minutes for the full season... Maintained a .600 shots-percentage and an .800 shots-on-goal percentage.
High School - A 2011 graduate of Calabasas High School in Calif.... Four-year soccer starter under head coach Julie Scheppele... Earned first team all-league honors for the Coyotes in 2009 and 2010... Outstanding student-athlete, who has been a three-time member of the Academic Honor Roll... Two-time Service Learning Award.
Club - Helped lead Real So Cal to the 2008 California South National Cup Championship and to the USYS Regional Quarterfinals... Won the 2008 Copa Real Championship... U.S. Club Soccer Regional Champion in 2006... Coached by Keith West.
Personal - Full name: Lauren Michelle Busansky. Born: November 17, 1993, in Los Angeles. Parents: Gary and Joanne Busansky (one brother). Active in charity and community service work with Roots and Shoots Zumers. Chose to attend Rice over Cal Poly, UC Irvine and UNLV.