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Lauren Kotz
Player Profile:
Lauren Kotz 731740
Position: Utility Player
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Stockdale
Experience: High School

* Updated season/career stats are available via the link above, and to see preseason career game-by-game stats (PDF) click here.


• Joined team in the fall of 2010, and quickly positioned herself as the team’s most called-up base-runner in spring of 2011.

• Also as a frosh, emerged as a frequently-called upon outfield replacement defensively in final months of campaign.

• As a prep, quickly established herself as one of the Bakersfield area's top players after beginning softball career as a sophomore.

2011 SEASON (Freshman)
Has appeared in 25 games as a pinch-runner. Has also played 19 games as a defensive replacement in left or right field, including 12 of the last 15 games of the season (helping UO to a 12-3 mark in that stretch). Scored 11 runs on the season – including three in Pac-10 play in pair of games vs. then-No. 2 Arizona State and also against Oregon State –and two in the NCAA Regional. Swiped her first stolen base against Nevada the opening week of the season.

Prep: Lettered three years in center field, and helped team to Central Section title in 2010 and runner-up nod in '09. Was an all-league and all-area pick as a junior and senior. Also lettered three years in volleyball as a left-side hitter. Off the field, was a three-year honor student at Stockdale High School.

Personal: Intended accounting major. Parents are Bill and Lisa. Has one younger brother, Mason.


2011  .000  35-0    3 11  0  0  0  0  0   0 .000  0  0 .000  0  0  1  1   2-0   1.000
2011  .000  35-0    3 11  0  0  0  0  0   0 .000  0  0 .000  0  0  1  1   2-0   1.000


Runs scored: 1, 10 times, last vs. #12 Albany (5/20/11)
Stolen bases: 1,  vs Nevada (2/12/11)


Nicknames: Lo, LoLo, LoKo, Bowtie
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Teddy Bear
Pets Growing Up: Scooter and Dennis
Favorite Saying/Motto: "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: The 50s to watch Frank Sinatra live
Favorite Hobbies: Playing sports and going to different baseball parks  to watch games
Greatest Accomplishment: Making the University of Oregon's softball team
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know: I hate the dark!
Personal Hero: My Family, I would not be where I am today without them!
Most Prized Possession: A picture frame my best friend made me and a picture of my family at the Washington Nationals baseball game
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Professional Baseball Player
Current Intended Career Profession: Accountant
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Drew Brees, Mike Krzyzewski, or  Frank Sinatra
I'd Die Without My: Family
First Car: 2007 Ford Mustang
Favorite Place I've Visited: New York City and Boston
Place I'd Most Like to Travel to: I would love to go back to Maui!
Favorite Place on Campus: Autzen Stadium
Favorite Place to take Visitors in Eugene: Autzen and Howe Field
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Carne Asada
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate
Favorite Snack: Finding Nemo Fruit Snacks
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni
Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite Type of Food : Mexican
Best Dish I Can Make: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwhich :)
Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man
Favorite Actor: Ryan Reynolds
Favorite Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Favorite TV Comedy: The Office and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Favorite TV Drama: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite TV Reality Show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Favorite Cartoon Character: Dory from Finding Nemo
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Frank Sinatra and Brad Paisley
Favorite Book: Coming Back Stronger By Drew Brees
Favorite Board Game: Mancala
Favorite Video Game: NCAA Football
Dream Job: To be the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers
In a Movie About my Life, Actress that Would Play Me: Lauren Graham
Biggest Fan: My Family
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
I Chose Oregon Because: It's a Pac 10 school, football and the campus
First Athletic Award When You Were a Little Kid: Spongebob Award for  soccer. Our coach would give us a stuffed spongebob when ever we would score more than 3 goals a game!
If a Genie Granted Me Three Wishes, I Would Ask: To meet Drew Brees, and go to a World Series game and the Super  Bowl
Your Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: When I could not get the weight  off the bar my first day of weight lifting!
Superstitions before games/practice: Check to make sure my Dodger  bracelet is still on
Favorite Oregon Athlete in a Different Sport: Joey Harrington


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