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AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015: Did not see game action ... Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for the Raiders and a team captain in 2014 ... Started 72 games in high school, scoring 67 goals and tallying 54 assists ... Helped her team to two state championships (2012, 2013), three South Jersey titles (2012, 2013, 2014) and four Cape Atlantic League championships ... Garnered first team All-State Group 3 and first team All-South Jersey honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Selected first team All-Cape Atlantic League in 2012, 2013 and 2014 ... Earned first team Atlantic City Press All-Area honors in three straight seasons (2012, 2013, 2014) ... Played club field hockey for the Spirit of USA, helping her team to first place finishes at Festival in 2012 and 2013 and a National Club Championship in 2012 ... Led her club team to a title at the Disney Showcase in 2014 ... Member of the U-17 National Team ... Selected to the Futures Elite Championships in 2014 .... Participated in the Junior Olympics in 2012 and 2013 ... Played in the National Futures Championships from 2010-2013 ... Also lettered three years in lacrosse in high school and played basketball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren Marie McNally ... Born on May 18, 1997 in Somers Point, N.J. ... Parents are George and Wendy McNally ... Has an older brother, Jack, one older sister, Danielle, and one younger sister, Tara ... Mother and father each graduated from Penn State in 1989, while brother graduated from Penn State in 2012 ... Father also played basketball at Shippensburg University ... Sister Danielle played field hockey at Indiana University.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I wanted to get a great education and play at the highest level of field hockey as I can. Penn State offers me both."