#12 Lauren Dortwegt
|B/T||Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers North HS)|
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Elementary Education|
2008: Tied for third overall in the Atlantic Sun in triples (four). ...Tied for second in triples in A-Sun games only (two). ...Led team in triples (four). ...Second overall in the A-Sun in sacrifice bunts (13). ...First in A-Sun games only in sac bunts (eight). ...Fifteen multi-hit games, second highest on the team. ...Posted 11-game hitting streak, second longest on the team (Apr. 5-Apr. 16). ...Finished the regular season with a five-game hitting streak. ...Had hits in 19 of the last 21 games of the regular season. Season-high three hits vs Campbell (Apr. 7). ...Led team in steals (13). Stole bases in three straight games (Feb. 23 vs Akron, Feb. 23 vs Iowa St,. Feb. 24 vs Ball St.). ...Twice had five at bats in a game, tops on the team (Georgia Tech, Feb. 9; Bowling Green, Mar. 7). ...Made a team-leading 203 plate appearances. ...Also led team in at bats (183). ...Tied for the team lead for sacrifice hits in a game with two (Stetson, Mar. 29). ...Led team in stolen base attempts (16). ...Fourth on team in batting average (.284). ...Fifth on team in slugging percentage (.339). ...Posted .975 fielding percentage overall. ...Started all 55 games. ...Twice had four putouts in a game ((vs Bowling Green, Mar. 7,; vs Tennessee Tech, Mar. 7). ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2007: Second Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference and Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team. ...Ranked ninth in the Atlantic Sun in batting average (.354). ...Tied for sixth in hits in the Atlantic Sun with 67, 1.24 per game. ...First on the team and ranked ninth in the Atlantic Sun in runs scored with 37. ...Stole 12 bases on 14 attempts. ...Led the team in multiple hit games with 22 (15 with two hits, six with three hits and one with four). ...Season high four hits, all singles, against MTSU in second game of a doubleheader April 26.. ...Had a seven game hitting streak. ...Started all 54 games this season for the Lady Bisons in centerfield. ...Led the Lady Bisons in five statistical categories including runs scored (37), hits (67), triples-tied for first (2), total plate appearances (206), and at bats (189). ...Tied for second on team with eight sacrifice bunts.
High School: Lettered three years at Downers Grove North...Named to the All-Conference team as a junior and senior...Named 2nd Team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times as a junior...Named the team[apos]s MVP as a junior and senior...Played for the Orland Park Sparks club team coached by Joe Tholl...Sparks team finished 9th at the 16-U ASA Nationals in 2004...Member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society...Also a member of the Illinois Music Educators Association 2006 All-State Band as an oboe player...Plays the English horn, saxophone, and piano.
Personal: Majoring in Elementary Education with the goal of becoming a school teacher...Hobbies include playing softball, band (oboe, saxophone, scrapbooking, and babysitting...Enjoys watching Everwood....Favorite band is The Beatles and favorite movie is You've Got Mail...Would like to one day live in either France, England, or The Netherlands...Her favorite vacation is going to the beach near her family's cottage on Lake Michigan... Considers herself more of a city girl, but thinks she[apos]d rather be a country girl...Enjoys eating her mom's twice-baked potatoes...Says no one knows that she was an Illinois All-State oboist in 2005..Her biggest sports thrill was coming in 9th in the nation for her 2004 16U Orland Park Sparks traveling softball program (ASA)...Doesn't really have a nickname...Believes the best thing about Lady Bison softball is getting the chance to play at the Division I level...Most admires her parents...Chose Lipscomb because "I felt most at home during my visit and I was offered a chance to continue playing softball at a school with good academics and a good environment"...Has two brothers, Christopher (21) and Mark (17). ..Parents are Robert and Karen Dortwegt...Lauren Dortwegt was born on Dec. 17, 1987 in Hinsdale, Ill.