12 Lauren Zealear
12 Lauren Zealear
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Nevada City, Calif.
High School: Nevada Union
Position: Defender
College: 2V

AS A SENIOR IN 2006: Named to All-WCC First Team ... started as central defender in all 20 matches in which she appeared ... key component of an SCU defense which shutout 11 opponents ... recorded an assist on the go-ahead goal in 3-2 win over Portland on Oct. 19 ... has been instrumental part of a defense which has shutout ten opponents in 2006 ... played full 90 in team's sixth consecutive shutout, a 2-0 win over San Diego on Oct. 8 ... helped hold UCLA's powerful attack scoreless on Sept. 22, limiting them to only two shots on goal, which did not come in the run of play.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: A Second-Team All-WCC honoree ... Named to the all-tournament team at the ACC/WCC Challenge at Wake Forest and the Santa Clara adidas Classic ... earned a spot on Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week for her defensive performance from Sept. 19-25 ... named to her second Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week as she helped extend Santa Clara's shutout streak to five matches in the week of Oct. 10-16 ... started all 24 matches of the season ... had one assist, on Oct. 30 in 4-0 win vs. Loyola Marymount ... part of central defense that helped shut out 13 opponents during season.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Had two starts at forward, 12 in the midfield and one in defense, and saw action in 24 matches... netted one goal and one assist for three points... scored first goal of the season on a chip shot against No. 7 California for the game-winner... recorded eight shots on goal... injured left knee in the 85th minute against Illinois in the NCAA quarterfinal and did not play in College Cup semifinal.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Named to the Soccer Buzz West Region second team and West Region All-Freshman team... named the WCC Freshman of the Year, becoming the sixth Bronco in the last eight seasons to earn the honor... earned first-team All-WCC recognition... a Soccer Buzz Freshman of the Year finalist... honored her teammates as the squad's Rookie of the Year... started 22 contests and saw action in all 24 matches... began the season at defense, but moved to the midfield... had two goals and three assists for seven points... assisted on the Broncos fifth goal against Pacific... scored first goal of the season at Stanford... netted the equalizer against LMU on a header... assisted on the game-winner against the Lions... added assist on final goal against Pepperdine.

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: A member of the U21 National Team... participated in 2003 Brazil Tour... a member of the U19 National pool in 2002... a member of the Olympic Development Program Region IV team from 1999-2001... named MVP of an international tour to Italy in 2001... participated in the 2001 USYS All-America Team in Houston, Texas... attended adidas ESP camp in 2001... a member of the Cal North State Team 1998-2001. CLUB TEAM: A member of the San Juan Spirits... won the 2001 California State Cup Championship and was a Far West Regional Semifinalist the same year.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Mike Voss at Nevada Union High School in Nevada City, Calif... named an NSCAA/adidas High School All-American in 2002 and '03... earned All-America honors from U.S. Youth Soccer... named team's Offensive Player of the Year in 2000 and '01... a two-time All-Capital Athletic League honoree... also earned All-City and All-Metro honors... a starter on varsity as a freshman and sophomore... also a member of Nevada Union's track team... a 2002 state championship participant in the 800m and 4x400m relay... holds four high school records, in the 400m, 800m, 4x100m and 4x400m.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren Goodspeed Zealear... born in Fresno, Calif... parents are Matt and Lauri Zealear ... has one sister and one brother... major is undeclared.


Zealear's Career Statistics


Year M-S Goals Assists Points Shots GW Goals
2003 24-22 2 3 7 25 0
2004 24-15 1 1 3 17 1
2005 24-24 0 1 1 0 0
2006 19-19 0 1 1 0 0
Career 91-80 3 6 12 42 1