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4 - Lauren Chase
Lauren Chase
Height: 5-5
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Riverdale Baptist
Position: G

NOTES: First UMBC freshman to be named the America East Rookie of the Year since joining the conference… Unanimous selection to the league’s All-Rookie Team… First Retriever freshman since Erin Brown and Michelle Kurowski in 2008 to start the season opener… Averaged 8.4 points and 4.6 assists in first season… Named America East Rookie of the Week four times… Notched 129 assists – the most ever by a UMBC freshman and ranking eighth on UMBC’s single-season record list… Led the team in assists in 16 games.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12): Named the America East Rookie of the Year and an unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team… Led the team with 129 assists, the most ever by a UMBC freshman and ranking eighth on UMBC’s single-season record list… Sat atop of the conference in assists, averaging 4.6 per game and ranked ninth in free throw percentage, shooting at a .702 clip from the charity stripe… Second in the America East in assist/turnover ratio (1.2)… The only freshman in the top-10 in the America East in minutes played… Averaged 8.4 points per game in 2011-12 and 9.9 points during league action… Named America East Rookie of the Week four times… Led the team in assists in 16 games and had five or more assists 14 times… Concluded the regular season with double-digit points in four straight games… Matched a UMBC record dishing out 11 assists twice during the season, recording double-doubles in each instance (versus New Hampshire on Jan. 28 and Monmouth on Nov. 13)… Poured in a career-high 18 points versus Hartford on Jan. 16, collecting eight points (8-for-11) from the free throw line… Missed four straight games due to a concussion suffered versus Maryland… Fell one rebound shy of a triple-double in the second game of her collegiate career with 10 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds (at Monmouth on Nov. 13)… Opened the year with double-digit points in three of four games… First rookie to start the season-opener since 2008 (Erin Brown and Michelle Kurowski).

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time All-Met Honorable Mention from the Washington Post… Rated as the No. 57 point guard in the nation by ESPN… Led Riverdale Baptist to the No. 1 ranking in the Washington area by the Washington Post and a No. 20 ranking in the nation by ESPN in 2010… Averaged 13 points, six assists and two rebounds per game in her high school career… Earned the Crusaders’ Team Leader and MVP awards in 2011… Named MVP of the Baltimore Mayors Tournament as a junior… Champion of the National Christian School Athletic Association Point Guard Challenge in 2010… Served as team captain… Selected to the All-WCAC second team as a sophomore while at Academy of the Holy Cross… Also lettered in volleyball, softball and track in high school, earning all-county second-team honors in volleyball and the team MVP award in softball… Secretary of her senior class, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars, an honor roll student and the Homecoming Queen… Also won the Highest GPA in Physics award.

PERSONAL: Chose UMBC over Richmond, Delaware, George Washington, Rhode Island and American… Daughter of Bryan and Laura Chase… Father was inducted into the United States Flag and Touch Football League Hall of Fame in 2000… Has an older brother, Andrae… Born Oct. 4, 1993… Major is undecided, but is interested in pursuing a career as a pediatrician.

 
 

 Year

GP-GS 

Min-Avg. 

FG-FGA 

Pct. 

3FG-FGA 

Pct. 

FT-FTA 

Pct. 

2011-12

28-26

934-33.4

78-236

.331

7-33

.212

73-104

.702

TOTAL

28-26

934-33.4

78-236

.331

7-33

.212

73-104

.702 

 
 

 Year

Off 

Def 

Reb 

Avg. 

PF 

FO 

TO 

Blk 

Stl 

Pts. 

Avg. 

2011-12

19

77

96

3.4

62

2

129

107

0

41

236

8.4

TOTAL

19

77

96

3.4

62

2

129

107

0

41

236

8.4 

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