Lauren  Surber
Lauren Surber


West Sayville, N.Y.

High School:



GENERAL: Co-captain...Well-rounded player...Extremely hard worker...Fearless competitor who will do anything to win... Will be counted on as a leader in many ways...Tough defender who has a knack for getting in the passing lane... Good handle with the ability to take defenders off the dribble...Solid pull-up jumper both off the dribble and in catch-and-shoot situations...Tough defender with good basketball fundamentals.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in 29 games and started 27 times... Averaged a career-high 33.3 mpg.. Team-leader with 52 steals... Chipped in 5.2 rpg... Had a career-high 18 points and five steals against Loyola (1/28/05)... In the final six games, Surber hit on 13-of-23 of her three-point attempts. Recorded double-figure scoring in a career-high 11 games including in each of the last six contests... Netted a career-high 18 points against Loyola (1/28/05)... Recorded her first career double-double at St. Peter's (1/14/05)... Had a career-high eight assists vs. Niagara (2/5/05)...Hit on a career-high 4-of-6 three point attempts vs. Rider (2/19/05)... Named New York Lottery Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year... Recognized by MAAC coaches as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

AS A RED SHIRT SOPHOMORE: Played in 28 games and received the starting nod in 21 games...Averaged 25.5 minutes per game...Made 20 of 26 from the charity strip...Collected 25 assists...Had a season high seven rebounds at Duquesne (12/22/03)...Grabbed 104 rebounds (51 Off / 53 Def)...Had four double digit outings...Went 4-4 from the free throw line against Marist (1/19/04)...Named New York Lottery Scholar Athlete of the Year.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Red Shirted due to injury.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 24 games during rookie season...Notched season-high of eight points and five rebounds against Vermont (11/20/01)...Set career-high with 11 rebounds in MAAC Tournament against Iona (3/1/02)...Played 10 or more minutes in five games.

BEFORE SIENA: 1,000-point scorer and four-year varsity standout at Sayville High School...Named All-League all four seasons and All-County each of last three seasons...Named to Newsday All-Long Island Second-Team following junior season...Named school's Most Outstanding Senior Athlete... Also lettered in soccer and volleyball ...Two-time All-State in soccer.

PERSONAL: Born on October 12, 1983...The daughter of George and Deirdre Surber...Younger sister Amanda attends Fordham.

The Surber File

What basketball player when growing up did you most want to be like and why? I didn't really want to be like any player in particular, I have always just enjoyed playing.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while you have been playing basketball? I would have to say anytime we go out to eat on the road in the hotels. We are always laughing so hard with each other.

What's your favorite sports teams, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL? In the NFL, I love Tom Brady and the Patriots. In baseball, It's the Red Sox and Johnny Damon.

If you could play one person and either learn from or school them, who would it be and why? Jordan, I'd just want to shoor around with him and talk for an hour.

Who first taught or introduced the game of basketball to you? Explain The boys that lived across the street from me growing up, they taught me how to play "21" and let me shoot with them even though I was six and they were 13 and 14.

If you had a motto to live by, what would it be? Everything happens for a reason.

If you could be interviewed by one person in the media, who would it be and why? James Lipton, because he asks all the right questions.

What was your offseason workout routine consist of? Running, Running, RUNNING, playing pickup games, lifting, individuals and did I mention running?

Tell me something about you that might surprise me? I play the drums and have never eaten a cheeseburger in my whole life.

Who on the coaching staff would you most like to play one-on-one and why? Coach Best, because she has the best defense.

2004-2005 (Career) Highs

Points: 18 vs. Loyola (1/28/05)

FG: 6 (Five times)

FGA: 16 @ Saint Peter's (1/14/05)

3FG: 4 vs. Rider (2/19/05)

3FGA: 6 (three times)

Rebounds: 10 @ Saint Peter's (1/14/05)

Blocks: 1 (four times)

Assists: 8 vs. Niagara (2/5/05)

Steals: 5 vs. Loyola (1/28/05)

Minutes: 44 vs. Fairfield (3/4/05)


02-03Red Shirt