|Lauren Shaheen 14
GENERAL - Made an immediate impact in the circle as a freshman...Possesses great velocity and command...The team's top pitcher when healthy.
AS A FRESHMAN - Started 10 of 15 pitching appearances...Finished with team-best 4.59 ERA...Led the team with four wins and three saves...Recorded 48 strikeouts and 28 walks in 64 innings pitched...Earned a record of 3-1 with two saves in her last six decisions...Pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn her first save of the year in a 5-2 win at Manhattan (4/1)...Pitched a complete game, giving up one earned run on six hits and fanned five in the first game of a double header to win 4-2 over Fairfield (4/24).
BEFORE SIENA - Lettered four years for softball in high school...Was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East All-Star Team and the Tribune Review All-Star Team as a sophomore...Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East All-Star Team again as a junior...Named Player of the Year by the Tribune Review as a junior...Named Player of the Year by both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Tribune Review as a senior...Was a Finalist as the Tribune Review's Woman Athlete of the Year in 2006.
PARKS ON SHAHEEN - "Due to injuries and health issues, we only saw a glimpse of Lauren's potential last season. I have no doubt that she can perform among the top pitchers in the league. Lauren has the ability to shut a team down, and we're hoping to see her find her rhythm on the mound early this year and maintain it throughout the season."