GENERAL - 2010 Preseason All-MAAC selection...Good offensive player who will be utilized at first base and third base...Dangerous batter who can hit for average and power...Defensively, can play all over the field and have an immediate impact...Daughter of Carol Weingart...Volunteered at St. Franes Hospital...Chose Siena for the softball program and the coaching staff.
AS A JUNIOR - MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Started and played in 37 games...Named MAAC Player of the Week (4/14) after hitting four home runs, driving in nine runs, scoring five times and posting a .792 slugging percentage...Led all regulars with a .267 average while leading the team in home runs (seven), RBI (26), total bases (52) and slugging percentage (.495)...Also scored 10 runs and slugged three doubles...Hit game-winning, walk-off home run in victory over Fairfield (4/9)...Recorded six multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances...Drove in multiple runs six times, including a season-high five RBI performance while going 3-for-4 from the dish in win over Binghamton (3/31).
AS A SOPHOMORE - All-MAAC Second Team and All-Academic Team selection...Started 45 of 46 games she played...Hit .316 with 42 hits...Scored 12 runs, had five doubles, five home runs and drove in 24 runs...Stole two bases in three attempts...Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored to help defeat Fairleigh Dickinson (3/17)...Hit two home runs, had four RBI and scored three times in the front end of a doubleheader at Binghamton (4/17).
AS A FRESHMAN - Started 22 of 29 games she played in...Batted .206 with 11 RBI and five runs scored...Hit two doubles, a home run, and the only triple for the team...Stole two bases in as many chances...Went 1-for-2 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in the back end of a doubleheader to help defeat UAlbany 5-3 (3/28)...Went 2-for-3 with a double, scored two runs and drove in two runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Rider (4/14)...Named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes.
BEFORE SIENA - Lettered in softball and volleyball for four years...Named a Scholar Athlete four years in a row...Named 2006 Female Co-Athlete of the Year...Made All-State, All-Section, and Poughkeepsie Journal All-Star Teams as a senior...Poughkeepsie Journal Fab 5 Member in 2005...All State First Team in 2004...MVP in New York State Final Four Semifinal game in 2004...Named to All-Section and All-League Volleyball Teams in 2006.
PARKS ON WEINGART - "Lauren's stats last year were respectable, but she has only scratched the surface of what she is capable of doing in a Siena uniform. I fully believe she should be one of the most feared hitters in the MAAC. Lauren can hit for average and power and is essential to our success in 2010."