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Lauren Barron
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Lauren Barron 1261668
Position: Driver
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Commerce, Calif.
High School: Whittier
Experience: 1 Letter

Cal Success
• Scored 26 goals as a freshman in 2009
• Notched a team-high four goals at Cal Lutheran in 2009
• Had a team-high three goals versus George Washington in 2009
• Tallied a goal against UCLA in the 2009 MPSF Tournament

High School Success
• All-CIF First Team and won the league championships all four years
• Team captain of her high school squad and all-league and all-area MVP in 2008
• First-team All-American in 2006 with her club team

• Undeclared major
• Parents are Abiel and Sylvia Sital Barron

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My Favorite Cal Moment
"The day we were given our Cal swim caps. I got in the water and knew it was all real and that a chapter of greatness had begun." Why did you choose Cal?
"It was the best of both worlds. I am receiving an education from the best public university in the country and I have the opportunity to play on one of the top college water polo teams." What has been the hardest, most surprising aspect about transitioning from high school to college?
"It was difficult to leave my family and friends. I also had to instantly become responsible for myself and my academics. I had the option to and did attend Summer Bridge, which helped enormously with the transition. I now consider it my second home full of sisters to share moments with." What is your favorite part about water polo or how did you get started playing polo?
"My favorite part about water polo is that is it a team sport. It is basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming and wrestling in 12 feet of water, so I consider being able to play all those sports in one. It is tough and physical, and I love that. But most importantly, it is spontaneous - you are always moving and creating plays."

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