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#2 Lauren Barron
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

Personal
• Undeclared major
• Parents are Abiel and Sylvia Sital Barron

Goals
2009	26

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."

CalBears.com: Why did you choose Cal?
LB:
"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."

CalBears.com: What has been the hardest, most surprising aspect about transitioning from high school to college?
LB:
"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."

CalBears.com: What is your favorite part about water polo or how did you get started playing polo?
LB:
"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."

Cal Bears Women's Water Polo