Fitzpatrick Scores for the Bears, Who End Their Season at 16-6-0
Emily Kruger Garners a Second-Team Berth
Bears Battle the Second-Seeded Aztecs for the Right to Reach Sunday's Third Round in San Diego
Junior Scores in the 87th Minute to Give the Bears a 1-0 Win in the First Round
Cal Leaves Thursday for NCAA Tournament Clash
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Extremely talented athlete who plays hard outside
Natural goal scorer with great skill
Combines well with others but also has excellent 1-v-1 skills
Could provide an explosive spark to the Cal offense.
As a Junior (2011):
Played in 21 of 22 matches with 16 starts
Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection for second straight season
Second on the team in scoring with seven goals and two assists
Tied for ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring with 0.33 goals per game
Recorded a team-high 54 shots which was tied for sixth in the conference
Named California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week on Aug. 22 after scoring a goal in each of the first two games of the season vs. Pepperdine and San Diego State
Recorded a goal in four-straight contests in wins over Kent State, Denver, Long Beach State and San Francisco, providing the game-winning score in the latter three.
Seventh goal of the season came in win at Oregon
Second assist of the season came on Cal's lone goal in regulation in NCAA Tournament first-round victory at Santa Clara.
One of a school-record thirteen Bears named to the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic team
As a Sophomore(2010):
Played in 18 games, starting 10
Second on the squad in goals with seven
Notched four assists, good for second on the team
Tied for third on the team in shots (30)
Named an All-Pac-10 honorable mention and all-academic honorable mention
As a Freshman (2009):
Played in 13 games, earning starts against Texas A&M and Texas
Had the assist on the goal in the 1-1 overtime tie versus Santa Clara
Member of All-State First Team and Mission League Player of the Year and MVP in 2009 and 2008
Offensive player of the year from 2007-09 and MVP in 2006 of Chaminade High School team after leading the team in goals and assists
Was captain and starting forward for her under-17 Camarillo Eagles club team, which was North-South California champions and Coast Soccer League Premier champions
Won the Surf Cup in 2008 with her under--19 team and in 2006 on her under-16 team
Attended the U.S. under-15 national team 2006 camp and the national development training camp in 2007 for ODP
Member of the ODP state and regional teams from 2004-09
Member of the Cal South G91 ODP Team that was Region IV champion from 2006-08, national ODP semifinalist in 2008 and national ODP finalist in 2007
Active in her high school outside of athletics with years spent in the California Scholarship Federation and Key Club and did volunteer work for the homeless, mentally-disabled adults and orphaned children
BATTUNG'S CAREER STATISTICS: Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2009 13 2 6 0 1 1 2010 18 10 30 7 4 18 2011 21 16 54 7 2 16 Totals 52 28 90 14 7 35
Lauren Battung off the Pitch:
Full Name: Lauren Alexandra Caviles Battung
Nickname(s): LB, LBizzle, Bizzle, Poundy
I Chose Cal because...I love the people, the atmosphere and the soccer life.
My favorite thing about Berkeley is...that it has personality.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you is...old school jazz and blues.
When I'm upset, I like to...listen to music.
Cal is better than other schools because...it is unique and offers diverse lifestyles and cultures.
Something I learned from my parents is...to be myself.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...a professional dancer.
Do you have any hidden talents? It's not really hidden but I play guitar, piano, and am trying to learn the drums
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? Family and friends
Which words of phrases do you overuse? "Fail" and "awkward"