2010 (Sr.): Started all 22 games for the Mustangs, playing all but four minutes (2064)... Tied for the team lead in assists (6) and was tied for fourth in points (8)... Collected an assist 10/10 against Colorado College... Took three shots, two on goal 10/3 vs. Marshall... Collected an assist 9/26 against Rice... Recorded three shots 9/19 vs. St. Mary's... Took six shots, two on goal, and collected an assist on the game-winning goal 9/12 against New Mexico... Collected an assist 9/10 vs. Oklahoma State... Collected an assist 9/5 against Davidson... Scored the unassisted game-winning goal 8/20 vs. FIU.
2009 (Jr.): Started all 19 games and totaled 1583 minutes on the season... Assisted against Southern Miss on 10/25... Played the entire duration of 14 games, including eight games in a row during Conference USA play, a total of 829 minutes without missing any action... Played a more defensive role this season... Her 1583 minutes were second among outfield players on SMU.
2008 (So.): Named C-USA Player of the Week along with Rice's Shelley Wong for the week ending 9/28/08... Played in all 20 games, and started 18 games... Scored goals in back-to-back games against Colorado College (9/26) and UTEP (9/28)... 75th minute goal vs. UTEP was the only goal in a 1-0 SMU victory...was tied for second on the team with three assists... Led the team in shots on goal with 26, and was second in total shots with 45... Took nine shots, seven of which were on goal on 9/5 against Prairie View A&M... Played the entire 90 minutes in two straight games, vs. UAB on 10/19, and at UCF on 10/24.
2007 (Fr.): Played in all 17 games as a freshman, starting 15... Tallied five points in debut season, on two goals and an assist... Scored her goals in SMU victories over TCU (9/21/07) and Houston (10/28/07)... Registered her lone assist (9/28/07) in SMU victory over Sam Houston State.
Prior to SMU: Four-year letterwinner at Lake Highlands High School, where she served as team captain her senior season... Named first-team All-District 9-5A as a senior and second-team All-District after her junior season... Named District 9-5A Newcomer of the Year honors as a sophomore... Team MVP as a senior... Member of North Texas state ODP team... Current member of Solar soccer club... Served as team captain for six years... Club team was a state semifinalist in 2005, a two-time state finalist at the Disney Soccer Showcase and a quarterfinalist in the 2004 Texas Cup... Member of the National Honor Society... Honor graduate... Senior class secretary.
Personal: Majoring in psychology; minoring in statistics... Full name is Lauren Elizabeth Shepherd... Favorite non-soccer athlete is Dirk Nowitzki... Would most like to visit Hawaii... Has one older brother and one younger brother... Parents are James and Sandra Shepherd.