Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#9 Lauren Young
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.
High School: Canyon H.S.
Experience: 2 Letters

2014: Started 59 games at third base … Hit .265 in 155 at-bats … Hit 10 home runs on the season and slugged .477 … Third on the team with five sac bunts … Clouted three doubles and drove in 27 runs on the year … Drew 22 walks and was hit by a pitch, helping her to a .358 on-base percentage … Registered 41 hits on the season … Scored 27 runs … An honorable mention Pac-12 all-academic honoree … A standout defensively, committed just seven errors at the hot corner (.960) … Had nine multi-hit games … Drove in multiple runs on four occasions … Had a five-game hitting streak from 2/14-2/20 … Ended the year on a three-game hitting streak, the second longest on the team … Went 2-for-3 with a home run three RBI vs. Longwood (2/28) … Homered and drove in three runs in a 2-for-3 effort vs. Ball State (3/4-1) … Homered twice and drove in three runs vs. New Mexico State (4/23) … Had three RBI and a home run vs. Utah (4/27) … Nine of her 10 home runs came at home, where she hit .318, compared to .172 on the road … Committed just two errors in her final 93 defensive opportunities on the season … Stole a base vs. UNLV (3/19-1), her first of her career … Had three hits in eight at-bats (.375) … Drew five walks and scored three runs … Doubled, drove in a run and scored two more against Boston University (5/16) … Singled and scored a run in game two vs. LSU (5/18) … Lafayette Super Regional: Went 3-for-6 and was hit by a pitch in the two games.


2013: A 59-game starter who provided punch to the middle of the order … Received an honorable mention on the all-conference team … Named Pac-12 all-freshman … Blasted 12 homers and drove in 36 runs while maintaining a .270 batting average … Ranked second on the team behind Chelsea Goodacre in both home runs and RBI … Third on the team in slugging percentage (.528), total bases (86) and walks (23) … Started all 59 games at third base where she made impressive play after impressive play … Began the season in the seven-spot in the batting order before spending the majority of the second half of the season in the cleanup role … Knocked six doubles in 163 at-bats … Second on the team with three, three-hit games … Had nine multi-hit games all together, including three multi-homer games … Had the team’s two most productive games RBI-wise when she drove in seven runs against UC Santa Barbara (4/6) and six runs against Boise State (3/9) … Had six hits in six at-bats, including four home runs in a doubleheader against Boise State (3/9), a day in which she drove in a combined nine runs and scored five runs in the sweep … Homered in the previous game and the subsequent game, giving her six home runs in the span of 10 at-bats (3/7-3/14) … Went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and drove in seven runs, the most since Shelby Pendley brought home eight runs against North Dakota (2/17) … Had 44 hits on the season, perhaps none bigger than a three-run home run in the sixth inning against No. 13 Stanford (5/9) that transformed a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead in Arizona’s eventual 5-3 victory … College Station Regional: Did not record a hit in seven at-bats … Was hit by a pitch and laid down a sacrifice bunt against Penn (5/18) … Walked against Baylor (5/18) … Was perfect in 11 defensive chances.


High School: A four-year letterwinner at Canyon High School under Head Coach Dan Hay ... Named Team MVP in her junior and senior seasons ... Cited as first-team all-conference during her junior and senior seasons and named to the second-team as a freshman ... Named first-team all-county and all-state as a senior while being awarded second-team all-county as a senior ... Named the 2012 Athlete of the Year at Canyon High School as a senior as well as the school’s Junior Player of the Year the previous season ... Four-year scholar athlete ... Posted a .394 batting average with a .746 slugging percentage and five home runs in her senior season.


Personal: Born Lauren Alyssa Young in August of 1994 to Terry and Cecile Young ... Brother Brandon (19) will serve as the team’s manager and has a sister, Taryn, 13 ... Intended major is undecided ... In her free time, enjoys playing softball, hanging out and relaxing ... Chose Arizona because she, “loved the campus and the coaches and the girls were great.”


Career Honors:


Pac-12 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)


All-Pac-12 (Honorable Mention)

Pac-12 All-Freshman