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Lauren Pinkham

  • position Defender
  • height 5-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cornwall, N.Y.
  • High school Cornwall Central
  • position Defender
  • height 5-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cornwall, N.Y.
  • High school Cornwall Central

Lauren Pinkham Bio

AWARDS:
Sophomore season (2017)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll

2018: Competed in 14 matches, starting in five… Played a season-high 49 minutes against NC State, adding one shot… Finished with two shots on the season… Played a career-high 397 minutes during the season, including against Penn State (11/16) in the NCAA Tournament.

2017: Played in 11 matches, totaling 166 minutes on the field…saw time in four conference games and two NCAA Tournament matches…the Gamecocks posted a shutout in eight of the 11 games she played in…attempted two shots on the year, both of which came in Carolina’s season-opener against UCF (8/18)…played a season-high 30 minutes against the Knights.

2016: Saw time in six matches as a freshman…her lone appearance in SEC action came against Georgia (9/9)…played 25 minutes in Carolina’s non-conference finale against UNCG (9/15)…her 29 minutes of game action in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Alabama State (11/11) marked a season high.

PRE-COLLEGE: Played club soccer at Quickstrike FC under head coach Jesse Kolmel…helped lead Quickstrike to multiple New England Tournament Championships and was a coaching assistant for some of the youth teams at the program…was a three-year varsity starter at Cornwall Central High School under head coach Amanda Greenblat…named a Section 9 All-Star twice while at Cornwall Central and was tabbed an 845 Second Team All-Star two times… helped lead Cornwall Central to the 2013 and 2015 Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) and was part of the team that earned runner-up honors in the 2015 Section 9 Championship…also lettered in softball in 2013.

PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1998…daughter of Scott and Michele Pinkham…was a member of the National Honors Society at Cornwall Central… named to the academic honor roll and was a varsity athlete with a grade average in the top 10 percentile… is a Red Cross certified babysitter and a member of the Key Club…undecided major…her father Scott played football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

COACH SMITH ON LAUREN: “We’re excited to see what Lauren is able to contribute to the team, and I think she’s going to do a tremendous job based off what we’ve seen from her. She is a long, physical player who carries the right attitude.”

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