Lauren Roney
    Lauren Roney


    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:
    Belleville West





    - Second-Team All-MVC
    - ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team
    Recorded a career-best .298 batting average (45-of-151) with seven doubles, three triples, 22 runs scored and 19 RBI in 55 games... Started in 53 games with 32 coming at catcher and the other 21 at second base... Earned All-MVC honors as a catcher... Named to the Florida State Invitational All-Tournament Team... Drove in three winning runs... Scored the winning run in five games

    Batted .243 (36-of-148) with six doubles, 16 runs scored and 10 RBI in 54 games... Started in 47 games with 22 coming in right field, 15 at second base, eight as the designated player and two at catcher... Had a .974 fielding percentage with two errors... Hit .277 (5-of-18) in the NCAA Tournament... Did not record an error in MVC play

    Batted .176 (14-of-81) with five runs scored and two RBI... Started 26 games, playing in 35... Played 15 games at second base, 16 at catcher and five as the designated player... Compiled a .981 fielding percentage with only two errors... Scored the winning run in SIU's 3-2 come-from-behind win over Central Florida at the Triple crown Invitational... Lone walk came against Creighton... Allowed only one passed ball in 16 games as a catcher

    Pre-SIU / Belleville West
    Lettered all four years in softball... First-team all-conference and all-area selection three years... Led team to third-place finishes at state in 2001 & 2002... Won a regional championship all four years... Claimed sectional titles in her final three years... Participated in three state tournaments... Named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Second Team... Chicago Tribune All-State selection... Member of Chicago Tribune's "Super 60 Seniors"... Named a National Coaches Association Academic All-American... Batted .404 as a senior with a .620 slugging percentage and a .550 on-base percentage... Offensive Player of the Year as a Senior... Named Defensive Player of the Year twice... Also ran cross country all four years... Played basketball three years

    Majoring in psychology...Has a 3.365 cumulative grade point average... Named to the National Honor Society twice... Graduated from Belleville West High School with a 4.077 grade point average out of a possible 4.0... Played select softball for the Tomahawks and the St. Louis Chaos... Has a brother, Bryan... Daughter of Charles and Pamela Roney... Born on Jan. 8, 1984 in Belleville, Ill.