14 - Lauren Battista
Lauren Battista
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Easton, Mass.
High School: Oliver Ames
Position: F
gp 35
pts/g 17.4
fg % 57.5
3pt % 41.7
ft % 81.9
reb/g 5.3
a/g 3.1

Career Highlights

Team co-captain for second straight year … two-time WBCA Division II All-America and Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America who’ll begin her senior year ranking tenth on Bentley’s all-time scoring list with 1,504 points … that’s the most ever by a Falcon prior to her final season … tabbed as the Preseason Division II Player of the Year by Women’s Division II Bulletin … ranks in Bentley’s top ten in nine different statistical categories, including scoring (15.0), field goal percentage (.530, seventh) and free three percentage (.804, fifth) … in 100 career games, has averaged 15.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals while leading the Falcons to an 89-11 record with three Northeast-10 regular season championships, three NE-10 playoff titles and two trips to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight (2011, 2012) … two-time recipient of the NE-10 Sport Excellence Scholar-Athlete Award for women’s basketball and a three-time All-NE-10 honoree, including first team in 2012 and 2013 … as a sophomore, became only the second player in the program’s history to earn both All-America and Academic All-America honors, joining Kim Penwell, and also just the second to reach the 1,000-point plateau prior to junior year (Lauren Fuller) … earned a Gold Medal while playing for Team USA in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013 … was a starter for Team USA … exceptional student with a grade point average exceeding 3.9.

2012-13 Season

Earned WBCA Division II All-America honors for the second straight year and was voted first-team Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America during a season that saw Bentley post a 30-2 record and achieve a three-peat as Northeast-10 regular season and playoff champions … in addition to earning All-America honors from the WBCA, was named a second-team All-America by Women’s Division II Bulletin and a third-team All-America by Daktronics … led team in scoring (14.9), field goal percentage (.527) and free throw percentage (.821), and was also second in rebounds (6.7) and steals (43) … during the postseason, boosted her production to 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds with a .587 field goal percentage … shot 64 percent in the NCAA regional while averaging 18.7 points … 27 games with 10+ points included five with at least 20 … season-best 27 in NCAA first-round vs. LIU Post … 26 points at Bridgeport Dec. 30 … six double-doubles … season-bests also included 10-10 free throws at Franklin Pierce Feb. 20, 12 rebounds in back-to-back contests with UMass-Lowell and Merrimack in November, five steals opening day against Holy Family and seven assists against Southern New Hampshire Feb. 16 … had 13 games with a field goal percentage of at least .600 … was 23rd in Division II in field goal percentage (.527) … finished the season ranking 15th amongst active Division II players in points (1,504) and field goals (577) … in the NE-10, was third in field goal percentage, minutes (983) and field goals (188), fourth in points (478), fifth in free throw percentage (.821), seventh in free throws (96) and eighth in scoring (14.9) … became the tenth Bentley player to reach the 1,500-point plateau Mar. 18 vs. Dowling … honors also included the NE-10 Sport Excellence Scholar-Athlete Award for women’s basketball for the second straight year, 1st-team All-Northeast-10, 1st-team Daktronics Division II All-East Region, Academic All-Northeast-10, Capital One Academic All-District and MVP of the Northeast-10 Championships (for the third straight year) … selected to NCAA Regional and Northeast-10 Championships All-Tournament Teams … NE-10 Player of the Week Mar. 18 … NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll eight times.

2011-12 Season

Had one of the greatest years ever by a Bentley women’s basketball player as she became only the second Falcon to achieve both WBCA Division II All-America and Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America (second team) honors … a multitude of honors also included team MVP and team’s Scholar-Athlete Award, Northeast-10 Player of the Year, Daktronics Division II East Region Player of the Year, Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Division II East Regional,  MVP of the Northeast-10 playoffs and the NE-10 Sport Excellence Award for women’s basketball … also earned All-America honors from Daktronics (first team) and Women’s Division II Bulletin … became only the fourth player in NE-10 history to win multiple MVP awards and only the eighth to be both MVP and POY in the same year … led Falcons in scoring (16.8, sixth best in NE-10), rebounds (7.2), field goal percentage (.525), free throws made and attempted (148-182) and free throw percentage (.813) … 587 points was the fifth most in Bentley annals …  led NE-10 in total points and field goals, and is second in FTM … only NE-10 player to average 16+ points, 6+ rebounds and 2.5+ assists … also the only one to shoot at least .500 from field and .810 from line … honors also included first-team All-Northeast-10 and Daktronics Division II East Region, as well as Academic All-Northeast-10 … Northeast-10 Player of the Week for week ending Jan. 1 … 10 appearances on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll … 21 points vs. Holy Family in East Region final included 18, on 8-of-8 shooting, in the second half … also had 13 rebounds in that game … posted consecutive double-doubles Nov. 12-13 in the NE-10/CACC Challenge … had 19 points and 10 rebounds against Holy Family and 17 and 10 vs. Felician … 23 points at Saint Anselm Nov. 27 tied career-high at the time … 21 points in win at #12 Franklin Pierce Dec. 7 … had third double-double of season (14p, 14r) Dec. 10 at Stonehill … set new career-best with 26 points at C.W. Post Dec. 18 … MVP of Bridgeport Holiday Classic after two double-doubles in which she averaged 25.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists … career-high 29 points, 12 rebounds, six assists Dec. 30 vs. Bridgeport … 22 points vs. Assumption Jan. 3 included 10-10 FT … 24 points vs. Pace Jan. 7  … five straight 20-point games from Dec. 18-Jan. 7 … made game-winning basket with 5.5 seconds left in 54-53 win at Southern NH Feb. 11 … 17 points, nine rebounds, seven assists vs. Franklin Pierce Feb. 14 … 20 points, four steals and two blocks in NE-10 final vs. Southern Connecticut … 18 points, nine rebounds in Elite Eight quarterfinal win against Wayne State (Neb.) … reached the 1,000-point milestone in that contest …  made at least two-thirds of her FGA 12 times … 31st in Division II in FG percentage.

2010-11 Season

Third-team All-Northeast-10 selection who averaged 13.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists … started 32 of 33 games … led team and was third in NE-10 in field goal percentage (.541) … 439 points was third highest ever by a Bentley freshman … also led team in steals (51) and field goals made (170) … second on team in points and rebounds behind classmate Jacqui Brugliera, and also second in minutes (30.2 average) … Women’s Division II Bulletin All-Freshman Team … also named to Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team … four-time Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week … selected for that honor Nov. 29 (11 ppg, 5.5 rpg, .625 fg pct), Dec. 13 (20 pts, 7 rebs vs. Stonehill), Jan. 24 (20 ppg, 9 rpg, 5 apg, .800 fg pct) and Feb. 14 (19.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.5 apg) … 10-plus points 24 times, with five 20-point games … two of her five double-doubles came in NCAA regional with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. C.W. Post and 10 points and 11 rebounds against Assumption … also had double-doubles against Dowling, St. Michael’s and Adelphi … highs of 23 points against Saint Anselm Feb. 8 and 13 rebounds at St. Michael’s … Most Valuable Player of Northeast-10 playoffs after averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists with a .636 field goal percentage … in addition to being number three in NE-10 in field goal percentage, was 11th in free throw percentage, 12th in offensive rebounds, 13th in scoring and 14th in rebounds.

Before Bentley

2010 graduate of Oliver Ames High School where she capped off an outstanding career by winning the Division II state championship and earning the prestigious Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year award, which “recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court” … helped the Tigers to 2009 Division II South Sectional semis and two Hockomock League championships (2009, 2010) … Oliver Ames’ all-time leading scorer with 1,667 points and Female Senior Athlete of the Year … list of accolades included Boston Globe Super Team, Boston Herald Dream Team, Brockton Enterprise Player of the Year and Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year … was a four-time Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic … McDonald’s All-America nominee … as a senior, averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals … captain of both the basketball and volleyball teams … played three seasons of volleyball … Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic in volleyball … played AAU with Mass. Premier.

Personal

Has a double major, marketing and liberal studies … minor is in finance … age as of Nov. 15: 21 … daughter of Carol and Tony Battista … has two older twin brothers, Mike and Matt (26) … parents are both Bentley graduates who met when they were students at the college … was ranked third in her graduating class, and has continued to excel academically at Bentley, making the President's List each of her first six semesters … National Honor Society treasurer … received Presidential Academic Award … has membership in the Falcon Society, the highest honor for a Bentley undergraduate … Beta Gamma Sigma honor society … on-campus ambassador for Team IMPACT … also involved with Junior Falcon Day, Light the Night walk and as an Open House volunteer.

2012-13 Statistics                       2011-12 Statistics                  

2010-11 Statistics                       Career Statistics

Recent Games
Mar 14 Bloomfield W, 80-65
Mar 15 Stonehill W, 79-63
Mar 17 LIU Post W, 83-62
Mar 25 vs. Drury W, 74-66
Mar 26 vs. Cal Poly Pomona W, 77-62
Mar 28 vs. West Texas A&M W, 73-65
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 35 21
Games started 35 21
Minutes 1007 566
Minutes per game 28.8 27.0
FG 244-424 149-253
FG Pct 57.5 58.9
3PT 25-60 12-26
3PT Pct 41.7 46.2
FT 95-116 54-70
FT Pct 81.9 77.1
Off rebounds 71 48
Def rebounds 114 63
Total rebounds 185 111
Rebounds per game 5.3 5.3
Personal fouls 52 25
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 109 66
Turnovers 67 41
Assist to turnover ratio 1.6 1.6
Steals 37 22
Blocks 10 6
Points 608 364
Points per game 17.4 17.3
Points per 40 min 24.2 25.7
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 9 at Holy Family W, 81-68 1 30 9-15 60.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 18
Nov 10 at Caldwell W, 75-58 1 31 11-18 61.1 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 23
Nov 13 at Saint Anselm W, 89-58 1 20 6-9 66.7 0-1 0.0 2-5 40.0 14
Nov 16 Dowling W, 81-57 1 30 5-9 55.6 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 14
Nov 20 Assumption W, 89-68 1 20 11-15 73.3 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 24
Nov 23 at Stonehill W, 81-62 1 28 1-8 12.5 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Nov 26 Southern N.H. W, 71-42 1 20 6-12 50.0 1-3 33.3 5-5 100.0 18
Dec 4 at Merrimack W, 76-52 1 23 7-9 77.8 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 15
Dec 7 St. Michael's W, 81-68 1 29 5-9 55.6 0-0 - 5-5 100.0 15
Dec 10 at Franklin Pierce W, 86-66 1 33 11-21 52.4 0-2 0.0 5-5 100.0 27
Dec 21 at LIU Post W, 71-59 1 31 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 9
Jan 3 Bridgeport W, 72-42 1 25 6-7 85.7 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 16
Jan 8 at Le Moyne W, 79-56 1 26 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 6-7 85.7 14
Jan 11 Southern Conn. St. W, 83-66 1 32 9-17 52.9 3-3 100.0 4-4 100.0 25
Jan 15 Adelphi W, 77-66 1 37 8-13 61.5 2-2 100.0 1-3 33.3 19
Jan 18 at American Int'l W, 84-46 1 26 6-9 66.7 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 16
Jan 22 at New Haven W, 87-65 1 27 5-11 45.5 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 11
Jan 25 Saint Anselm W, 98-82 1 24 8-13 61.5 2-2 100.0 2-3 66.7 20
Jan 29 St. Rose W, 80-49 1 24 9-15 60.0 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 20
Feb 1 at Pace W, 60-45 1 28 6-10 60.0 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 14
Feb 6 at Assumption W, 89-70 1 27 9-13 69.2 0-2 0.0 3-4 75.0 21
Feb 11 Merrimack W, 92-49 1 26 11-14 78.6 1-2 50.0 3-4 75.0 26
Feb 15 at St. Michael's W, 84-52 1 21 6-6 100.0 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 14
Feb 19 at Southern N.H. W, 95-55 1 28 8-13 61.5 0-0 - 0-0 - 16
Feb 22 Stonehill W, 79-74 1 38 6-13 46.2 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 15
Feb 25 Franklin Pierce W, 100-57 1 29 7-13 53.8 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 18
Mar 2 Le Moyne W, 77-51 1 31 5-9 55.6 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 13
Mar 6 Assumption W, 75-59 1 30 7-11 63.6 1-2 50.0 6-6 100.0 21
Mar 9 Adelphi W, 99-76 1 31 11-17 64.7 3-5 60.0 4-4 100.0 29
Mar 14 Bloomfield W, 80-65 1 29 4-7 57.1 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 11
Mar 15 Stonehill W, 79-63 1 38 5-13 38.5 2-4 50.0 3-4 75.0 15
Mar 17 LIU Post W, 83-62 1 28 6-11 54.5 2-3 66.7 2-2 100.0 16
Mar 25 vs. Drury W, 74-66 1 31 8-19 42.1 0-5 0.0 4-6 66.7 20
Mar 26 vs. Cal Poly Pomona W, 77-62 1 38 10-17 58.8 2-6 33.3 3-4 75.0 25
Mar 28 vs. West Texas A&M W, 73-65 1 38 6-12 50.0 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 14
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 9 at Holy Family W, 81-68 1 30 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 3 0 3 0
Nov 10 at Caldwell W, 75-58 1 31 4 3 7 4 3 1.3 2 0 1 0
Nov 13 at Saint Anselm W, 89-58 1 20 3 3 6 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0
Nov 16 Dowling W, 81-57 1 30 4 3 7 3 3 1.0 0 0 2 0
Nov 20 Assumption W, 89-68 1 20 3 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 0 1 0
Nov 23 at Stonehill W, 81-62 1 28 3 5 8 5 2 2.5 2 0 4 0
Nov 26 Southern N.H. W, 71-42 1 20 1 3 4 2 1 2.0 1 0 0 0
Dec 4 at Merrimack W, 76-52 1 23 2 0 2 2 1 2.0 0 2 1 0
Dec 7 St. Michael's W, 81-68 1 29 2 3 5 4 1 4.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 10 at Franklin Pierce W, 86-66 1 33 5 4 9 5 1 5.0 1 1 1 0
Dec 21 at LIU Post W, 71-59 1 31 1 3 4 2 4 0.5 0 0 4 0
Jan 3 Bridgeport W, 72-42 1 25 1 2 3 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Jan 8 at Le Moyne W, 79-56 1 26 2 6 8 2 2 1.0 0 0 3 0
Jan 11 Southern Conn. St. W, 83-66 1 32 5 4 9 3 4 0.8 0 0 1 0
Jan 15 Adelphi W, 77-66 1 37 5 2 7 2 1 2.0 0 1 0 0
Jan 18 at American Int'l W, 84-46 1 26 4 3 7 5 2 2.5 1 0 1 0
Jan 22 at New Haven W, 87-65 1 27 1 1 2 6 1 6.0 2 0 2 0
Jan 25 Saint Anselm W, 98-82 1 24 0 2 2 3 3 1.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 29 St. Rose W, 80-49 1 24 2 3 5 5 1 5.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 1 at Pace W, 60-45 1 28 0 4 4 4 6 0.7 4 0 2 0
Feb 6 at Assumption W, 89-70 1 27 1 3 4 2 0 - 0 0 3 0
Feb 11 Merrimack W, 92-49 1 26 2 2 4 3 2 1.5 2 0 0 0
Feb 15 at St. Michael's W, 84-52 1 21 0 4 4 0 3 0.0 3 0 0 0
Feb 19 at Southern N.H. W, 95-55 1 28 4 4 8 3 4 0.8 2 1 0 -
Feb 22 Stonehill W, 79-74 1 38 3 3 6 4 3 1.3 2 0 1 0
Feb 25 Franklin Pierce W, 100-57 1 29 0 4 4 3 0 - 0 0 2 0
Mar 2 Le Moyne W, 77-51 1 31 3 6 9 7 1 7.0 2 1 1 0
Mar 6 Assumption W, 75-59 1 30 1 5 6 3 2 1.5 3 0 2 0
Mar 9 Adelphi W, 99-76 1 31 1 3 4 6 1 6.0 1 0 1 0
Mar 14 Bloomfield W, 80-65 1 29 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 4 0
Mar 15 Stonehill W, 79-63 1 38 0 3 3 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 0
Mar 17 LIU Post W, 83-62 1 28 1 1 2 2 1 2.0 0 1 2 0
Mar 25 vs. Drury W, 74-66 1 31 1 4 5 1 1 1.0 2 0 3 0
Mar 26 vs. Cal Poly Pomona W, 77-62 1 38 2 8 10 5 3 1.7 1 1 2 0
Mar 28 vs. West Texas A&M W, 73-65 1 38 2 5 7 3 2 1.5 1 1 1 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 35 35 28.8 7.0-12.1 57.5 0.7-1.7 41.7 2.7-3.3 81.9 17.4
Conference 21 21 27.0 7.1-12.0 58.9 0.6-1.2 46.2 2.6-3.3 77.1 17.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 18 18 28.9 7.2-12.1 59.2 1.1-1.8 57.6 3.2-3.7 86.6 18.6
Away 14 14 27.1 6.5-11.3 57.6 0.2-1.0 21.4 2.1-2.7 76.3 15.3
Neutral 3 3 35.7 8.0-16.0 50.0 1.0-4.3 23.1 2.7-3.7 72.7 19.7

Wins 35 35 28.8 7.0-12.1 57.5 0.7-1.7 41.7 2.7-3.3 81.9 17.4
Losses - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

November 7 7 25.6 7.0-12.3 57.0 0.1-1.1 12.5 2.0-2.6 77.8 16.1
December 4 4 29.0 6.2-11.2 55.6 0.0-0.8 0.0 4.0-4.2 94.1 16.5
January 8 8 27.6 6.9-11.9 57.9 1.0-1.4 72.7 2.9-3.6 79.3 17.6
February 7 7 28.1 7.6-11.7 64.6 0.4-1.1 37.5 2.1-3.0 71.4 17.7
March 9 9 32.7 6.9-12.9 53.4 1.4-3.3 43.3 3.0-3.4 87.1 18.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 35 35 1007 244-424 57.5 25-60 41.7 95-116 81.9 608
Conference 21 21 566 149-253 58.9 12-26 46.2 54-70 77.1 364
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 18 18 521 129-218 59.2 19-33 57.6 58-67 86.6 335
Away 14 14 379 91-158 57.6 3-14 21.4 29-38 76.3 214
Neutral 3 3 107 24-48 50.0 3-13 23.1 8-11 72.7 59

Wins 35 35 1007 244-424 57.5 25-60 41.7 95-116 81.9 608
Losses - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

November 7 7 179 49-86 57.0 1-8 12.5 14-18 77.8 113
December 4 4 116 25-45 55.6 0-3 0.0 16-17 94.1 66
January 8 8 221 55-95 57.9 8-11 72.7 23-29 79.3 141
February 7 7 197 53-82 64.6 3-8 37.5 15-21 71.4 124
March 9 9 294 62-116 53.4 13-30 43.3 27-31 87.1 164
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 35 35 28.8 2.0 3.3 5.3 1.5 0.0 3.1 1.9 1.6 1.1 0.3
Conference 21 21 27.0 2.3 3.0 5.3 1.2 0.0 3.1 2.0 1.6 1.0 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 18 18 28.9 1.9 2.8 4.7 1.2 0.0 3.2 1.7 1.9 0.7 0.2
Away 14 14 27.1 2.3 3.3 5.6 1.8 0.0 3.1 2.2 1.4 1.5 0.4
Neutral 3 3 35.7 1.7 5.7 7.3 2.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.3 0.7

Wins 35 35 28.8 2.0 3.3 5.3 1.5 0.0 3.1 1.9 1.6 1.1 0.3
Losses - - - - - - - - - - - - -

November 7 7 25.6 2.9 2.9 5.7 1.6 0.0 2.7 1.9 1.5 1.3 0.1
December 4 4 29.0 2.5 2.5 5.0 1.8 0.0 3.2 1.8 1.9 0.2 0.8
January 8 8 27.6 2.5 2.9 5.4 1.2 0.0 3.5 1.8 2.0 0.5 0.1
February 7 7 28.1 1.4 3.4 4.9 1.1 0.0 2.7 2.6 1.1 1.9 0.1
March 9 9 32.7 1.2 4.1 5.3 1.8 0.0 3.3 1.7 2.0 1.1 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 35 35 1007 71 114 185 52 0 109 67 1.6 37 10
Conference 21 21 566 48 63 111 25 0 66 41 1.6 22 6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 18 18 521 34 51 85 21 0 57 30 1.9 12 3
Away 14 14 379 32 46 78 25 0 43 31 1.4 21 5
Neutral 3 3 107 5 17 22 6 0 9 6 1.5 4 2

Wins 35 35 1007 71 114 185 52 0 109 67 1.6 37 10
Losses - - - - - - - - - - - - -

November 7 7 179 20 20 40 11 0 19 13 1.5 9 1
December 4 4 116 10 10 20 7 0 13 7 1.9 1 3
January 8 8 221 20 23 43 10 0 28 14 2.0 4 1
February 7 7 197 10 24 34 8 0 19 18 1.1 13 1
March 9 9 294 11 37 48 16 0 30 15 2.0 10 4

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