14 Lauren Battista
14 Lauren Battista
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr
Hometown: North Easton, Mass.
High School: Oliver Ames
Position: F

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 ... 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.

Personal

Is undecided in regards to her major ... age as of Nov. 15, 2010: 18 ... daughter of Carol and Tony Battista ... has two older twin brothers, Mike (23) and Matt (23) ... was ranked third in her graduating class, and has continued to excel academically at Bentley ... National Honor Society treasurer ... received Presidential Academic Award.

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