Player Bio: Lauren Coven

Number: 16
Year: 10
Position: IF
Hometown/School: Ridgwood, N.J./Ridgewood
Height: 5-5

Lauren Coven is a sophomore Polar Bear. Bowdoin will look to her to contribute not only in the batter's box, but her intense and versatile play will make her a tremendous asset in the field as well. She is planning on double majoring in Economics and History. Lauren is a graduate of Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, where she received the President's Award for Academic Excellence and several league and county softball awards. Lauren's parents are Roger and Nancy and she has an older brother, Andrew (22 years old), and a dog named Sparky. Her grandma is her number one fan. She comes to all of Lauren's games- a half hour early.

What is your favorite team memory?
One Monday morning, Julia, Kelly and I were transporting food from a supermarket to a food pantry in Freeport. We were expecting nonperishable foods, but when we arrived at the supermarket, there were four shopping carts filled with cakes, bread, pies, and cookies. There was barely enough room in my car to fit all the food. We were stuffing bread loaves in the seat pockets, stacking cakes in the trunk, and piling individual pie slices on top of Kelly and Julia's laps. I never thought I could laugh so much at eight in the morning.

What is your favorite class at Bowdoin?
Mona Lisa and the Mafia. It explored Italian stereotypes and culture.

What is playing on your ipod right now?
A techno version of "Country Road" - It's been in my head since the Florida trip

What has been the biggest influence in your life?
My parents have been the biggest influences in my life. They both forced me to do things that they knew were in my best interest. My mom made me play softball in third grade even though I thought it was boring and my dad made me take time off of a summer vacation to visit Bowdoin...or was it Bodin?

What are you looking forward to the most next season?
Convincing JP to let me have the number 6. I would also like to have a nickname - possibly "The Destroyer." I'm also excited to have outdoor practices (hopefully without shovels).