Duke Field Hockey BIO
12 Lauren Blazing
2014: Selected for second team All-America honors after guiding the Blue Devils to a 13-7 ledger and a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals … Led the ACC and ranked sixth nationally in save percentage at .786 … Also ranked second in the league and seventh in the nation in goals against average (1.19) … Season goals against average ranked fourth in Duke’s single-season record book … Totaled 1415:20 minutes in the cage, registering 88 saves … Anchored defensive unit that ranked second in the ACC and seventh nationally, holding opponents to 1.18 goals per game … Garnered first team All-South Region and first team All-ACC honors … Posted six shutouts on the fall … Tallied season-high 13 saves against top-ranked North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals (Nov. 16) … Member of 2014-15 U.S. women’s national team … Earned Capital One Academic All-America and all-district first team accolades as a member of the women’s at-large team … Also tabbed the ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and received third selection to All-ACC Academic Team and fourth to ACC Academic Honor Roll … Named an NHFCA Scholar of Distinction and to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
2013: Enjoyed a breakout season in goal, garnering third team All-American recognition while anchoring Duke to a 17-7 record and the program’s fourth appearance in the NCAA title game ... Led the ACC and ranked fifth nationally in save percentage with a .792 clip ... Also ranked second in the conference with an average of 5.88 saves per game and was fourth in goals against average (1.48) while totaling 1755:41 minutes in the cage ... Part of a defensive unit that ranked 18th nationally, holding opponents to 1.47 goals per game ... Named to the NFHCA All-South Region first team, All-ACC second team and ACC All-Tournament Team ... Credited with 3.1 shutouts on the season ... Tallied a career-best 22 saves to preserve a 3-2 overtime shootout victory over top-ranked North Carolina Sept. 27, receving ACC Player of the Week honors for her performance ... Posted double-digit saves in three other contests, including 12 stops in an NCAA semifinal win over Maryand (Nov. 22) ... Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team, the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Also named a Scholar of Distinction by the NFHCA.
2012: Started and played 13 games on the season, totaling 910:35 minutes in the cage .... Credited with 51 saves and a goals against average of 1.99 ... Missed five games due to participation in the 2012 Junior Pan American Games where she helped the United States qualify for the Junior World Cup ... Named to the NFHCA Academic All-America and ACC All-Academic teams for her performance on the field and in the classroom ... Also earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition ... Over the summer, earned a spot on the U.S. Under-21 national squad which finished seventh at the Junior World Cup in Germany.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner and four-time team MVP at Durham Academy … Named all-conference in each season, while earning conference player of the year distinction her senior year … Served as team captain for the 2010 season … Member of the Carolina Fury and TarDevils club teams … Also lettered three years in basketball and five in softball … A three-year letterwinner in basketball, garnering all-league honors as a senior and team defensive MVP recognition her final two seasons … Named conference player of the year in softball, while also earning team MVP, all-state and Coach’s Award distinction.
Personal: Born on Dec. 12, 1992 … Daughter of Jenny and Mike Blazing … Has one sister, Robin, who is also a member of the Duke field hockey team ... Majoring in cultural anthropology and political science.