2015-16: Elected team captain as a senior, leading the 2V8 for the entire campaign, helping the boat to a No. 2 performance at the ACC Championships … began the spring with a bang with the 2V8 for the Carolina Cup as the boat earned ACC Crew of the Week accolades after winning its race in 6:37.6, the second-fastest mark in Duke history … with the 2V8 for the Pac-12 Challenge as the boat finished second against UCLA and Stanford with times of 6:42.5 and 7:19.2 … at the Virginia Dual, with the 2V8 as it took second in 7:05.9 … helped the Blue Devils tie for first with No. 14 Indiana and No. 17 Notre Dame at the Dale England Cup as the 2V8 won both of its races, finishing in 6:47.3 and 6:45.5 … capped the regular season with a second-place performance at No. 9 Princeton (6:58.3) … at the ACC Championship, helped the boat from a No. 3 seed to a second-place finish with a photo finish against Notre Dame as Duke placed second overall, its best performance since 2006 … boat clocked a season-best time of 6:32.322 at the league championship … during the NCAA Championships, helped the 2V8 to the NCAA C Final title with a time of 6:34.803 … boat also placed first in the C/D Semifinals (6:41.080) … during the fall, a member of the 2V8, 3V4 and 5V4 for the Princeton Chase and Rivanna Romp … placed 29th at the Chase with the 2V8 in 15:59.382 and 12th at the Romp in 14:07.6 … with the 3V4, came in 23rd at the Chase (18:43.288) and 20th with the 5V4 at the Romp (16:16.2).
2015: A reliable member of the 2V8 during the season … started the campaign against Clemson and Boston University and helped the crew place fourth in both races with times of 6:56.82 and 7:02.70 … helped 2V8 advance to the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic by placing third in the preliminary heat in 8:06.96 … group finished sixth in the grand final … in three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads, helped the 2V8 place second to Louisville (6:54.3), fifth (6:49.8) and fourth (6:48.0) … part of one of Duke’s two boats to race in the ACC Championship Grand Final as a member of the 2V8, which got there by taking third in its preliminary heat with a time of 6:33.9 … group placed sixth (6:44.9) in the Grand Final.
2013-14: Part of the 2V8 for three races at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational … a key member of the 2V8 that placed third (6:59.90) against Clemson, Iowa, Kansas, Buffalo and Purdue, finishing only behind the Tigers and Hawkeyes … a member of the 2V8 that downed No. 20 Oregon State’s crew at the Oregon State Classic with a time of 6:41.8 … competed with the 2V8 at the UVA Invite, where the boat finished in 7:11.4 in the morning session and 7:07.8 in the second session … in the ACC Championship Grand Final, was a member of the Blue Devils’ 2V8 crew that placed sixth.
2012-13: Competed with the 2V4 at the Clemson Invitational.
Fall 2012: Won gold with Duke’s Championship 8 entry at the Head of the Hooch...powered the V8 to a 10th-place finish out of 55 entries at the Princeton Chase.
Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y....helped the Shenendehowa 1V8 to three straight top-three finishes in the state and sectional competitions...led the V8 to a third-place finish in the state competition, second in sectionals and 15th in the national competition...notched a third-place finish at the Head of the Housatonic and seventh at the head of the Charles as a senior...as a junior, powered the V8 to a fifth-place finish at the Canadian nationals, second in the state competition and seventh in the national competition...as a sophomore, helped the U17 8+ win the CSSRA Canadian Nationals...received the White Letter Award for Outstanding Commitment to a Team in 2011...member of the National Honor Society...member of the high honor roll for all four years.
Personal: Born Lauren Melissa Miranda on Jan. 7, 1994 in Clifton Park, N.Y. ... daughter of Joseph and Susan Miranda ... has a brother, Mike.