In 2014, Lauren Noonan became the first student-athlete in NIU history to receive the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship. Click here for more information
2013 SEASON: Made 15 starts in 16 games played ... Racked up 1231 minutes on the field for the season ... Scored one goal in the match against Purdue (Aug. 30) ... Fired off 12 shots, seven heading for the mark ... Was a mainstay on the Huskie defense for most of the season, helping the squad record three shutouts.
2012 SEASON: Academic All-Mid American Conference selection ... Appeared and started in all 19 matches as a centre defensive midfielder ... Totaled a goal and two assists ... Key figure in Huskies corner kick offense ... NIU scored four goals off of corner kicks ... Scored her first career goal to tie the Bowling Green match, 1-1 (Oct. 5) ... Notched an assist on the game-winning goal against South Dakota (Sept. 16) ... Registered her first assist of the year in the Loyola match (Sept. 2) ... Aided the NIU defense to six shutouts ... Part of an NIU defense that allowed the fewest goals in the Mid-American Conference (19) ... Part of a defense that did not allow a shot on goal at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 9).
2011 SEASON: Made 17 appearances, starting 15 in the midfield for the Huskies ... A box-to-box player with high-motor ... Took 16 shots during the season, with three on frame ... Missed three games during the season with injury and illness ... Part of a midfield that combined for three shutouts.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterwinner ... started 23 contests at defense, recording one goal and one assist to help lead team to regional championship her junior season ... started seven contests as a sophomore to help team to Upstate Eight Conference Championships and regional championship ... started 18 games to help team to a regional championship her freshman season ... earned all-conference honorable mention her junior year
ODP/CLUB: Played for the 2010 National Champion Windy City Pride #39 team under head coach Ko Thanadabotuth ... led to team to US Club National Championship title her junior year ... helped team claim the US Club Regional Championship title her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ...guided her team to the Illinois State Cup Finals her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, with her senior season still to come ... team also won the SC del Sol Championship her freshman and sophomore years, and played to an Orange Classic Championship title her sophomore campaign
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter of Patrick and Judy Noonan ... majoring in speech pathology ... aspires to become a teacher ... received honors as an Indian Prairie Scholar, and Academic All Conference recognition ... member of Future Educator of America ... enjoys basketball, ice skating, hockey, cooking and golf.