- High School/Other
- 5' 5"
- Southern Wayne/Mt. Olive College
- Mt. Olive, N.C.
|2013||Did Not Play|
Updated: May 19, 2013
2013: Appeared in just one game, coming as a pinch runner.
2012: Saw limited action on the field, but was a valuable member of the team who threw batting practice whenever called upon … Saw action in five games, pitching 5.1 innings … Had a 0-0 record and a 2.62 ERA … Walked five and struck out three, including one against nationally ranked Oklahoma … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Mt. Olive College: Played her freshman year (2010) before redshirting last season at the Division II school … Recorded 97 strikeouts in 93.0 innings pitched … Graduated from MOC and is enrolled in graduate school at Virginia Tech.
High School: Played for Coach Michael Wiggs at Southern Wayne High … A three-time all-state and all-district selection … Named all-conference four times … A three-year MVP … The Goldsboro News-Argus Pitcher of the Year twice … Recorded a 64-34 record in high school with a 1.33 ERA and 896 strikeouts in 650 innings pitched … The District 2 3A Pitcher of the Year 2008.
Personal: Lauren Nicole Darden … Born May 20, 1991 in Goldsboro, NC … Daughter of Joni and Gary Darden … Has one older sibling, Lesli … Earned a Master's degree in education.