- 5' 4
- High School/Other
- Rancocas Valley
- Mt. Holly, N.J.
Updated: May 18, 2015
Two-time NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection
2014 All-ACC Second-Team Selection
2015: Played in and started 55 games (49 at shortstop, six in center field) … Had her 230-game start streak snapped when she missed the JMU doubleheader with an illness … Set the school's career runs scored record against Syracuse, finishing her career with 181 … Batted .312 with 53 hits, including nine doubles, three triples and five home runs … Scored a team-high 46 runs and drove in 32 runs … Drew 26 walks and stole 12 bases … Hit a home run against No. 23 Utah in the NCAA Tournament … Had a team-high 15 multiple-hit games and also had eight multiple-RBI games … Scored a team-high eight game-winning runs … Had five game-winning hits.
2014: Made the move from center field to shortstop … A second-team All-ACC selection … A second-team all-state selection by VaSID … Started all 59 games … Batted .324 with 12 doubles, two triples and six home runs … Drove in 22 runs and scored 41 runs … Drew 25 walks and stole a team-high 17 bases … Had a 10-game hitting streak late in the season … Had 14 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games … Scored five game-winning runs.
2013: A pillar in the leadoff spot once again … A second-team NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection … A first-team all-state selection by VaSID … Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team … Started all 59 games in center field … Batted .299 with 10 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 23 RBIs … Drew 33 walks and scored a team-high 47 runs … Also led the team with 11 hit by pitch … Had 20 stolen bases, a team high … Didn't commit an error in 63 chances … Had 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games.
2012: A first-team NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection … A second-team All-ACC selection … Named to the 2012 ACC All-Tournament Team … The state's rookie of the year, as voted on by VaSID … Also a unanimous first-team selection to the all-state squad … Led the team in batting average with a .312 clip as a true freshman … Started all 63 games in center field … Led the team with 59 hits, 14 doubles and 24 stolen bases … Had six home runs from the leadoff spot and drove in 35 runs … Scored 47 runs, tops on the team … Had seven sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies … Was hit 10 times … Committed just one error all year in 70 chances … Led the team with 19 multi-hit games and had nine multi-RBI games … Led off three games with home runs … Set Virginia Tech freshman records for runs scored (47), hit by pitch (10) and tied the mark for stolen bases (24).
High School: Played at Rancocas Valley High for Coach Erin Mattio … An ESPN RISE Under Armour All-American … Batted .581 with 43 runs, three home runs, five triples, 16 RBI and a .652 on-base percentage her senior season … Finished with 191 career hits … The Inquirer's South Jersey Senior Female Athlete of the Year … The Gatorade New Jersey Softball Player of the Year as a junior … Batted .684 with 10 home runs, 31 RBI, 42 runs scored, 21 stolen bases, 10 doubles and eight triples that year, earning South Jersey Player of the Year honors … Produced a 1.421 slugging percentage and a .733 on base percentage en route to first-team all-state honors … Also earned first-team Group 4 and first-team All-South Jersey honors … A second-team all-state and first-team All-South Jersey selection as a sophomore after hitting .567 with 32 runs scored and 22 stolen bases … A four-time all-conference softball and basketball player … Earned first-team all-conference and Inquirer third-team all-South Jersey honors in basketball as a senior, leading Rancocas Valley to its first state Group 4 title in girls' basketball … A member of the National Honor Spanish Society who is also a Wendy’s High School Heisman Top 10 female finalist … A four-year Varsity Club member, which helps with Special Olympics and under-privileged families during the holiday season … Played club ball for Coach Rick Waye and the Newtown Rock Gold … Played baseball until she was 9 years old.
Personal: Lauren Nicole Gaskill … Born November 3, 1992 in Mt. Holly, NJ … Daughter of Michelle and Mathew Kensler … Has one younger sister, Alexis … Graduated with a degree in communication/public relations.