NAME: Lauren Schwartz
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Div. I college basketball at Rice University
HEIGHT: 5'11"-155 lb.
RESIDENCE: Hempstead, Ky.
PARENT: Scott & Amy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Graduate from Rice; Go to Physical Therapy school
A three-year varsity starter, Ryle senior Lauren Schwartz is one of Northern Kentucky's finest basketball players.
Entering her senior season, Lauren had already registered impressive career numbers, averaging 19.4 points-6.8 rebounds per game, adding 3.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 50% from the field, 40% from the three-point line and 84% from the free throw line.
Lauren is a member of Ryle's 1,700+ point club with 800+ rebounds, which is the second most points and first most rebounds in school history. She is also the school record-holder in single-game steals with nine.
She has had numerous big games this season, including vs. Boone County (31 points-17 rebounds), Boyd County (25 points-9 rebounds) and Conner (22 points-11 rebounds).
Her junior year, Lauren averaged 17.6 points-7.6 rebounds per game in helping lead the Lady Raiders to a 29-7 record and the first regional championship in program history, plus the first-ever appearance in the Kentucky Elite Eight tournament.
Her many honors included being named to the district, regional and state all-tournament teams. She was 1st team all-NKY, MVP of the 9th Region tournament, honorable mention all-state and selected to the Kentucky-Indiana Junior All-Star Game.
A great academic student and member of National Honor Society, Lauren also played three years of varsity soccer for the Lady Raiders. She is active in community service and will play basketball collegiately at Rice University.
Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is LeBron James, favorite entertainer is Luke Combs, favorite book is 13 Reason Why and favorite movie is Love and Basketball.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Lauren is an exceptional athlete and highly skilled basketball player. She has worked hard for her accomplishments, but she is also an exceptional teammate and captain. She is a presence on the floor that is verbal and leads by example."
— Katie Haitz, Basketball Coach