Graduated from Port Neches (Texas)-Groves High School ... Lettered in softball for three seasons at Port Neches-Groves High School and also lettered in softball for one season at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas ... Helped lead high school team to 2005 Texas TAPPS 5A state championship ... Was named to the 2005 Port Arthur Dream Team ... Was a 2005 TAPPS All-State selection at catcher her senior season ... Also earned 2005 TAPPS All-District and All-Tournament honors her senior year ... Led the team with a .511 batting average her senior season ... As a junior, was named District 20-4A Defensive Player of the Year ... Was named to the 2004 Port Arthur News Dream Team ... Named to the 2004 Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team her junior year ... Was an all-state selection at shortstop as a junior ... Led the team as a junior with a .470 batting average ... Was a 2004 Texas Sports Writers Association all-state honorable mention selection ... Named Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Played in high school for Jack Daniels, Dale Fontenot and Miste Tyner ... Played club softball with Beaumont Blast Gold ... Team claimed an AFA national championship as a senior ... Named to the all-tournament team ... Coached in club softball by Robert Verde.
Full name is Lauren Nicole Parker ... Born on July 20, 1987, in Nederland, Texas ... Daughter of Joel and Tammy Parker ... Majoring in deaf education.