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Princeton W. Basketball BIO
3 Lauren Polansky

Senior Year (2012-13): Named co-captain for 2012-13 season... Ivy Defensive Player of the Year for third straight season ... started 23 of 25 games played in ... limited midyear due to injury ... averaged 0.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.5 steals per game.

Opened the year scoring nine points, making four rebonds and three steals at St. Joe’s on Nov. 11 ... had three steals, three rebounds, two assists and two points in 11 minutes vs. Rider on Nov. 20 ... made a season-hgih nine rebounds, matched a career-high with seven assists and added three steals vs. Rutgers on Nov. 29 ... tallied a career-high and team-high 11 rebounds, while adding three steals, two assists and a block vs. Hofstra on Dec. 5 ... returned to action after suffering an injury to start at Cornell on Feb. 1, had a team-high eight rebounds ... matched a career-high with seven assists and made three steals to tie a season-high at Brown on Feb. 9 ... stats came in fours for: points, rebounds and assists, also had two steals and a block at Yale on Feb. 10 ... had four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block versus Harvard on Feb. 16 ... had three rebounds, two points, two steals and an assist at Dartmouth on Mar. 2 ... made team-high and season-high five steals vs. Yale on Mar. 8 ... played 21 minutes, adding a rebound, three assists and a steal in NCAA First Round vs. Florida State on Mar. 24.

Junior Year (2011-12): Earned second consecutive Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year honors ... saw action in all 28 games, starting 27 ... missed lone start due to Senior Night ... made a career-high 12 points, five field goals and two three-pointers versus Marist on Nov. 21 ... grabbed eight steals for a career-high versus Davidson on Nov. 25 ... dished a career-best seven assists at Hofstra on Dec. 29 ... tied a career-high with three blocks versus Yale on Feb. 4 ... made three steals, three assists and three steals at then-No. 19 UCLA on Nov. 25.

Sophomore Year (2010-11): Named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... started in 26 games as the point guard and played in two more, missing one game due to an injury ... scored a career-high 10 points on 5 for 9 shooting against Yale on Feb. 19 with a career-best three blocks ... had a career-high eight rebounds against FDU on Nov. 13 ... attempted her most shots, six, against Penn on Jan. 8 ... dished out a career-high six assists and six steals against Lafayette on Dec. 13 ... had six steals again versus Drexel and Columbia, and matched her six assists against La Salle ... has scored six three-pointers in her career, all this season ... led the team in assists 13 times, steals 11 times, blocks five times and rebounds three times. 

Freshman Year (2009-10): Has started in 22 games and made four more appearances ... scored a personal-best six points against Yale on Jan. 30 and at Dartmouth on March 5  ... pulled down a personal-best six rebounds at Columbia on Feb. 12 ... dished out a career-best six assists three times most recently against Cornell on Feb. 26 .... made two blocks against Stony Book on Nov. 13 ... recorded four steals against Lafayette ... led the team in assists 10 times, steals six times and blocks twice times.

Before Princeton: Point guard for The Branson School varsity team for four years ... guided the Bulls to a 121-19 record while leading the league in steals and assists all four years ... as a senior captain, Polansky helped the team to a 30-4 mark ... greatest statistical achievement was a quadruple double in points, rebounds, assists and steals ... also recorded triple doubles on more than one occasion ... named the 2009 North Bay Player of the Year ... selected as a first-team all-league recipient twice ... earned San Francisco Chronicle first-team all-metro honors ... member of the Jewish High School Sports Hall of Fame ... a member of the Marin County League All-Star Team and the SAC VS BAY All-Star Team ... Branson won the league, the North Coast Section and the NORCAL during her junior and seniors years ... the team won the state championship during her sophomore and junior years ... named the MVP of the league during her senior year ... played her AAU basketball for the East Bay Xplosion in 2008 with fellow Princetonian Niveen Rasheed. 

Personal: Full name is Lauren S. Polansky ... born December 24, 1990 in San Francisco ... parents are Cynthia and the late Jon Polansky ... majoring in economics.

 

 Season  GP-GS  Min  FG  FG%  3FG  3FG%  FT  FT%  O  
 D 
 Tot  Avg.  PF  A 
 TO  Blk  Stl  Pts  Avg
2009-10 27-23 497 15-37 .405 0-0 .000 7-13 .538 23 44 67 2.5 48 77 32 4 40 37 1.4
2010-11 28-26 680 26-73 .356 6-23 .261 12-26 .462 45 71 116 4.1 61 82 50 12 52 70 2.5
2011-12 229-28 728 29-85 .341 4-23 .174 16-27 .593 43 73 116 4.0 64 68 69 12 69 78 2.7
2012-13 25-23 538 9-34 .265 1-6 .167 4-10 .400 27 68 95 3.8 43 55 27 13 45 23 0.9
Career 109-100 2443 79-229 .345 11-52 .212 39-76 .513 138 256 394 3.6 216 282 178 41 206 208 1.9
   Career Highs
Season Highs
Points  12 vs. Marist (11/21/11)  9 at St. Joseph's (11/11/12)
FG

 5, 2x MR vs. Marist (11/21/11)

 4 at St. Joseph's (11/11/12)

 FG Attempted
 9 vs. Yale (2/18/11)  5 at St. Joseph's (11/11/12)
 3FG Made
 1, 7x MR at St. Joseph's (11/11/12)
 1 at St. Joseph's (11/11/12)
 3FG Attempted
 3, 2x MR at Harvard (2/4/11)  1, 6x MR at Penn (3/12/13)
 FT Made
 2, 5x MR at Yale (2/10/13)
 2 at Yale (2/10/13)
 FT Attempted
 4, 2x MR at Penn (3/8/11)  2, 5x vs. Dartmouth (2/15/13)
 Rebounds  11 vs. Hofstra (12/5/12)  11 vs. Hofstra (12/5/12)
 Assists  7, 2x MR at Brown (2/9/13)  7, 2x MR at Brown (2/9/13)
 Blocks  3 vs. Yale (2/18/11)  2, 2x MR vs. Columbia (2/22/13)
 Steals  6, 3x MR vs. Columbia (2/11)
 5 vs. Yale (3/8/13)
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mill Valley, Calif.
High School: Branson School
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