One on One: 2014 Freshman Lauren Gaston



Feb. 26, 2014

The Facts
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Position: Defender
Height: 5'3"
Parents: Dr. Bernard Gaston and Margo Gaston
Club Team: Westside Breakers
Club Coach: Jason Kelly
High School: Pacifica Christian)
High School Coach: Guido Hajeinus

Lauren's Noteworthy Accolades:
• Part of Westside Breakers teams that were state finalists and played at Texas, Utah, Las Vegas and San Diego Showcases
• Helped Westside Breakers U19 to the 2013 West Coast FC title
• Helped Pacifica Christian to the 2012 league title
• Three-time team MVP at Pacifica Christian
• Also a member of Pacifica Christian's track and field team
• Played varsity volleyball as a freshman and sophomore



Mizzou Head Coach Bryan Blitz on Lauren:
"Lauren will bring a level of athleticism and tenacity to our defense."

Club coach Jason Kelly on Lauren:
"Lauren is an excellent attack minded fullback who has outstanding speed and athleticism. Lauren can shut down opposing forwards with her speed and adds a great deal to her team's offense with her ability to overlap, beat her opposing fullback and serve the ball with accuracy is an excellent weapon."

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