Lauren Kozal


Date of Birth

Jul 10, 2000




Ada, MI


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Career Highlights

COLLEGE (Michigan State)

Became the second Michigan State women’s soccer player to be named a repeat All-American by United Soccer Coaches, garnering First Team laurels...Was the first Spartan in program history to be named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy...Booked her second-straight Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year honor and became Michigan State’s first unanimous selection for the award...Earned All-Big Ten First Team honors...Logged a single-season MSU record for goalkeeper wins with 17...Started in goal in all 23 games, notching 63 saves against only 15 goals allowed for al goals-against average of 0.808...Notched 10 shutouts...Published a season-high eight saves in 90 minutes against Arkansas (9/4)...Had a historic seven-save outing in a 2-1 upset of then-No. 6 Penn State on the road (9/29)...Steered the top-seeded Spartans to the Big Ten Tournament Championship game for the first time in program history...Was in goal as MSU set a single-season program win record (17) which saw the Green & White reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in school history.

2021 (Fall)

Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year in her junior season...Spent every minute of every game in goal for the Spartans, totaling 1,680 minutes of play...Earned seven shutout wins...Had a career-low 13 goals allowed for a goals-against average of 0.70...Totaled a career-high 81 saves, averaging 4.5 saves per game...Led the Big Ten in save percentage with 86.2 percent...Was second in the league in goals-against average and saves per game with 4.41, and third in shutouts recorded...Named the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and to the All-Big Ten First Team...Earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region and All-America honors.


Started in all 12 games, with one shutout...Finished the season with 54 total saves and a 1.85 GAA... Tied her season-high with seven saves in the season finale vs. Rutgers (4/8).


Started in all 19 games, with five shutouts...Finished the season with 79 total saves and a 1.52 GAA...Earned her first career shutout vs. Eastern Michigan (8/29...Earned her fifth shutout in a draw with Minnesota, making a new then career-high nine saves (10/3) ...Had a new career-high 11 saves against No. 16 Michigan (10/19).



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