MINER NOTE: Three-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2012 & 2013) member & 2013 C-USA Academic Medalist (2013); CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly National Honor Roll (10/30/13).

2013 (REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE): Returned to health to serve as a key reserve forward who appeared in all 21 matches ... tied for fourth on the squad in points (seven) ... gifted distributor who was credited with three helpers to share second on the team ... also scored a pair of goals ... named to the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly National Honor Roll on Oct. 30, 2013, after a helping UTEP down both UTSA (10/25/13) and Colorado College (10/27/13) to lock up a bye for the C-USA Tournament ... she scored in both matches while also assisting on the game-winning goal against the Tigers ... good touch on the ball, evidenced by almost half (7-of-15) of her shots being on goal ... earned a starting nod at Louisiana Tech (10/18/13) ... member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA) & received C-USA Academic medal (min. 3.75 GPA).

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in the first two games of the year, logging a total of 24 minutes, before sustaining a season-ending injury ... received a medical redshirt season & did not lose a year of eligibility ... member of the C-USA Academic Honor roll in addition to earning a C-USA Academic Medal (min. 3.75 cumulative GPA).

2011 (FRESHMAN): Led all UTEP freshmen and fourth overall on the team with 15 points ... tallied five assists to share squad lead and tie for sixth in Conference USA ... one of four Miners with at least five goals ... had both a goal and an assist at UTSA (9/18/11) and at Southern Miss (10/2/11) ... twice scored in consecutive contests ... started eight straight matches midway through C-USA action and 10 times overall ... named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA) & C-USA Academic Medalist (min. 3.75).

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year varsity starter who garnered first-team All-District accolades in 2009 and 2010 ... squad won the state championship in 2008 while it was a state finalist in 2010 ... also a standout in cross country ... regional qualifier in cross country in 2007 and 2008 ... was the District's cross country Freshman of the Year in 2007 ... competed at the club level for D'Feeters 93 since it was founded in 1993 ... team was ranked second nationally in 2010-11 under coaches David and Laura Pfeil, HG Doyle and Skip Scarfone ... served as captain for two years ... team secured a third-place finish at the 2010 USYSA Nationals ... it took home titles at the 2010 USYSA Region III event, the state cup in both 2005 and 2008, the 2009 premier league west and the 2009 LHGCL D1 event ... personal accolades included North Texas and Region III ODP from 2005-08 ... involved with the Duke University Talent program, GT/Alpha program (ELAR, science, math) ... was a 2009 visual arts scholastic event state qualifier ... member of her school's academic honor roll from 2008-10 thanks to a 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Shigeru and Sandy Katada ... has two younger brothers ... born 5/27/93.

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Lauren Katada

Lauren  Katada

RS Junior

Dallas, Texas

High School:
McKinney Boyd HS




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