Lauren

Isenhower

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Forward
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Lenexa, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Mission Northwest
Club: KC Dynamos

Bio

Career Highlights

  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009)
  • Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008)
  • Seven-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009; Spring 2008, 2009, 2010)

2009 (Senior)
Isenhower played in all 20 games for the Huskers, producing a solid 10-point effort on three goals and four assists. She scored her three goals on eight attempts on net for a team-best .533 shot-on-goal percentage.

Isenhower ended her career in suberb fashion, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime thriller vs. Iowa State on Senior Day. Isenhower's header came off a cross from Molly Thomas in the 97th minute and clinched a fourth-place Big 12 finish for the Huskers with a 5-3-2 regular season conference record. Prior to the winning goal in the last home match of the season, Isenhower began her senior season scoring in the 2009 home opener, netting two goals in a 7-1 victory over Lamar. She followed her strong performance with back-to-back two-assist matches in wins against Akron and South Dakota.

In the classroom, Isenhower was named to the 2009 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 squad and gained Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for the sixth time in her career.

2008 (Junior)
After battling injuries and appearing in just seven games over the last two seasons, a healthy Isenhower played in all but two games for the Huskers in 2008. She made 18 appearances and started the season opener against Northwestern on Aug. 22. Isenhower was a solid forward off the bench, helping the Huskers to three-goal performances against seven opponents, including a 3-0 shutout of Texas Tech on Oct. 19. She posted a season-high two shots, including one on goal, against UC Riverside on Aug. 29. She was also named to the academic All-Big 12 second team.

2007 (Sophomore)
A torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee in the spring of 2007 put Isenhower back on the bench for most of the early fall season, but she was able to rehab and return for seven games. Isenhower notched three shots, putting two on goal, as she helped Nebraska to key wins over Florida and Oklahoma during 2007.

2006 (Redshirt)
Isenhower missed the entire 2006 season after suffering a knee injury while playing in Europe during the offseason.

2005 (Freshman)
Isenhower made an immediate impact in her first season at Nebraska, scoring two goals and adding three assists, which tied for third on the team. Isenhower was moved to defense after injuries depleted the Huskers' backline, but reappeared at forward against Kansas on Sept. 30, and primarily played up front the rest of the season.

In her first game as a Husker, Isenhower scored her first goal, which proved to be the game winner in NU's 3-1 win over Minnesota on Aug. 26. Isenhower then became a distributor in the Huskers' second game, tallying a pair of assists in a 4-0 Nebraska victory over UAB on Aug. 28. The Lenexa, Kan., native was one of the first players off the bench early in the season and provided an excellent offensive option for NU. She earned the first start of her career against Rice on Sept. 11 and started every game the rest of the season.

Isenhower scored the second goal of her career in the Huskers' 6-0 rout at Oral Roberts on Oct. 14. She increased her role in the offense toward the end of the season, taking as many shots on goal in a four-game stretch from Oct. 2 to Oct. 14 as she did in the first 11 games combined.

Offensively, 12 of Isenhower's 23 shots were on goal and her three assists tied for the lead among all freshmen. The 5-9 Shawnee Mission Northwest grad totaled seven points to rank fifth on the team and second among first-year players for the Huskers.

Due to injuries in the backline, Isenhower, who recorded the fastest 40-yard dash on the team and was known for her physical play, was moved to defender, where she earned the starting nod for four games before starting her first game at forward against Kansas.

Isenhower's quickness and ability to win balls proved useful in a variety of roles. She also showed the ability to sustain her level of play for long periods of time, playing a career-high 83 minutes against Kansas on Sept. 30.

High School
Isenhower scored nine goals in 2003 en route to being named Shawnee Mission Northwest's Player of the Year. Previously, Isenhower earned Best Newcomer, Most Skilled Player and MVP honors. In her final season, she was a co-captain and led the team with 17 goals and nine assists after missing almost the entire 2004 season with an injury.

She helped lead Northwest to a 9-6-1 record in her senior season, while earning first-team All-Johnson County and All-Sunflower League honors. She added second-team All-Metro accolades.

Other Information
Isenhower played club ball for the six-time Kansas state champion Kansas City Dynamos. Isenhower was also a three-year member of the Kansas Olympic Development Program and was a member of the Region II team.

Personal Information
The daughter of Kim and Jerry Isenhower, Lauren has two sisters, Nikki and Taylor. Lauren was born on April 17, 1987.

Worth Noting
Isenhower earned her bachelor's degree in international business in May of 2009, but played her senior season for the Huskers while attending graduate school.

Isenhower's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2005 23-18 25 12 2 3 7
2006 Redshirt (Injury)          
2007 7-0 3 2 0 0 0
2008 18-1 6 2 0 0 0
2009 20-0 15 8 3 4 10

Totals

68-19

49

24

5

7

17


Isenhower's Career Highs
Points-
4 vs. Lamar (9/4/09)
Goals-2 vs. Lamar (9/4/09)
Assists-2 three times, last vs. South Dakota (9/18/09)

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