Women's Soccer

Lauren Thut
15

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kildeer, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson

Height:
5-6

Position:
D

Lauren Thut

Career Highlights
• 2010 NSCAA Third Team Scholar All-America

2010: Marquette's starting right back, Thut started in all 24 games ... Totaled 15 points for the season ... Led the team in assists with career-best 13, the second-most in a single season in MU history ... Scored her first goal of the season, a penalty kick goal, in a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh (9/26) and also added an assist of Rachel Brown's goal in that game ... Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for her play in wins over West Virginia and Pittsburgh .... Registered two assists in MU's 5-0 win over Idaho State (8/20) on Malone-Povolny's and Madigan's goals ... Assisted Ally Miller's goal in 1-1 tie against UWM from a corner kick (9/8) ... Registered an assist of Ashley Bares' goal in a 2-1 win at USF (9/17) ... Provided an assist of Maegan Kelly's game-tying goal in a come-from-behind 2-1 overtime win at Providence (10/10) ... Provided two assists in a 4-0 win over Cincinnati (10/15) ... Registered an assist of Malone-Povolny's goal in a 4-3 overtime win against Louisville (10/17) ... Provided the assist of Malone-Povolny's goal from a corner kick in MU's 3-0 win over DePaul in the BIG EAST Championship Quarterfinals (10/31) ... Assisted Rachel Brown's goal against USF (11/5) in the BIG EAST Championship Semifinals ... Assisted MU's first goal against Wisconsin in NCAA Championship Second Round action (11/14), finding Kerry McBride from a free kick.

2009: Started all 23 games on the backline this season, seeing 2,105 minutes of action. A secret weapon on offense and one of MU's free kick specialists, Thut finished second on the team in assists (4), third in points (8). Tallied first points of college career with an assist on Lindsey Page's game-winning goal against Michigan. Knocked in her first career goal at Western Michigan - a strike from near midfield on a free kick. Posted two assists in a 3-0 win over Seton Hall and added an assist of Stephanie Vasos goal to ignite MU's comeback against Connecticut. Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Villanova in the BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals directly off a corner kick.

2008: Saw action in 17 games, firing six shots.

2007: Played a reserve role as part of Marquette's stifling defensive unit and appeared in eight games, five of which came as shutouts for Marquette. Put lone shot of season on goal at Green Bay (Sept. 12).

Prior to Marquette: Thut was a three-year letterwinner at Stevenson High School where was three time all-conference selection. She was tabbed all-state by the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune as a senior. At Stevenson, she helped it to the North Suburban Conference Lake Division Championship in 2004, a NSC Conference championship in 2005 and back-to-back regional championships (2004-05). Named one of Chicago Sun Times Top Players in the Class of 2007. Thut was a member of the soccer for the Illinois '89 State Select Olympic Development Team for four years, 2002-05. She played club soccer for Eclipse Select who won the USYSA National Championship in 2006 and was the six-time Illinois State Cup Champions from 2002-07 with fellow Golden Eagle Kelsey Lynch. Thut was a four-year honor roll student and named all-academic by the North Suburban Conference in 2006 and 2007.

Personal: Thut is the daughter of Kelly and Jeff Thut. Mother Kelly was a diver at Illinois State University. She has four siblings; A.J., Ryan, Lindsey and Tyler. She is majoring and elementary education.

Thut's Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
G
A
Pts
Shots
Shot%
SOG
SOG%
MWG
2007
8
0
0
0
0
1
0.0 1
100.0

0

2008
17
0
0
0
0
6
0.0
1
16.7
0
2009
23
23
2
4
8
16
12.5
11
68.8
1
2010 24 24 1 13 15 17 5.9 5 2.9 1
Totals
72
47
3
17
23
40
7.5
18
45.0
2

GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
September 27, 2010

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