Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2018 (Senior)
Lauren Smith did not play in 2018, as the Huskers posted a 9-7-5 record overall and went 5-3-3 in the Big Ten to tie for fifth.

2017 (Junior)
Smith made one appearance in 2017, as the Huskers went 9-5-5 overall. Smith contributed five minutes in Nebraska's shutout win against Maryland on Oct. 5. In all, Nebraska recorded eight shutouts during the season.

2016 (Sophomore)
Smith did not see playing time for the Huskers in 2016. Nebraska posted an 11-6-5 record to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament.

2015 (Freshman)
Smith did not appear in any games during her first year at Nebraska. The Huskers went 8-7-2 overall.

High School
Smith made 26 starts and played in 43 games overall during a three-year stretch at Loyola Academy. The goalkeeper won 22 of the games she started, and earned 19 shutouts in the process. Smith set a school record with a 0.257 goals against average. Her team captured three consecutive regional championships from 2012 to 2014 and the 2013 sectional title. Smith garnered all-conference, all-sectional and all-state accolades during her high school career. An honors student, Smith was co-captain and Team MVP of the JV basketball team.

Other Information
Smith played club soccer for FC United under coaches Seong Ha and Craig Snower. In 2012, her team won the state cup title.

Personal Information
Lauren is the daughter of Amy and Gene Smith and was born on Dec. 23, 1995. She has one sister, Cailin Smith. Lauren earned her bachelor's degree as a psychology major at Nebraska in December of 2018. She was a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and made the Academic All-Big Ten Team in 2017 and 2018. She spent time in the spring of 2018 on a service trip to Africa alongside teammate Savanah Uveges with collegiate student-athletes from many other Midwestern schools, organized by Husker assistant women's basketball coach Tom Goehle.

Smith on Nebraska
"I knew before I visited Nebraska how prestigious the school is in terms of academics and athletics. When I visited the university, I immediately fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere. I feel like Nebraska will help me to become the best student, athlete, and person I can possibly be and to provide me with the tools to help me achieve success in life. I am blessed to be able to represent the University of Nebraska."

Smith's Career Statistics









2015 0-0 0:00 0 0 0.00 0/0 0-0-0
2016 0-0 0:00 0 0 0.00 0/0 0-0-0
2017 1-0 5:03 0 0 0.00 0/1 0-0-0
2018 0-0 0:00 0 0 0.00 0/0 0-0-0









Smith's Career Highs 

Saves - None
Shutouts - 
Consecutive Scoreless Minutes - 
5:03 (10/5/17-present)