2008 - Freshman: Appeared in exhibition against Xavier.
High School/Club: Led Eclipse Select to Illinois State Cup Championship, along with Illini teammate Julie Ewing Has made the State Cup Finals five times as a member of Eclipse Select Played one year for Naperville before electing to play club year-round.
Personal: Born July 19, 1990 Daughter of Ron and Kim Levitt Sister, Jessica, is a senior on the Illinois soccer team Father played football and baseball at Valparaiso University Also has a brother, Ryan, who attends DePaul University Enjoys listening to music.
Getting to Know Lauren: Favorite Athlete: Lance Armstrong Favorite Actress: Kate Hudson Favorite Music Artist: The Fray Favorite TV Shows: Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy Favorite Book: Harry Potter series Favorite Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Favorite Food: Spaghetti Chose Jersey #17 Because: Closest to my club team and my sister loves it because 1 + 7 = 8 (her number).
Coach Rayfield on Levitt: "The next set of siblings will don Illinois uniforms this fall as Lauren and Jessica become teammates. Although different in ability and stature, they share a competitive nature on the field that has helped them get to this level of the sport. Lauren brings a physical presence, a defensive work rate and ability on the ball that make her a good player on both sides of the ball."