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Lauren Engeln Joins The Women's Basketball Team

Lauren Engeln will join the Eagles at the start of the school year.

Lauren Engeln will join the Eagles at the start of the school year.

Aug. 24, 2012

Chestnut Hill, MA -

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Boston College women's basketball head coach Erik Johnson announced this afternoon that junior Lauren Engeln will join the Eagles after transferring from the University of Connecticut. The 5-foot-10 forward will sit out the 2012-13 season.

"Lauren is a great addition to our program in many ways. Our system puts a premium on skilled guard play and she will fit our style very well,'' said Boston College head coach Erik Johnson. "Lauren is a guard who can score in a variety of ways and can create opportunities for her teammates. Her love for the game of basketball and enthusiasm for practicing and competing will make an immediate impact on our team, even during her red-shirt year.''

Engeln, a native of Laguna Hills, Calif., appeared in 25 games in the 2011-12 season for the Huskies. She averaged 6.6 minutes and 1.2 points per game. She played a season-high 16 minutes vs. North Carolina on Jan. 16, 2011. Engeln scored a career-high of eight points vs. Sacred Heart as a freshman. She also played a career-high 18 minutes in the win over Howard on Nov. 21, 2010.

Prior to her arrival at Connecticut, Engeln played for Laguna Hills High School and averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior. She was rated the No. 95 recruit nationally by ESPN Hoopgurlz. Engeln was also ranked at No. 50 by Blue Star and No. 43 by the All-Star Girls Report.

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