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McLean Softball Star Signs On for GMU

McLean High School varsity softball player Lauren McColgan has received an athletic scholarship and signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Division 1 school, George Mason University (GMU).

McLean High School varsity softball player Lauren McColgan has received an athletic scholarship and signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Division 1 school, George Mason University (GMU).

The decision was announced by McColgan’s coach, Maurice Tawil, this week.

The shortstop will play her senior season at McLean next spring. She has been the starting shortstop since joining the team in 2007.

McColgan will be a softball team Captain for a second year in a row. In her first three years with the Highlanders, McColgan often garnered recognition for her athletic abilities.

During the 2009 season, as a junior, McColgan was rewarded for her exceptional performance on the field as the Liberty District Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Region (Northern Region), All-Met Honorable Mention and Virginia All-State Team.

In 2009, McColgan also led the Highlanders with a .494 batting average, .578 on-base percentage and 23 stolen bases out of 24 attempts.

“I hope Lauren McColgan does for your program, what she has done for our program,” said Coach Tawil to GMU Head Coach Joe Verbanic during the recruiting process.

McColgan started playing ball when she was eight years old. She played for McLean Little League from 2000-2004.

In 2004, she was on the All-Star team, which made it to the World’s Series in Portland Oregon for the first time in McLean’s history.

In the fall of 2004, McColgan joined the “Vienna Stars” travel team. For the past five years while playing for the Stars McColgan has traveled across the country and played in several major tournaments.

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