Lauren Bench

#35 Lauren Bench

POSITION G
HEIGHT 5-10
YEAR Fr.
S/C L
HOMETOWN Eagan, Minn.
LAST SCHOOL Burnsville HS
2019-20 (RS-Jr)
WCHA Scholar-Athlete
WCHA All-Academic Team
WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Oct. 22
WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Nov. 26
WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Dec. 10
WCHA Goaltender of the Month, December
WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Jan. 14
Appeared in and started 31 games for the Beavers during her redshirt junior season... Named a WCHA Scholar Athlete and selected to teh WCHA All-Academic Team for the third time in her career... Named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14... Selected as the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for December... Posted a 13-16-2 record in 1863:58 minutes... Finished fifth in the WCHA with a 2.25 goals against average and fourth with a .919 save percentage... Tied for the third most wins in a single season in program history... Posted the program's sixth best goals against average and seventh best save percentage in a single season... Set a program record with 70 saves at Minnesota Duluth, Feb. 29... Recorded her first career point at St. Cloud State, Feb. 14... Recorded four shutouts during the season to tie for fifth most in program history... Made 794 saves... Fifth in program history with 73 games played, fourth in career wins (30), fifth in career minutes played (4266:00), third in career shutouts (10), fourth in career goals against average (2.45), tied for fourth in career save percentage (.912), fifth in career saves (1794)... Posted the program's fourth (135:55) and ninth (126:45) longest shutout streaks during the season... Ended her career with a 30-36-4 record, 2.45 GAA, .912 save percentage and 10 shutouts.
 
2018-19 (RS-So)
All-WCHA Third Team
AHCA All-American Scholar
WCHA Scholar-Athlete
WCHA All-Academic Team
WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Dec. 4
Played in 23 games for the Beavers... Held a 9-11-2 record... Totalled 557 saves and 56 goals allowed in 1,336:54 minutes... Set career highs for minutes played (65 at Minnesota State, Jan. 26, 2019), shutouts (6, last vs Union, Jan. 4, 2019), saves (44 at Ohio State, Feb. 8, 2019), and shots faced (46 at Ohio State, Feb. 8, 2019)... Set Bemidji State's longest shutout sequence of 165:55 after not allowing a goal in eight-consecutive periods... Was selected to the All-WCHA Third Team as well as WCHA All-Academic Team and WCHA Scholar athlete for the second time in her career.
 
2017-18 (RS-Fr)
WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, Dec. 19
WCHA Scholar-Athlete
WCHA All-Academic Team
Played 19 games for the Beavers leading the team... Posted an 8-9-0 record, 2.71 goals against average and .903 save percentage... Recorded two shutouts during the season with her first career shutout against Syracuse (Sep. 30)... Set career highs with 38 saves vs Minnesota State (Feb. 2) and 64:34 minutes at Minnesota (Dec. 2)... Won five-of-six games during BSU's six game win streak, Dec. 2 through Jan. 2... Posted six games where she recorded 30 or more saves during the season... Finished fifth in the WCHA with a .471 winning percentage and seventh in goals against average and save percentage.
 
2016-17 (Fr)
Redshirt
 
Prior to BSU
Bench is a four-sport letter-winner at Burnsville High School… Bench backstopped a Blaze team to a section title in 2013-14…Guided her team to a Minnesota State Tournament appearance in 2013-14…Member of Burnsville’s National Honor Society and honor roll.
 
Personal
Daughter of Mike and Carolyn Bench born Nov. 21, 1997… Majoring in chemistry at BSU.
 
Career Highs
Minutes: 128:43, at Minnesota Duluth (02/29/20)
Goals Allowed: 6, at Minnesota (11/2/18)
Shutouts: 9, last vs St. Cloud State (1/4/20)
Saves: 70, at Minnesota Duluth (02/29/20)
Shots Faced: 46, at Ohio State (2/8/19)
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