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Lauren Lappin
(June 26, 1984 - living) U.S.A.

Lauren Lappin

Softball player

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Lauren, born in Anaheim, California, comes from a family of athletes.

In her senior year at Loara High School, Lauren was named the Orange County Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. She also played soccer in high school, and was a four-year letter winner in both soccer and softball. During her career at Stanford, she was a two-time Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2005 and 2006) and was first-team all-Pac-10 in 2004.

Lauren LappinLauren had many households growing up, but none of them were far from the previous. By the time she was 18 years old, she had lived in seven different houses, all of which were within five miles of each other. But she did grow up getting to watch the fireworks at Disneyland from her front lawn every night.

Lauren, a student at Stanford University, stand out and alternate for the 2004 Olympic Games, credits teammate Vicky Galindo coming out as bisexual as giving her courage to come out. She said in an interview with The Advocate magazine, "She seemed very comfortable with her sexuality, which really inspired me to be less guarded and to share with my teammates things that I wouldn't hesitate to share if I was straight."

Lauren won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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