Lauren Salzano
Lauren Salzano
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Dix Hills, N.Y.
High School: Half Hollow Hills West

2017-18: Named SUNYAC Doubles Team of the Year with partner Anika Pornpitaksuk for the second-straight season ... Went 8-1 at first doubles in dual-match play with Pornpitaksuk, including an 8-0 mark against conference opponents ... Earned three wins at first doubles and one at first singles in the SUNYAC Tournament and was named All-Tournament Team as the Knights won their seventh-consecutive conference crown. 

2016-17: Named SUNYAC Doubles Team of the Year along with partner Anika Pornpitaksuk ... Posted a 14-5 dual-match record at first doubles with Pornpitaksuk, including a 7-0 mark against conference teams and a 3-0 record in the SUNYAC Tournament ... Earned an 8-2 win at first doubles against Farmingdale State in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Earned Second Team All-SUNYAC Honors in singles ... Went 8-9 at first singles in dual matches. 

2015-16: Earned first-team All-SUNYAC honors at number-five singles and number-three doubles with Maggie Hale … Flight 6 singles champion at the Canton Classic (St. Lawrence) … went 15-4 in singles and 14-8 in doubles for an overall match record of 29-12 … 13-8 with Hale in doubles … played matches at No. 6, No. 5, No. 4 and No. 3 singles during the season ... had a match-clinching 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles against regionally-ranked Rochester that helped the Knights come back from a 3-0 deficit and win 5-4 ... earned Geneseo Athlete of the Week honors for April 18 with the win against Rochester ... recipient of the State University of New York Scholar-Athlete Award for tennis ... earned SUNYAC All-Academic team honors (3.3 GPA or higher), as well as Commissioner’s List recognition (3.3 or higher for three semesters).

2014-15: Played in two matches for the Knights. 

Prior to Geneseo: Played for Half Hollow Hills West under coach Kim Langendorfer … was team MVP and recipient of Coaches’ Award … all-league participant in Suffolk County championships … participated in NYSPHSAA State Championship … recipient of NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete award ... an AP Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Lauren Francesca Salzano was born and raised in Dix Hills, N.Y. … parents Gilah and Joe Salzano … siblings William and Jessica … economics major with a minor in philosophy ...  enjoys biking and hiking … favorite athletic moment was going to state championships … lists biggest influence as her mom, “because she always encourages me to work harder” … began playing tennis at age 8 … favorite professional athlete is Roger Federer … best advice she’s received was “to focus on playing my game instead of winning or losing.” ... called "an amazing ping pong player" by teammate Rachel Ollis.