Lauren Boyle


Player profile

  • Hometown Los Gatos, Calif.
  • Last Team Eden Prairie (MN)
  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-3

Career Honors

  • Drafted by the Minnesota Whitecaps (First NWHL draft pick in program history)
  • Finished her career ranked No. 9 in defenseman points (70)
  • NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week 1 time (11/14/18)
  • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week 1 time (11/14/18)
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week 2 times (2/27/18, 2/12/19)
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team (2016)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Week 1 time (10/27/15)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018)

2018-19 – Senior

  • Appeared in 33 games
  • Became the first NWHL draft pick in program history when the Minnesota Whitecaps selected her
  • Notched 13 points on two goals and 11 assists, bringing her career total to 70 points, the ninth-highest career point total for any Buckeye defenseman
  • Claimed the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award after a three-point performance against Bemidji State during senior weekend (Feb. 12)
  • Scored the game winning goal in the home opener against Colgate (Oct. 5)
  • Finished the season with two multi-point games after her two-assist performance against Bemidji State (Feb. 9) and another two-assist game against Wisconsin in the WCHA Final Faceoff Semifinal (March 9)
  • Blocked 38 shots, tied for third on the team
  • WCHA All-Academic Team

2017-18 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 39 games
  • Tallied a career-high 26 points on five goals and 21 assists, tied for fifth on the team, while her assists ranked third
  • Earned the NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week and the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award on Nov. 14 after her massive five-point weekend against Minnesota State
  • Named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 27 after another five-point weekend against Minnesota State in the first round of the WCHA tournament
  • Notched four points against Minnesota State on Nov. 11, the highest point total of any OSU player in the 2017-18 season
  • Tallied three assists in the 5-2 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 24
  • Had six multi-point games: Nov. 11 vs Minnesota State (two goals, two assists), Nov. 24 at No. 9 Robert Morris (two assists), Jan. 12 vs No. 9 Robert Morris (two assists), Jan. 13 vs Robert Morris (two assists), Feb. 23 vs Minnesota State (one goal, one assist), Feb. 24 vs Minnesota State (three assists)
  • Notched her lone game winning goal of the season at No. 4 Boston College in the NCAA Quarterfinals
  • Blocked 42 shots, good for third on the team
  • Tallied a season high plus-four rating in two different games (Nov. 11 vs Minnesota State, Feb. 24 vs Minnesota State)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar Athlete

2016-17 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in 32 games
  • Scored six goals and notched eight assists
  • Tallied her first career hat trick in a 3-0 win against Lindenwood (Nov. 5)
  • Scored a goal in three straight games, all against North Dakota: she scored in both games of the final regular season series against the Fighting Hawks, and her overtime goal on Feb. 24 gave Ohio State a victory in the first game of its WCHA Playoff series against UND
  • Had two five-game point streaks: from Oct. 29-Nov. 12 and from Feb. 11-Feb.25 Had an assist and four shots-on-goal in the home opener against Minnesota (Oct. 21)
  • Tallied an assist in the 4-0 win over Lindenwood (Nov. 4)
  • Had an assist in each road game against St. Cloud State (Nov. 11-12)
  • Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Bemidji State (Jan. 13)
  • Blocked 45 shots, fourth-most on the team
  • Academic All-Big Ten

2015-16 – Freshman

  • Appeared in all 36 games,
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team
  • Totaled 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) which was tied for fourth among all freshmen defensemen in the NCAA …
  • Opened her collegiate career with two assists at Lindenwood (Oct. 2)
  • Scored her first career goal in a 2-1 win over Penn State (Jan. 2)
  • Tallied four assists in the series against Minnesota State (Oct. 23-24), earning WCHA Rookie of the Week award
  • Her five multi-point games were second-most on the team and four of them came in Ohio State victories
  • Had a season-high three assists against Minnesota State (Oct. 24)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four-time All-Conference honoree at Eden Prairie HS
  • Served as a starter all four season as an Eagle in addition to being a captain her senior season
  • 2014-15 All-American as well as a three-time All-State performer
  • Lettered as a member of the golf team.


  • Daughter of Scott and Amy Boyle
  • Has one older brother, Cameron
  • Hobbies include golfing, traveling, and photography