In 2014, Lauren Dotson graduated from the University of San Diego, majoring in psychology and completing four years as a student-athlete for the Women’s Soccer Program. After graduating from USD, she joined the Torero coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for two seasons. For the past 2015 year, she joined the competitive soccer world and coached several youth girl teams for the club FC Sol. She was also the Director of Logistics for the club and helped oversee the planning, organization, and coordination of schedules throughout the season. Lauren has also worked and trained many young athletes as a speed to burn trainer, focusing on the fundamental skills of running and technical soccer development.
As a player, Lauren played for the local competitive soccer club, San Diego Surf. Throughout her club experience, she was able to compete in various distinguished tournaments and leagues. A few of which included the prestigious national Red Bull league, where she received a National Title in 2008, she won back to back Summer Surf Cups, finished as Finalists in two Thanksgiving Surf Cups, and played in two challenging Nike Friendlies. After club, she received an athletic scholarship to play for the University of San Diego Toreros, where she was able to be a vital contributor and played against many of the top women’s programs in the country. As an undergraduate, she helped lead the team to a WCC Championship and to the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament. As a senior in 2013, she was captain of the USD team and a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, where she participated, advised, and promoted athletic events and activities.
After competing as a player for many years, Lauren decided to hang the cleats up and coaching became a new interest. Being fresh out of playing, Lauren has excitement and dedication to want to help female soccer players develop and cultivate a great passion for the game.