Player Details


Lauren Kozal


5' 10"

Date of Birth

7.11.2000 (23)


Ada, Mich. United States


Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Drafted in the third round of the 2023 NWSL Draft (32nd overall).

COLLEGE (Michigan State)

2022: Became the second Michigan State women’s soccer player to be named a repeat All-American by United Soccer Coaches, garnering First Team laurels...Was the first Spartan in program history to be named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy...Booked her second-straight Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year honor and became Michigan State’s first unanimous selection for the award...Earned All-Big Ten First Team honors...Logged a single-season MSU record for goalkeeper wins with 17...Started in goal in all 23 games, notching 63 saves against only 15 goals allowed for al goals-against average of 0.808...Notched 10 shutouts...Published a season-high eight saves in 90 minutes against Arkansas (9/4)...Had a historic seven-save outing in a 2-1 upset of then-No. 6 Penn State on the road (9/29)...Steered the top-seeded Spartans to the Big Ten Tournament Championship game for the first time in program history...Was in goal as MSU set a single-season program win record (17) which saw the Green & White reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in school history.

2021 (Fall): Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year in her junior season...Spent every minute of every game in goal for the Spartans, totaling 1,680 minutes of play...Earned seven shutout wins...Had a career-low 13 goals allowed for a goals-against average of 0.70...Totaled a career-high 81 saves, averaging 4.5 saves per game...Led the Big Ten in save percentage with 86.2 percent...Was second in the league in goals-against average and saves per game with 4.41, and third in shutouts recorded...Named the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and to the All-Big Ten First Team...Earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region and All-America honors.

2020-21: Started in all 12 games, with one shutout...Finished the season with 54 total saves and a 1.85 GAA... Tied her season-high with seven saves in the season finale vs. Rutgers (4/8).

2019: Started in all 19 games, with five shutouts...Finished the season with 79 total saves and a 1.52 GAA...Earned her first career shutout vs. Eastern Michigan (8/29...Earned her fifth shutout in a draw with Minnesota, making a new then career-high nine saves (10/3) ...Had a new career-high 11 saves against No. 16 Michigan (10/19).