Lauren Miller McHale was truly an all-around athlete at Glen Rock, lettering in 4 different sports, and achieving at least 1st Team All-League in all four.
In soccer, Lauren’s best sport, she was a four year starter, and was 1st Team All-League all four years. As a freshman and sophomore she was 2nd Team All-county, and as a junior and senior she was 1st Team All County, and also 1st Team All-State.
In basketball Lauren was 2nd Team All-League as a sophomore, 1st Team All-League as a junior. and senior. She was also Captain as a senior. In the Spring Lauren played softball her 1st three years, and was 1st Team All-League as a sophomore. and junior. Lauren’s senior year she ran Track in the Spring, and was Captain. and earned 1st Team All-League in the javelin, also setting the school record and winning the State Sectional.
Lauren then went on to Penn State. on a full scholarship in Soccer, and, if possible, had even more success there. She was a 4 year. starter, and started every game of her career, something only one other Penn State. player has done. She was chosen Outstanding Freshman Athlete (all sports), and was chosen the Penn State defensive player of the year. as a freshman, sophomore, and senior. Lauren was Co-Captain. as a junior and senior, Academic All Big 10 as a sophomore, junior., and senior., and toured in Europe with the Penn State Team.
Lauren graduated with a B.A. in Advertising and Communications, and a minor in Kinesiology. She is now Senior VP for Katz Sports Marketing and lives in Wyckoff with her husband Jim McHale ( GR 1994, and 94 Male Athlete of the Year) and their 2 children.