Class of 2003
Inducted in 2017

As a rare three-sport athlete in an era of increasing athletic specialization, Laurie Tanguay ingrained her name into the athletic consciousness of Lowell High School during a career in which she won 12 varsity letters. She was named as Lowell High’s Senior Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 2003.

As a dynamic mid-fielder for Coach Lisa Kattar’s Lowell High Field Hockey team, Laurie was a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star as a sophomore (2001), then won MVC All-Conference and Lowell Sun All-Star honors during her junior and senior seasons (2002 – 2003). Laurie was Team Captain as a senior. She finished her career-high on the LHS all-time scoring list with 34 goals, 28 assists, and 62 points.

During her tenure on Coach Mike Crowley’s Basketball team, Laurie was a key contributor at the beginning of the golden era of the LHS Girls hoop program as the team made annual runs into the Eastern Massachusetts Division I Tournament.

If Laurie did have a dominant sport, it was softball. As a member of Coach Rick O’Brien’s LHS Softball squad, Laurie was a four-year starter at shortstop and won MVC All-Conference honors in her sophomore (2001) and senior (2003) seasons. She was an instrumental factor as the Raiders qualified for the State Tournament in each of her four seasons. Laurie’s name appears in no fewer than 14 different categories in the LHS Softball record book.

As a freshman (2000) Laurie played with the poise of a seasoned veteran, batting .299 while leading the Raiders in triples and RBI. She had a school-record 5 hits in a contest against Peabody and came up big in the clutch, launching a two-run triple to propel the 17th seed LHS team into the Eastern Mass Division I North Softball final with a 2-0 victory of Reading in the semi-finals.

Laurie’s sophomore season (2001) was superb. She batted .405 with 5 triples, 2 home runs, and 18 RBI, 74 at-bats, 30 hits and 22 runs scored–leading LHS in all categories. Again the top performer in the biggest moment, Laurie homered in the 1st inning as Lowell defeated top see Lexington 1-0 in an Eastern Mass Division I quarterfinal contest.

Junior Year (2002) Laurie led Lowell in at-bats, runs scored and triples and had four hits against arch-rival Chelmsford.

Senior year (2003) Laurie capped her LHS career in style, batting .466 to finish with a career .343 batting average. She again led the team with 74 at-bats, 33 hits, and 23 runs scored and tied her own school record with 5 hits versus Haverhill. Laurie, a team Co-Captain, also played a superb shortstop, recording 60 assists and 30 putouts while making only 4 errors.

After graduation Laurie continued her athletic carrer as a member of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Softball team. Laurie evolved into one of the most outstanding players in the history of the Riverhawk program. Over the course of her 4 years at UML, Laurie emerged as the team’s all-time leader in home runs (18) and RBI (127) and ranked high in virtually every offensive category. She was a 4-time New England 10 All-Conference selection and received the Lester Cushing Award as UML’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2007. Copyright 2010-2014, Lowell High School Athletic Hall of Fame. All rights reserved
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