|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||Brown University '10|
Lauren Presant enters her second season as an assistant coach for the MIT water polo program. The leading goal scorer in Brown University women’s water polo history, a 2010 Honorable Mention All-American and an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee that same year, Presant brings over 10 years of playing experience to the Engineers' program.
This past season, Presant competed in the 19th World Maccabi Games in Israel, where she helped the U.S. bring home the gold, scoring four goals in the championship game.
Prior to MIT, Presant spent time playing international professional water polo in New Zealand, the Netherlands, and France. One of the 2012 top 10 goal scorers in New Zealand, Presant helped lead the Maranui Mud Crabs to a second place finish in the NZ National League. Additionally, she helped coach the youth of the Maranui Water Polo Club and was involved in medical research at the University of Otago Wellington. In the Netherlands, Presant helped the team to a seventh place finish and was involved in HIV/AIDS Research at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands.
She began her water polo career in Poway California at Poway High School and played for the San Diego Shores Water Polo on teams that finished seventh in 2005 and second in 2006 at Junior Olympics. She began her coaching experience in 2008 with the youth of the Brown University Rhode Island Water Polo Club.
Presant graduated from Brown with a degree in human biology: human health and disease. She currently works for Cartera Commerce as a Marketing Associate.