|Hometown:||San Ramon, Calif.|
|High School:||Dougherty Valley HS|
2013-14 (Sophomore): Nakaso's sophomore campaign included a season-best 19:50 in the 5K Inter-Region Jamboree in October as well as a season-best 23:40.01 at the WCC Preview Meet in September. Nakaso finished 19th overall at the Nevada Twilight Classic 4K in September, crossing the finish line in 16:45.
Track 2013: Nakaso clocked a 5:24.72 in the 1500m run at the Aggie Open, good for second on the team. At the SF State Distance Carnival, Nakaso represented Pacific in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:27.34.
2012-13 (Freshman): Nakaso's personal record in the 6K came at the Sonoma State Invite, clocking in with a time of 23:39. Then, two weeks later she added her first sub-20 5K with a time of 19:19 at the Bronco Invite.
High School: Nakaso attended Dougherty Valley HS in San Ramon, Calif. where she was a three-time letterwinner in cross country and track, and earned four letters playing soccer. She won the NCS DIV Cross Country Championships in 2009 and won the DII NCS Soccer Championships in 2011. She earned all-league honors in soccer (three times) and track. Academically, she was on the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Foundation and was a NCS Scholar Athlete for 10 varsity seasons.
Personal: Lauren is the daughter of Stan and Marla and has one younger sister Kelly. Her hobbies include running, playing soccer, eating and hanging out with friends. She plans to study Pre-Physical Therapy at Pacific.