Lauren Waller has enjoyed a stellar career since it began as a freshman at Shady Side Academy in 2011. That year, she was part of a team that won the Division I state girls championship.
Since she transferred to Canon-McMillan High prior to her sophomore year, Waller has enjoyed a fine run of success while competing for the boys golf team at the school as Canon-McMillan does not field a girls golf team.
This year, Waller won both the WPIAL and PIAA Western Regional golf championships. competing against girls in the postseason. But she will have to wait one more year if she hopes to attain glory on a statewide honor.
At this year's PIAA Class AAA individual girls championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort, Waller finished in a third-place tie with Council Rock senior Erica Hurr. Both finished with a 7-over-par score of 151, just three strokes off the winning score of 4-over-par registered by Mount St. Joseph junior Isabella Dilisio. Placing second was another junior, Jackie Rogowicz of Pennsbury. Waller was the only girl from the state's Western region to earn all-state honors.