Lauren Ashley McKinney was born on April 13, 1999 in Miami, Florida. McKinney moved to Atlanta, Georgia when she was six years old. Lauren is the daughter of Traci Harris. McKinney has been playing soccer since she was eight years old. She was awarded MVP all four years of high school. Lauren was named to first team all around as a sophomore. Lauren is a sophomore Biology major. During her freshman season, she played in 14 games and scored one goal.