Lauren Williamson, varsity basketball player

“Lauren is a very hardworking leader and has a very strong presence, both offensively and defensively. When the ball is in her hands, she controls the tempo of the game and great things happen.”
Coach Jackie Dyer

What is your favorite part of girls basketball?
“The camaraderie and teamwork that comes with it. This year is special, since I’m a senior and I get to play one last time with the other four seniors, who I have been playing with since the fifth grade!”

In what way has the sport benefited you?
“The sport has taught me discipline and hard work. I also learned to never give up on a situation, because you never know what can happen.”

What is your biggest challenge in basketball?
“Transitioning from playing soccer to basketball, since the games and techniques are very different.”

How do you get ready for a basketball game?
“Typically, I drink a lot of water and pack my bag the night before a game, so I am fully prepared. I also listen to music and eat Goldfish before every game!”

What is your favorite memory of the season?
“Beating Watchung Hills, which is a very good team, and scoring 25 points in the game. That score is my personal best!”

What other hobbies do you have?
“I love to hang out with friends and family. I also like to go to the beach and listen to music.”

What is your favorite subject in school?
“Math and science. I have always loved problem-solving and experimenting. These subject areas will definitely help me, when it comes to engineering!”

What are your plans after high school?
“I plan on attending a great college academically, while pursuing an engineering major. I will also be hopefully continuing my soccer career at the collegiate level.”