Athlete of the Week: Lauren Lester, Tippecanoe High School

Name: Lauren Lester

School: Tippecanoe

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Soccer

Claim to fame/honors: Earned first-team all-Central Buckeye Conference as freshman and sophomore; first-team Greater Western Ohio Conference and second-team All-Ohio as junior; among top 10 scorers in GWOC last two years; scored four goals against Stebbins; member of National Honor Society; plans to major in bio-chemistry or business in college.

Bet you didn’t know … I’ve never been to the ocean

Words you live by: Whatever happens, happens

Toughest opponent: Beavercreek or Indian Hill

Biggest influence: My mom

Match-day rituals: I always eat Velveeta mac and cheese from the microwave

What’s on your bedroom walls: Eleven dream catchers

When I’m bored I like to … watch YouTube videos

Favorite movie: Finding Nemo

Person who would play you in a movie: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite musical artist: Daniel Caesar

I can’t live without: My pets, a dog and a cat

I can live without: Internet

Event you’d like to attend: Lollapalooza

Favorite book: Finding Alaska by John Green

Favorite home-cooked meal: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas

Favorite restaurant: Steak ‘n Shake

Favorite smell: Bacon

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Forever 21

Vegetable you won’t eat: Onions

I’d love to trade places for a day with … a bird because they have a different perspective on things

Whose mind would you like to read? My dad

Place where you’d love to travel? Bahamas

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite team: Women’s U.S. teams

Favorite Olympic sport: Water polo

Something in the world I’d like to change: Animal abuse

Favorite sports moment: Last year against Troy scored the winning goal

Favorite junk food: Cosmic brownies

Best thing about soccer: Playing with a team that cares about the sport just as much as you do

In 10 years, I hope to be … a veterinarian

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