Athlete of the Week: Lauren Schmitz, Troy

Name: Lauren Schmitz

School: Troy

Grade: Junior

Age: 17

Sports: Volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: Player of the year in Greater Western Ohio Conference and District 9

Bet you didn’t know I did gymnastics for nine years

Words you live by “Lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep”

Toughest opponent: Versailles

Biggest influence: Misty May Treanor

Match-day rituals: Listen to my “Game Day” playlist

What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of my friends and I

When I’m bored I like to … read

Favorite movie: Bohemian Rhapsody

Person who would play you in a movie: Lily Collins

Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

Favorite musical artist: Luke Combs

I can’t live without: My phone

I can live without: Dresses

Event you’d like to attend: The Met Gala

Favorite book: The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Favorite home-cooked meal: Baked mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite smell: Black Tie from Bath and Body Works

Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Target

Vegetable you won’t eat: Cauliflower

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Ellen DeGeneres

Whose mind would you like to read? My Dad

Place where you’d love to travel? Australia

Talent you’d like to have? To sing

Favorite school subject: Psychology

Favorite athlete: Simone Biles

Favorite team: Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Ocean pollution

Favorite sports moment: Beating Miamisburg in three sets at districts

Favorite junk food: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Best thing about volleyball: Getting to play my favorite sport with my friends

In 10 years, I hope to be … Enrolled in medical school

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