Champlin Park freshman and Synergy Volleyball player Lauren Heslin is this week's #featurefriday Athlete on www.prenzlowphotography.com.
Lauren loves volleyball because one person can’t just do it all and “carry the team. Volleyball has made her strong mentally because volleyball is a game of mistakes. “When you make a mistake you have to tell yourself to let it go and you can try to get the next point. It also teaches my teammates and I to be strong together and to bring each other up all the time.”
Here is a little bit more about Lauren.
Grade in School: Freshman
What is your favorite class/subject in school? Math
What do you like best about being part of a team? I get to make new memories with a new group every year.
What is your best memory of participating in this sport/activity Last year, my club team won two big tournaments.
What foods or drinks help you gear up and stay energized for the game/event? An Artic Rush Gatorade. I have lots of energy to begin with, so I don’t need much to get me going.
Besides sports, what do you like to do in your spare time? I like to do lots of artsy things and listen to music.
Do you have any sports heroes? If so, who and what do you like about him or her? Tiffany Clark and Izzy Ashburn. Tiffany is an amazing defensive player who brings the competition and the energy to her team, she plays for the Wisconsin Badgers at Madison Wisconsin. Izzy because she works her butt off all the time and has a very high volleyball IQ. She is a very fast thinker and when she is put under the spotlight she then shines it onto her teammates.
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower? I think it would be to fly just because that sounds really fun.
Lauren with her 14 National Synergy Team
Good luck to Laruen and the entire Synergy Volleyball Club this season!