In today's installment of IN FOCUS, we take a closer look at Senior Lauren Finan. We asked her some questions to get a better idea of who she is and what she's about. Here’s what Lauren said…
Lauren Finan, #21
What position do you play for the Raptors?
How long have you been playing soccer?
Since I was four.
What is your favorite position?
What were/are your goals for this season?
To win state and become closer with the team!
What regular season game are you most looking forward to? Why?
I'm most excited for the Franklin game because they are always very competitive and intense.
Tell me about the most exciting sports experience you've had? An exciting game you participated in, watched, etc.
Playing in state finals my freshman year.
What are plans for after highschool?
To go to college and get a good education and also travel.
If your plans include college, have you decided on where you are going or at least narrowed it down?
Who's your favorite teacher? Why is he/she your favorite?
My favorite teachers are Mrs. Hampton and Mrs.Obot because I can always talk to them and I can tell they really love their students.
Do you have any mentors or anyone in your life you really look up to? Why?
I look up to both of my parents the most because they are so positive and encouraging and have raised me to be the person I am today.
Tell us about your accomplishments you are most proud of?
I'm really proud to have made good grades throughout high school, and be apart of many clubs and teams that have led me to meet some really amazing people.
Tell us about your parents/family? What they mean to you? What they do for a living? Anything else you want to share...
My dad is an airline pilot for Delta and my mom is a stay at home mom for me and my two siblings. My older sister is a junior at UTK and my younger brother is a seventh grader at Woodland Middle School. My family has always been very supportive to me and I couldn't ask for a better one!
Have there been any times if your life when you have overcome adversity and learned something about overcoming an obstacle?
Before playing my junior year for Ravenwood Soccer, I tore my ACL. I was really upset that I wouldn't be able to play the entire year, but I worked hard every day. Now I feel like I am a stronger player then I was before, and really appreciate that I am able to play again.
If you see Lauren, please let her know how much you appreciate her and her dedication to Ravenwood girls soccer.
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