Name: Lauren Lucas
Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas teamed up with Emilee Hollingsworth to win the District 6 Class AAA doubles championship.
Season update: During the season, Lucas went 11-5 in singles play and 4-0 in doubles play.
Coach Eric Hovan’s quote: “Lauren is just a tremendous player. She has worked extremely hard 12 months out of the year. I really admire her perseverance to come back from a tough defeat in the singles tournament last week and win in the doubles tournament. She bounced back and played great doubles.”
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Lowe
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: “Marley and Me”
Favorite food: Pasta with pesto
Favorite song: Anything by John Mayer
Outside interests: Skiing, playing the violin and hiking
Favorite professional team: No preference
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Serena Williams
Best athlete I ever played with: Ashli Livermore and Kourtney Cavalier
Best athlete I ever competed against: Sara Sambrick from Lampeter-Strasburg
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Tim and Tanya Lucas and my coaches: Eric Hovan, Matt Stopp and Jamie Taylor.
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class AAA doubles tournament with Emilee Hollingsworth.
How I got my start in tennis: I was about 5 or 6 years old when I started playing with coach Mike Kush.
Future goal: Attend college and major in Entrepreneurship