Posted: Oct 31, 2019
Lauren Patella is in her first full season on the varsity team this season. She has recorded 113 kills in over 70 sets played this year. She recorded a career-high nine kills against Oak Ridge. She was called up from the JV team last season for the playoffs. A fun fact about Lauren is she was born with a streak of grey hair.
What do you take from your playoff experience last year as a JV call up?
"Last year showed me how hard work will get you places. I worked hard over the summer and now I get to play. I have a lot of fun with the team."
How has your varsity experience been this season?
"It definitely is a lot faster than JV last year and it took some getting used to. But I love it."
How have you helped the team this year?
"I think my consistent passing and my calm energy on the court has helped."
How have you enjoyed having your sister in the volleyball program and at SF?
"It has been fun. Looking at where she is now reminds me of when I was a freshman. It is fun to be able to go volleyball and school together. It has made us closer I think."
What has been your favorite volleyball moment?
"My favorite moment was beating Davis at home this year. My dad grew up in Davis so I have a lot of connections in Davis. It was fun to take that 'W' here."
What are the team goals entering postseason?
"Our goals are to take it one game at a time but to keep up the hard work every day in practice to keep improving."
If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, where would you live: Greys Anatomy.
What is your greatest achievement: Being pulled up Soph. year.
If you could have one superpower: Mind-reading,
If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future: Future.
What is the concert you want to see: One Direction Reunion.
What teacher has inspired you the most: Bill Hanrahan.
What is your favorite holiday: Christmas.
If you could change places with one person: Michelle Obama.
Favorite Dinner (@Jacks): Grilled cheese with French fries and ranch.
Hero: My Mom and Dad.
What is on your Bucket List: Go to Italy.