Lauren Lucas from Norton High School is the female Student Athlete of the Week for February 2nd-9th.
Lauren is a senior at Norton, and is a member of the Panther basketball team. Brian Miller’s girls are having a terrific season, going on a terror in their conference, and Lauren is a key player for Norton.
However, it has not been all smiles for Lauren, as she spent much of 2017 rehabbing from an ACL injury. That injury also affected her time on the softball field, as she is the catcher for the Panthers. In fact, Lauren says she enjoys basketball, but her passion is softball.
After high school, Lauren won’t stray too far from home, as she will head to the University of Akron. Thanks to her preparation at Norton, she looks to major in special education. "The teachers and staff are great,” she says of Norton High School. “They prepare us to look ahead.”
However, because of her injury, she does not plan to pursue softball in college.
A lifer in Norton, Lauren has enjoyed her time in the school district. "We’re like a big family, and we all support each other.”
When she is not on the court or the diamond, Lauren has her hands full around the school. She is a member of student council, the pep club, peer mentoring, and a part of the prom committee.