“One of the greatest things Winch taught me was discipline and time management. Getting to college and having the schedule of a student athlete was overwhelming at first, but with the accountability I learned at Winch, my transition was a little smoother. There are going to be difficulties in everything you do, but not making excuses and finding ways to overcome those difficulties is what will make you successful. ”
- Over her four years, Lauren fully committed herself to her education and all of her activities. Whether it was in the classroom, on a service trip to Haiti, or on the ice, Lauren used the opportunities that were available to her in order to improve in all areas. Her well rounded approach led to her being selected as the 2013-14 Ritchie Scholar for her tremendous work as a student athlete.
- Just because Lauren worked hard didn’t mean she couldn’t find time to have fun. Some of her favorite memories from Winch are of mud sliding with friends on the soccer fields or the golf course when it would rain, braving the cold and the possibility of a face full of mud. She and her friends thought outside of the box not only in their classes, but also to entertain themselves, and created experiences that would last a lifetime.
- Although there were many teachers and faculty members that made Lauren’s experience at Winch memorable, the person who had the greatest impact on her was Mr. Chretien; the Athletic Director and her Softball Coach. As the Athletic Director, Mr. Chretien has high expectations for his athletes and demands they give their best. He also will celebrate the athletes’ triumphs and share in their excitement. From supporting Lauren in her academics and athletics at Winch, to following her statistics at Northeastern, and currently following her career as she enters her third season in the NWHL, Mr. Chretien has been one of her biggest supporters.