PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to junior guard Lauren Myers for her efforts as an incoming transfer student from Wheeling Jesuit University in the 2011-2012 season.
The Lake graduate was one of the many newcomers who helped lead the Pioneers to a much improved record of 12-15. She was right behind Lindsy Snyder in points per game for the team. It is safe to say that without her 13.1 point per game average and Snyder’s 13.8 the team would not have done as well.
Her strong play was not only noticed by Pioneer fans but by the NCCAA East Region and Ohio Independent Championships as well. For the region she earned second team and for the OIC she snaged both first team and Newcomer of the Year honors.
Get to know the biology pre-medicine major Lauren Myers…
Q: Love, like or hate March Madness?
A: I would rather be watching Once Upon a Time.
Q: Favorite basketball player?
A: Barry Shetzer
Q: Something most people don’t know about you?
A: I was a hair model.
Q: Biggest superstition?
A: I have to wear the same sports bra for every game.
Q: What is the hardest part of transferring into a basketball team?
A: Not letting the idea of being on a new team affect the style of my play and getting the team to trust you, especially as a captain.
Q: How, who and why did you play basketball when you were younger?
A: My dad played in college so I guess you can say it is in my blood. He started me as soon as my hands were large enough to hold a ball.
Q: Who is your role model and why?
A: My grandpa, his wisdom and outlook on life has made such a positive impact on my life. I am blessed to have him.
Q: Favorite fast food outlet?
Q: Least favorite rule at Malone?
A: Mandatory hall meetings
Q: Facebook or Twitter?
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Married with some children … and working as a doctor of osteopathy, if that is God’s plan for me.
Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.