Athlete of the Month – September

Lauren Strain


Emma Valentine

When it comes to tough competition, there is no need to check any further then Horizon High’s volleyball team. Meet Lauren Strain (‘20), a kind hearted girl, and fierce athlete.

Lauren has been playing volleyball for five years and her current position here on Horizon’s Varsity Team is Middle Blocker. 

“The hardest part of the sport is the mental aspect for sure! You have to make sure that you stay positive and don’t get too down on yourself,” Lauren says.

Lauren has worked hard for her success, and as far as her volleyball goals go, Lauren has big hopes for her future. She looks forward to contributing to her college team and improving her game. 

“My advice to younger athletes is just work hard and know your reason for playing the game. You have to play because YOU want to play. I would also say never stop giving all you can to the sport, and sometimes you have to miss out on something that is good and fun in the moment, but your hard work will take you to better places than the small things you had to miss out on.”