Senior Excels in the Classroom, Competition & the Community
Last November, Lauren Cerretani ‘19 fulfilled a lifelong goal of committing to play Division 1 lacrosse at George Washington University – the school Lauren had always dreamed of attending and playing for. At her standing-room-only National Letter of Intent signing ceremony, administrators, family and classmates spoke of how Lauren was one of those players and students who left an indelible and extremely positive mark on everyone around her.
To realize her dream, Lauren hasn’t traveled the easiest road. Nearing the end of her sophomore season, she tore her ACL. All who have faced this obstacle know the feelings and thoughts that this "may have been too much to overcome," but not for Lauren. She rose up and decided to show up everyday for her teammates and friends attending practices and games. She also would be seen in the Andreas Center quietly but regularly rehabbing and working out to ensure, when she did get clearance, she would not have to wait another day. In short, she was completely immersed with her teammates and coaches working hard to get a little better each day. In the athletic office this is known as “The Lauren Way.”
Lauren's signing ceremony became a Goal IV (the building of community as a Christian value) moment for Stone Ridge. For those who have played with Lauren, had class with her, or simply gotten to know her in the hallways of the Upper School, they all spoke so eloquently about how she had positively impacted them.
This spring Lauren will complete her journey on the field for the Gators. Off the field she will continue as a leader of the Stone Ridge Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Her role is co-leading a used equipment drive to benefit those less fortunate. All of us who have been around Lauren know that this is par for the course – “The Lauren Way!”
Good luck this season, Lauren, and at George Washington University. We are so proud of you!