Athlete of the Week: Lauren Wilcock

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Athlete of the Week: Lauren Wilcock

photo by Keith A. Muccilli

photo by Keith A. Muccilli

photo by Keith A. Muccilli

photo by Keith A. Muccilli

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Athlete of the week? More like athlete of the month.

 

Lauren Wilcock is once again proving that she is a force to be reckoned with, breaking the Mendham school record of most kills in a season originally set by Megan Lynch in 2008. The number of kills she’s had? 415, recording 13 kills last Saturday in Mendham’s win against Wayne Valley. “Ironically enough that was the last time Mendham had a states appearance,” said Wilcock, “It’s very exciting!” In total, during the Group 3 tournament, Wilcock had 79 kills, averaging 12.3 kills per game!

 

Coming into the 2019 season, Wilcock knew that Mendham was going to go far, “I really thought we had a strong team. I thought we could go far in counties, I thought we could go far in states… I said to someone ‘i think we can go really far.'” As a team, Mendham has been successful since the very beginning of the season with a win/loss record of 27-5. 

I really thought we had a strong team. I thought we could go far in counties, I thought we could go far in states… I said to someone ‘i think we can go really far.”

— Lauren Wilcock

What started as a hobby, volleyball has turned into Wilcock’s passion prompting her to play full-year beach volleyball. Even if Wilcock is already a D1 commit to the University of South Carolina for beach volleyball, Wilcock is as much as a team player as an individual. “I trust the team and we all trust each other,” said Wilcock.  Lauren believes that her teammates and she still have untapped potential and that they will continue to become strong as a team together even next year when she is a senior. 

 

Come support this Saturday at William Paterson University at 3:30 pm!