FAOTW: Lauren Baldwin, junior field hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 Why Lauren Baldwin was selected: Baldwin recorded three goals and an assist over the course of three games. Her two goals against Bryn Athyn propelled Wilkes to a 7-0 victory. She also scored the game-winner in the 54th-minute of Wilkes’ 3-2 victory over Eastern, and assisted Morghan Murphy’s goal earlier in the contest.


Female Athlete of the Week: Lauren Baldwin

Name: Lauren Baldwin

Year: Junior

Major: Sports Management

Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pa.

High School: Lackawanna Trail HS

Position: Midfield/Forward


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Originally, I had committed to play at Kutztown University. After the first season, I knew it was not the right fit and wanted to be closer to home and still continue to play, so Wilkes seemed like the perfect fit!


Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I hope to get a job with the Philadelphia Eagles in their marketing department. 


Favorite building on campus? 

The SUB. 


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Giving 100 percent as a team and seeing all our hard work pay off in the post-season MAC tournament. 


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began in fourth grade because my mom made me. I have been playing ever since. 


Favorite thing to do during practice?

1 v. 1 and shooting drills.


If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would improve our consistency and positivity.


Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Other than watching TV and hanging out with my three dogs, I have been an equestrian for 18 years.


Most influential person(s) in your life?

I can’t pick just one. My mom and dad are the most hardworking, supporting, loving people in my life and are two of my best friends. 


If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Ronald Reagan.


Favorite professor?

Again, can’t pick just one, so both Dr. Lee and Dr. Schmidt.


Coke or Pepsi?

Coke… or any soda product ever.


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Grilled chicken sandwich from Grille Works. 


A quote you live your life by?

“There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.”


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means hard work and dedication.


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My team — I couldn’t do it without them. And my boyfriend, my #1 supporter who I I couldn’t be more grateful for. 


-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor