Saints Homecoming spotlight – Lauren Mutter
Sports. Sports. Sports. Sports.
Meet Vail Christian volleyball’s Lauren Mutter. She plays volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and soccer in the spring. On the tube, she likes watching soccer, volleyball and hockey. By the way, she says U.S.A. all the way when it comes to the Women’s World Cup. Book it.
For more on Mutter, read on:
Date of birth: May, 20, 1987
Born in: Evanston, Ill., moved to valley when she was 8.
Parents: Michael and Terry
Sibling: Caitlin, 13
What’s fun about volleyball?: “Basically, it’s just playing together. We’re a very good team this year. I think we have a lot of potential this year. I hope we do very well.”
How do you work with your hitters?: “For Brooke (Horan-Kates) and Rachel (Glandorf), they’re middle hitters. They like the ball pretty close to the net. I went to each hitter at the beginning of the year and asked them how they like their set. So, I know basically where everyone wants the ball. I try my hardest to get it there.”
Best moment on the court: “I think our first win against Ridgway. That gave us a lot of motivation to come out and want to win more. Another thing would be when we won two games from (Vail Mountain). We were all excited.”
Most embarrassing moment on the court: “I sprained my ankle very badly against Roaring Fork. I started screaming and crying. So, that was kind of embarrassing.”
What’s coach Cathy Alexander like?: “I love her. She’s such a good coach. She knows so much about volleyball. She wants us to go out there and win.”
Funniest player on the team: Bradie Beasley
Favorite subject: History, studying the American Revolution.
College plans: Looking in California and Colorado
Career plan: “I was thinking about being a teacher or a physical therapist.”
Sports you watch: Soccer, volleyball and hockey
Favorite soccer team: U.S. National Team
Favorite player: Mia Hamm
Favorite hockey team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite TV Show: Boy Meets World
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite movie star: Mandy Moore
Hobbies: “Volleyball, basketball, soccer, anything to do with sports.”
Mac or PC: Mac
Favorite food: Mexican – enchiladas
Favorite pizza slice: Canadian bacon and pineapple
Favorite color: Pink
What was your first word: “Dad?”
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: Aspen
If you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do?: “Make everyone love each other.”
Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.