VMS spotlight – Lara Green
Vail Mountain volleyball setter Lara Green had a pretty good teacher. The sophomore inherited No. 8 from Tiffany Allan (VMS ’03) and formed a great friendship with last year’s setter. In addition to giving Green her number, Allan handed out a lot of advice. Look for No. 8, running the show, Saturday against Crested Butte at 2:30 p.m.
The rundown on Green:
Date of birth: Dec. 31, 1987
How do you celebrate New Years’ Eve and your birthday?: “During the day, typically, I spend the day with my family. Then in the evening, I go out with friends to celebrate New Year’s. It’s a fun day.”
Parents: Rebecca and Stuart Green
Sibling: Colin, VMS second-grader
Position: Setter – “It’s a lot of fun. I played setter last year. It was kind of an experiment. I had never played the position and I enjoyed it a lot. Tiffany (Allan) was a big inspiration for me. She handed down here jersey to me. Tiffany and I were really close last year. I went to Long Beach and Air Force and trained a lot this summer.
On setting for teammates: “Cely (Brinkmann)’s probably the most specific out of all the hitters. She wants the ball as far outside the court as possible. The easiest would probably be Lindsay (Wright).”
What do you like about volleyball? “It’s the whole team effort, coming together. I especially love these girls because I’ve been playing with them since I was in club since sixth grade.”
How excited are you for Homecoming: “I’m really excited to meet up with Crested Butte again for this. I know that some of the girls on JV last year, whom I played against. I’m looking forward to playing them again.”
What’s the expectation for this year?: “I think the expectation is still high. Obviously, there’s a different expectation. We’re a team. We’re going to come together as a whole. We don’t have a 6-foot tall girl (Lara Bossow) overpower everything. We have a bond together and that showed against Ridgway.
What’s your most embarrassing moment on the court?: “I don’t know. There’s quite a few. It probably would have been when I was told not to serve. Everyone on the team told me not to serve and then I did it any way. It went in, but we didn’t get the point.”
Favorite subject: History
Career: Lawyer, defense attorney
Mac or PC: Mac
Favorite food: Artichokes – with lemon butter
Favorite pizza slice: Pineapple and pepperoni – “It’s this thing with Aubrie (Apple) and I.”
Favorite drink: Water
Favorite color: Purple
First word: No
Other sports: Soccer and tennis
Favorite type of music: Rap and country
Favorite musician: Rascal Flats
Favorite movie: Cruel Intentions
Favorite movie star: Orlando Bloom
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite “Friend”: Joey
Favorite book: Memoirs of a Geisha
Favorite ice cream: Mocha-chip
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: Aspen
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.