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Lauren Claypoole

Lauren Claypoole


Island School

Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country

My name is Lauren Claypoole, I was a senior at Island School on Kaua'i. Next year I plan to attend Williams College, in Williamston, MA. There I will pursue a degree in neuroscience, complete the premed track, and continue my passion for basketball by playing as a Williams' Eph (Pronounce beef) at the Division III level in the NESCAC conference.

I have played basketball all four years of high school, as well as eight years of community league. I have served as a team captain for three of those four high school years. I have also played KIF (Kauai Interscholastic Federation) volleyball for all four years as a middle blocker. I started tennis my sophomore year and finished my senior year as my school's second singles player and team captain. I also did cross country for one year during which I received the Coach's Award. 

I also have completed my senior year as the President of Student Government and captain of my Mock Trial team. I have also participated in National Honor Society, Model UN, and the SCUBA Club.

I gain many of my community service hours through work at my church and volunteering at sporting events.

A person that has been instrumental to all of this has been my mom, Cheryl Claypoole. She volunteered to be our high school's basketball coach three years ago when no one else would step up to the plate, and she has inspired female student-athletes at Island School to do accomplish what they never could have dreamed themselves doing. By doing this, my mom made my life-long dream of playing college basketball a reality for me. Her never-ending support is one of the primary reasons for all of my success in sports and life.

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