Athlete Profile – Lauren Logush

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Canadian Sport Features, Profiles

Lauren Logush

Lauren Logush of Richmond Hill, Ontario is a field hockey goaltender on the rise. At just 17 years of age, not only has Logush competed for the Canadian National team on an international stage, but she is also a solid performer in several other sports, all while excelling academically.

Lauren was first introduced to field hockey in grade 6 during gym class. It was love at first pass, and she began playing competitively in grade 8. In 2011, she was one of 3 girls from Ontario chosen to play for the Junior Women’s National Team in a four-game series against the USA. Ever since she got that taste of international competition, Lauren hasn’t looked back. This past May, Logush was again participating in the four-game series against the USA, however this time it was as a member of the Women’s National Team. When she isn’t on the pitch, Lauren satisfies her thirst for sport by playing ice hockey (which she has played for 12 years), as well as soccer and track and field.

How does she manage to balance being an all-star athlete and her academics? Her motto is “always fight for your dreams, you control your destiny”, and she lives that quote every day.  With an 86% academic average, Lauren will be starting at the University of British Columbia this September. She is a strong example of what it means to not have to compromise your academic career in pursuit of athletic dreams.

Stay tuned for next month, when we highlight another exceptional high school athlete.

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