Athlete of the Week
The Powerland Urban High School Athlete of the Week is Lauren Bartlett of the Oak Park Raiders basketball team.
This 5’4” guard has led the Raiders to a 20-0 start to the season. She is averaging 16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 6 steals per game. She was named MVP at the Raiders Classic and Sisler invitational, while being named an all-star at the Pembina Trails and St. Vital tournaments. Coach Murray Brown states, “Lauren is a dynamic point guard who sets the tempo in every game she plays. Outstanding in the transition game, Lauren sees the floor well and is very unselfish, always trying to find the open shot for her teammate. Lauren leads by example, both in games and in practice as she constantly striving to make her team and teammates better by making herself a better player. Lauren is also an outstanding and determined defensive player, always wanting the challenge of defending the opponents best ball handler. In her 3rd year on the Oak Park varsity team, Lauren has been an outstanding teammate, leader and example for this year's team”.
This Grade 11 student maintains a 98% academic average, while also participating in volleyball, and track & field.