Lauren Burton


Class of 2023

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Lauren Burton



Discipline for Recruitment: Indoor

Height: 5’4″

Spike: 8’9″

Standing Reach: 6’9″

Vertical: 2’0

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Smash Raiders Volleyball Club
    - 18U
    - Libero

    2022 - 2023 Smash Force 18U
    - Provincial Cup (Championship) - Third
    - Challenge Cup (Championship) - Third
    - McGregor Cup (Championship) - Third
    - Furlani Cup (Select) - Fourth

    Defensa Volleyball Club
    - 5-year member 13U-17U
    - Libero

    2021 - 2022 Defensa 17U White
    - Division 2 Tier 2 Second (Provincials)
    - McGregor Cup - Silver
    - Team Captain

    2020 - 2021 Defensa 16U White
    - No season due to Covid-19
    - Team Captain

    2019 - 2020 Defensa 15U White
    - Provincial Cup - Bronze
    - Provincial Cup - Gold (16U)
    - McGregor Cup - Silver
    - Team Captain

    2018 - 2019 Defensa 14U Purple
    - Finished 14th in the Province
    - Award of Excellence

    2017 - 2018 Defensa 13U Purple

  • Rep Soccer Player
    - Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club
    - 2018 - 2022
    - 4-year member
    - Outside Midfield/Defense

  • 2022-2023
    Varsity Girls Touch Football Team

    Senior Girls Volleyball Team
    - Libero/Left side

    Cross Country Team - Senior Girls

    2021 - 2022
    Senior Girls Volleyball Team
    - Libero
    - Second in Halton Regionals

    Senior Girls Soccer Team
    - Forward
    - Second in Halton Regionals

    2020 - 2021
    - No sport seasons due to Covid-19

    2019 - 2020
    - Senior Girls Volleyball Team (Grade 9)
    - Libero/Left side
    - Didn't finish the season due to Covid-19

    - Junior Girls Soccer Team
    - No season due to Covid-19

  • Notre Dame Catholic Secondary, Burlington, Ontario

    Would like to pursue a degree in the Kinesiology/Human Kinetics, Sports Marketing, Sports Management, or Sport Studies

    Class of 2023
    3 Year Honour Roll Student (Grade 9 - Grade 11)
    - Academic average of 87%

    Participating in the Business Leadership SHSM

    Grade 12:
    - English (University) 85%
    - Kinesiology (University) 83%
    - Co-op (Open) 95%
    - Sports Marketing (Open) Ongoing
    - Biology (University) Ongoing
    - Data Management (University) Ongoing
    - Business Leadership (Open) Ongoing
    Current Average: 87%

    Grade 11 Honours with Distinction (ongoing year):
    - English (University) 80%
    - Biology (University) 80%
    - Math (University/College) 75%
    - Female Weight Training (University) 97%
    - Personal Finance (University) 90%
    - Marketing (University) 91%
    - Media Arts (University) 94%
    - World Religions (University) 92%
    Average: 87%

    Grade 10 Honours with Distinction:
    - Science (University) 86%
    - English (University) 90%
    - Business (University) 90%
    - Civics and Citizenship (University) 91%
    - Career Studies (University) 97%
    - Canadian History (University) 92%
    - Hospitality and Tourism (University) 94%
    - Religious Education (University) 90%
    - Math (University) 67%
    Average: 89%

    Grade 9 Honours with Distinction:
    - Science (University) 85%
    - Math (University) 85%
    - English (University) 82%
    - Business (University) 87%
    - Phys.Ed (University) 84%
    - Geography (University) 87%
    - Core French (University) 80%
    - Religious Education 93%
    Average: 85%

  • Notre Dame Athletic Banquet 2021 - 2022
    - MVP Senior Girls Volleyball
    - Spirit Award

    2021 - 2022 Provincials (17U)
    - MVP

    June 2019
    - Grade 8 Graduation - Spirit Award
    "The Spirit Award honors an individual that personifies exceptional community
    spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity." Chosen by the school staff.

    2018 - 2019 Defensa 14U Purple
    - Award of Excellence

    Multiple MVP and all-star recognition in volleyball throughout my 5 years playing for Defensa

    - Amanda Huxley Dedication Award - through a volleyball tournament (2017)

  • - 2022 - 2023 Business Leadership Class President
    - Captain of my club volleyball team (3 consecutive years) 2019 - 2022
    - Sports Store Sales Associate & Equipment management 2021- current (part-time job)
    - Camp Counselor at Sports Camp - Summer 2021 (full time job)
    - Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR with AED 2021
    - Assistant Coach (Volleygirls) 2019
    - Captain of elementary school volleyball team 2017 - 2019

  • 2021 Legacy Beach Volleyball Club

Athlete Bio

Five words you can use to describe yourself on the court.
  • Leader
  • Vocal
  • Quick
  • Consistent
  • Positive
Five words you can use to describe yourself off the court.
  • Coachable
  • Motivated
  • Hard-working
  • Reliable
  • Peppy
Describe how you work in a team with your partners.

Engaged, Enthusiastic, Supportive & Collaborative

I enjoy the captain role as I believe I am a good leader and am often nominated for that job. I also think everyone can lead, you don’t need to be the official captain to lead within a team. Leading through effort and example is essential and so is listening and being a kind friend and partner.


Athletic highlights and how you felt when you received them:

When I received the Award of Excellence I was extremely happy because this was an indication that all my hard work and my dedication to the team was acknowledged and was bringing me to a point where I wanted to be in my volleyball career at the time.

If I receive MVP after a tournament, it proves to me that my consistent motivation is moving me towards my goal of being the best possible volleyball player I can be. It makes me feel extremely proud to be given and told this athletic validation because I’ve worked so hard to obtain it.

I also feel proud when we have a good game. I love to win but to me, it’s more about the effort and how did we work together to create that outcome. Sometimes spectators or opposing players will come over to give me positive feedback after a game and that feels absolutely awesome. It’s usually regarding my effort or leadership and it makes me feel seen and proud.

What are your interests outside of sports? Why do you like them?

I’m a high energy person so athletics, not just volleyball, have always been a big part of my life. I have played soccer since I was 3, I was a competitive gymnast during elementary school and I enjoy long-distance/cross country running. I like watching others in sports too and learning about the rules and strategies of other games. I have two younger siblings who are also athletes so I love watching them play as well.

My family spends a lot of time outdoors camping and hiking. I have a part-time job: I work at Play it Again Sports (I sell sports equipment but also sharpen skates, tune skis, etc.)

When I have spare time, I like to read, play board games, and hang out with my friends. We play a lot of Spikeball and laugh.

Who are your role models and why?

I’m inspired by anyone who gives it their all, in sport, or otherwise. The Canadian Olympic women’s soccer team were a force to watch in the 2021 summer Olympics – they played with so much passion and intention. Christine Sinclair has shown so much leadership over the years but was open to stepping aside to allow for the younger members of the team to shine as well by taking a penalty kick.

Involvement in other sports or extracurricular. Why is it important for you?

Ultimately, I define myself as an athlete and sport as my hobby and love. Regular physical activity is important to me as it helps keep my mind clear and focused. Team sports also offer me great social time with my teammates and I crave that. When we were off for Covid I found it difficult without the regular participation, the routine, and activity that helps me maintain positive mental health.

I also am a rep soccer player for Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club. I’ve played soccer since I was 3 and have always loved the high-energy, high-intensity environment. I continue to play soccer in my “off” court season because it keeps me active and quick on my feet for when I get back on the court.

I do better with more on my plate than less and I think it’s important to feel part of something, so I join groups at school and play a role in our Business Leadership marketing committee. A part-time job is not ‘extracurricular’ but I find time to hold a part-time job and carve out time to spend time with my friends.

Academic highlights and how you felt when you received them?

I’ve achieved the Honour Roll in Grades 9, 10 (and so far in Grade 11 too). I’m a diligent and engaged student. When I get an academic achievement like Honour Roll or achieving the mark I wanted, it makes me feel so proud of myself because my work ethic is paying off.

What program would you like to attend in school?

In University, I would like to take either Kinesiology/Human Kinetics (BA not BSc), Sports Marketing, or Sports Management. After my degree, I’m considering pursuing teacher college but I’m not sure yet as there’s a lot of possibilities with a KIN degree.

How do you envision your school life in college/university?

Fun, busy, active, and new! I want to get involved and be a part of the school community. I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and the independence of being away from home. I’m prepared to put in full effort to my studies and sports and manage my time so I can succeed at both.

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