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Gamer of the Week: Lauren Hudson of Winfield High

January 23, 2019
Luke Nelson, left, Revved Up CrossFit coach at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc., and coach Kelsey Spang, right, present the Gamer of the Week award to Lauren Hudson, center, of Winfield High School.

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to junior Lauren Hudson of Winfield High School.

A leader and huge target on the Generals’ basketball team at 5-foot-8, Lauren is said to be one of the biggest assets in their arsenal. Coach Kelsey Spang describes Lauren as “always being consistent.” That consistency showed as the Generals’ took down the Wayne Pioneers and Herbert Hoover Huskies by scores of 72-70 and 52-39, respectively. Hudson played a vital role in the win over Wayne as she recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds. To close out the week, Winfield traveled to Sissonville where Lauren recorded a career-high of 21 points and captured 7 rebounds winning 63-49. As conference play is approaching, Lauren and her teammates are looking to continue their winning streak and pave their way to the state tournament.

Since she was 6 years old, Lauren has been playing basketball along with soccer, track, and recently volleyball. Among those sports, basketball is her favorite. Being with her friends on the court is something she loves. When asked about the key to their recent success, Lauren says “playing as a team, and collectively staying together on defense” is what helps them win. Coach Spang identifies Lauren as being a huge team player. “We can always depend on her... She leads by example,” Kelsey said.

Lauren finds inspiration from all around. “I’m inspired by God, family, and my coaches” Lauren explained. As Winfield is currently 10-3, those inspirational figures can help motivate her and the rest of the team to maintain their success.

She is the daughter of Brian and Pam Hudson and has a 4.0 GPA. Lauren is a well-rounded young lady active in 4 sports at Winfield throughout the school year, as well the Beta and MU Alpha Theta Club and church. She plans to attend college following high school.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s female Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Luke Nelson B.S. in Health Sciences, is a Physical Therapy Technician and is a RevvedUp Fitness Coach at Teays Physical Therapy Center.

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