June 20, 2014
Former Georgetown University women's lacrosse player Lauren Redler (C'05, M'09) was recently featured on InsideLacrosse.com in their Where Are They Now? series.
Name: Lauren Hannon Redler
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall
College (Major): Georgetown University (Psychology) (Minor Biology)
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2014-2015
2nd Fellowship: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 2015-2016
Current Title: Resident Physician
When did you first pick up a lacrosse stick? How did you get involved in the sport?
Growing up in Connecticut, everyone played soccer almost year-round. It wasn't until I got to high school at Choate Rosemary Hall and needed a spring sport that I picked up a lacrosse stick. I fell in love with the game immediately.
Who were some role models in the sport, early on, that helped you get into the game and helped you continue to grow?
My coaches in high school, Fran O'Donoghue and Tracy Drummond, were huge role models for me and taught me the importance of great communication, playing with enthusiasm, supporting your teammates, and of course balancing school commitments with lacrosse. My teammates taught me how to work hard but to have fun at the same time, to always push yourself to become better, and to put the goals of the team first.
You played at Georgetown during some of the program's most successful years. What was it like playing for one of the top teams in the nation?I am so proud to have played at Georgetown. Kim Tortolani (Simons) was incredible. To have been coached by her and see the way she interacted with the players and how she saw the game was truly invaluable. She was a very technical coach but she also did a great job of building team dynamics off the field. I watched, learned from, and played with some of the best players in women's lacrosse history and learned so much from them. We worked hard, prepared deliberately and had lots of fun together. My teammates in college are still some of my best friends. At a recent alumni game I saw "The Blue & Gray Way" hanging in the office and it definitely epitomizes everything that Georgetown Lacrosse stood and still stands for. 1. Be good at everything you do. Never settle for mediocrity.
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