Second Former Lina Olazabal has already made her mark on Lawrenceville girls’ varsity golf team, where she is currently ranked second on the squad.
Miranda Cai: When and why did you start playing golf?
Lina Olazabal: My mom used to play golf when she was in college, and she wanted her daughter to learn how to play. I’ve been playing golf since I was really young.
MC: What other sports or extracurriculars do you do?
LO: I play field hockey during the fall and squash during the winter, and I’m also part of the robotics team.
MC: Do you play golf on a club team as well?
LO: I don’t play on a club team during school. I play in summer tournaments because golf’s main season is actually during the summer. So, I’m actually using my spring season here to prepare for that.
MC: What do you like most about the Lawrenceville team?
LO: I love our team so much—we’re such a great, tight group of girls. It’s just such a community and we know everything about each other.
MC: Lawrenceville recently played in the Mercer County Tournament, how did that go for you?
LO: I didn’t play as well as I hoped would, but Serena Chen, our captain, actually placed first which was really exciting for her. Our team also placed fourth overall.
MC: How does it feel to be one of the youngest members on the varsity team?
LO: It’s so much fun. All the older girls are like my older sisters; they’re always giving me tips on school life, which is really nice. I use their wisdom to guide me along.
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