Getting to Know ... No. 33 Lauren Taiclet
This fall DartmouthSports.com will be running a "Get to Know You Feature" with the freshman members of the Dartmouth women's basketball team. This week's question and answer session is with forward Lauren Taiclet from Wellesley, Mass.
Taiclet dons the Green and White after a standout prep career at Noble and Greenough. She led her squad to four Independent School League championships with unblemished 12-0 records each year. A senior captain, Taiclet was an ESPNU Hoopgurlz three-star prospect and a three-time ISL first-team selection. She also earned New England All-Star accolades during her junior and senior years.
What's special about Dartmouth that made you want to spend four years here?
Taiclet: I loved the team, and I also liked the D-Plan, which hopefully will allow me to take a term abroad and study some tough, interesting courses on the off-season terms.
What is one basketball goal that you have for yourself this season?
Taiclet: My goal is to feel confident playing at the Division I level.
Who is the most studious of your teammates?
Taiclet: We haven't done too much intensive studying yet, but everyone seems pretty studious so far.
What's one team that you're eager to play this season?
Taiclet: I'm excited for all of the Ivy games because that's what we've been working for.
What's playing on your iPod right now?
Taiclet: "Who Gon Stop Me" by Kanye West & Jay Z
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Taiclet: Hopefully as a doctor, though I'm not sure what type.
Who is your favorite professional player and why?
Taiclet: My favorite player is Kevin Garnett because of his intensity when he plays.
If you could have any one magic power what would it be and why?
Taiclet: Invisibility, so that people couldn't defend me on the court.