This Southridge Alumna is back on campus helping to inspire another generation of students.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
My name is Lauren Moretto, and I graduated from Southridge in 2013. I started at Southridge in Grade 8 and thoroughly enjoyed the sports program, and played on multiple teams, including volleyball and basketball. While at Southridge, Ms. Calla Jones (currently on maternity leave) was a positive role model for me, which motivated me to pursue volunteer opportunities as an alumna.
WHAT IS YOUR VOLUNTEER ROLE AT SOUTHRIDGE?
I have been an active Senior School coach for the last four sports seasons. Until this year, my primary involvement was with the Sr. Girls volleyball team, but I recently started coaching the Jr. Girls volleyball team, and it has been a great transition.
Working with younger students provides me with the opportunity to shape their skills and build confidence before their senior years. Volunteering for the athletics department at Southridge has been an enriching experience.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT SOUTHRIDGE?
I fondly remember my experience playing on sports teams while at Southridge. My coaches were such positive role models, so I wanted to provide younger students with the same kind of experience. The Southridge community holds a special place for me, and I love coming back and watching the community grow and re-connecting with faculty who had such a positive impact on my life.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR SOUTHRIDGE ATHLETICS?
I love knowing that my involvement helps create a fun environment for students and that I get to watch them develop the skills that make them better players while under my guidance. Because I grew up while at Southridge, I feel that I can relate to students, and be a positive influence in their lives. I can also relate to students' day-to-day routines, which allows me to build positive relationships that help students both on and off the court.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE STUDENTS SAY ABOUT YOU AS THEIR COACH?
I hope they say we have fun' School can be so stressful and overwhelming that I simply hope they enjoy themselves while in the program. I hope they would say that my lighthearted approach and focus on teamwork and fair play results in a fun and fair season and obviously a season WIN! 'GO STORM'.