Cardinal Capsule

March 8, 2001

March 8, 2001


Lauren Kalvaria
Sport: Softball
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5'11'
Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Belmont, CA
High School: Carlmont HS

NICKNAME:
Rye Bread, Torlana, Torrence, Tortise, Nyb

FAVORITE FOOD:
Warm French Bread

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Warm French Bread

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Chicago Bulls (When Jordan was there)

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Arroyo :)

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
Recently... Into Thin Air

FAVORITE CLASS:
Sleep and Dreams

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Making bracelets/necklaces while listening to
good music

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Bugsy, for old Sega

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Friends or Will and Grace

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Michael Jordan

FAVORITE NON-SOFTBALL ACTIVITY:
Sleeping, but if I'm not tired I like to visit fun places and take day trips,sometimes to Santa Cruz or San Francisco

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Calm:)... I'm working on it

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKEONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
Jodee Messina, 'I'm Alright'

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Either to New York or Seattle (when it's sunny)

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
CAL

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A GAME:
I try to visualize competing against the upcoming opponent and get a good songstuck in my head.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Swimming

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
The opportunity to compete against the best teams in the nation and the fact thatevery sport is a contender to win a championship, plus, of course, the educationis priceless.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
In reference to the team, when we turn a double play from Robin to Kira to Beesonand the whole team comes storming off the field like we just won the World Series.That's one thing I love about playing the game with this team.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
Austrailia... maybe Sydney

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
I'll get back to you on that... that's a tough one.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TOTHIS POINT:
Probably winning a CCS Championship in highschool... but I expect that to change...

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Hang out with small groups of friends, go the beach.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
My parents.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
I couldn't pass up the chance to get a Stanford degree or to compete in Pac-Tensoftball. It's the best of both worlds.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
When I was about 10 years old I won a Halloween costume contest at Carlmont VillageShopping Center for the coolest Bee costume ever.The prize was a snoopy musicbox. I was also a kangaroo one year, when I was 7 I think, that was a good costumetoo...

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SOFTBALL PLAYERSWHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
Believe in yourself.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Water... the ocean and the beach and swimming. If I could learn to do one newthing it would be to surf.

EARLIEST SOFTBALL MEMORY:
Playing first base for the 'A's' when I was six and telling my Dad Iwould never be a pitcher... just goes to show you never know.

FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL:
A bagel with cream cheese and a berry smoothie.

FAVORITE STADIUM TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
U of A, The atmosphere is amazing. The crowd is huge and it challenges us to focus. Just playing in that kind of environment inspires intensity.

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