Cardinal Capsule: Emily Lawrence

Emily Lawrence

Sport: Volleyball
Year: Senior
Height: 5-8
Events: Defensive Specialist
Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
High School:West Linn HS
Major: Human Biology
Stanford Athletics Highlights:An extreme competitor and the hardest worker on the team ... Expected to play a key role in the team's success in 2001 ... Has played in 212 games over her career ... Notched a career-high 11 digs vs. Utah (9/5/00) ... Had three service aces against Arizona State (10/27/00) ... Has tallied 289 digs over her career ... Finished third on the squad in 2000 in service aces with 17.

Stanford volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because:
Stanford will be fun to watch this year because we have a few awesome additions to our team. Our chemistry is so good this year and we have a lot of fun playing together.

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Relax more and move my feet moreefficiently.

The thing I like about sports is:
It allows me to be competitive and be physical, which is something that you can't always do in other parts of your life.

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
Santa Barbara, because they knocked us out of the tournament last year.

The most difficult opposing arena to play in is:
The U. of Texas arena was the most difficult arena I ever remember playing in. The fans were so loud and it didn't help that we lost.

A friend from another college volleyball team:
My little sister who playsat U. of Washington.

Favorite professor:
Professor Steyerw who teaches Youth, Education and Media and professor Abrams who teaches, Children Youth and the Law.

Favorite midnight snack:
Diet coke and pretzels.

What makes Maples Pavilion so special:
The bouncy floor!!

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Macaroni and cheese

Favorite T.V. show:

My parents were right when they told me:
Work hard and keep your mouth shut and good things will happen for you.

Favorite website:, catches me up on current events since I don't read the newspaper.

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Somone who is smart, beautiful andhas a lot of power.

Favorite non-volleyball activity:
Watching movies.

My most prized possession is:
I don't really have one, I know that isn't very exciting. But I guess if my room was on fire the first thing I would grab are all of my pictures.

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
Right now, Alicia Keyes

The best advice I ever received was:
Give 110% all the time at everything you do.

Opponent you would most like to beat:
I can't lose to my little sister, so probably U. of Washington.

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
I love when Mark Madsen gets in with the Lakers, he's an animal!

If I could go up against any other Stanford athlete (non women's volleyball) it would be:
Any football player because they think they can beat any girl at anything.

Favorite actor:
Tom Hanks

Favorite actress:
Don't have one, there's too many.

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
My dog Wood.

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
Live life to the fullest.

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
The hardest worker.

Ten years from now I hope to be:
A lawyer, with a couple of kids.

Favorite Food:
I really like fruit any kind.

Least Favorite Food:
Cabbage soup.

Favorite sport other than volleyball:

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Pay my Dad for my school and save therest till further notice.

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