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Lauren Hede Determination Award

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Lauren Hede played on the Lakota West Freshman Volleyball team in 2012. She was a competitor and rising star in our program. She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June of 2013. She underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiation. In spite of her intense medical treatments she thrived in school and played volleyball as a member of the JV team in 2013. She was a middle hitter, practicing AND playing in games, while undergoing her treatments. She had an incredible work ethic in both school and volleyball. She was a wonderful teammate who was an inspiration to all around her. Lauren was a beautiful, bright, cheerful person. She passed away at the age of 16 on July 11, 2014.

We are a part of #TEAMHEDE.

2014 Lauren Hede Determination Winners:

Freshman: Shayna Smith
JV: Mary Nguyen and Victoria Stoltz
Varsity: Bailey Plummer

2015 Lauren Hede Determination Winners:

Freshman: Isabella Muddiman
JV: Andrea LaCalameta
Varsity: Brooke Huston

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(L to R) Isabella Muddiman, Andrea LaCalameta, Brooke Huston

2016 Lauren Hede Determination Winners:

Freshman: Makayla Hoffman
JV: Molly Wiehe
Varsity: Makayla Hoffman

L to R: Makayla Hoffman, Molly Wiehe, Haley Bergheger
(L to R) Makayla Hoffman, Molly Wiehe, Haley Bergheger

2017 Lauren Hede Determination Winners:

Freshman: Abby McDonell
JV: Alyssa Phelan
Varsity: Kara Moe

L to R: Makayla Hoffman, Molly Wiehe, Haley Bergheger
Pictured L-R Abby McDonell, Kyle Hede, Brian Hede, Jill Hede, Alyssa Phelan, Kara Moe