Congratulations to senior Lauren Ping on being named the 2022-2023 Gatorade Arizona Girls Cross Country Player of the year! This award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the course.

This is Lauren’s FOURTH time being honored with this award, her first three coming when she ran for Desert Vista. This is her first time earning this award as a Trojan and it makes her the second athlete in VC History to earn this honor. The only other Gatorade Player of the Year was Courtney Blocher in 1999-2000 for volleyball.