Lauren Chesley

Lauren Chesley
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015-2016
Jersey Number: 68
Nickname: LiteBrite
Position: OL
Age: 30
Height: 5-6
Weight: 180
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
High School: Gaithersburg HS (MD)
College: Virginia Tech
Occupation: Benefit Specialist, Fairfax County Government

Lauren Chesley Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
Mostly comic book characters…I think that was because they had the courage to be themselves when everyone else wanted them to fit in.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My families, both the one I was born into and the one I have cultivated over the years.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
My maternal grandfather…I miss him, and I know he would be proud of me.
Who is your female sports idol?
Serena Williams.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Troy Polamalu…the perfect combination of power and humility.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Watching football and Googling whatever random questions come to mind!
What is your favorite movie?
Cleopatra, City of God, 7 Pounds, and anything scary!
What is your favorite TV show?
The Big Bang Theory, Vikings, and American Horror Story.
What is your favorite travel location?
Anywhere with a beach!
What is your favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese.
What is your favorite book?
The Purple Crayon.
Who is your favorite musician or group?
Etta James.
What is your favorite quote?
“Someday we all have to choose between what is easy and what is right.” – Albus Dumbledore
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Persistent, eccentric, honest.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To own a pitbull rescue.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Does marching band count as a sport?
What is your favorite sports memory?
Playing indoor hockey in middle school and blocking all the boys’ shots.
How did you hear about women’s football?
While playing flag football.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
I get to be my complete self without having to say I’m sorry.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
Family and never giving up.