ATHLETE OF WEEK (Aug. 29-Sept. 5): Rachel Lasecki

Times Observer photo by Jon Sitler

Warren’s girls volleyball team is coming together, and being led by senior Rachel Lasecki, who has definitely stepped up her game this season, and she wasn’t bad to begin with. Lasecki, a team captain along with McKenzie Merenick and Valerie Latimer, led the Dragons to a 5-3 record with 32 kills and 25 digs in Warren’s fifth-place finish at Saturday’s Corry Tournament, good enough to make the quarterfinals. On Tuesday, Lasecki had nine more kills in a 3-0 win over Cranberry to start Warren’s regular season at 1-0, and nine more kills in a 3-1 win at Mercyhurst Prep on Thursday. Lasecki is the Times Observer Female Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Little Caeser’s.