Pace University's Lauren Schetter, a Beacon High School graduate, drives to the basket during the Setters' win over Daemen.

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For Lauren Schetter, it was important to “leave my mark” in her final year as a collegiate athlete, and that was the plan. Then it was deferred.

Prompted by the pandemic in 2020, Pace University withdrew its sports teams from competition until the following spring, which eliminated, among other things, the women’s basketball season.

“It was terrible,” Schetter said of the season nixed by COVID-19. “We couldn’t even have a full team practice. You just had to sit and wait.”

Pace University's Lauren Schetter, a Beacon High School graduate, drives to the basket during the Setters' win over Daemen.

Well, maybe in the figurative sense. But she didn’t do much actual sitting. The Beacon native instead dedicated her time to training, improving her handle and outside shot and expanding her game “to do things I wasn’t able to before.”

Then, once the NCAA granted athletes an additional year of eligibility, Schetter chose to return to Pace and pursue a masters degree. On the court, this would be a make-up season — making up for lost time and making up for the years as an underclassman in which the team struggled.

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