This week, we take a look at 2nd year vet Loren as our Jill of The Week. Anchoring one end of Omarlla's line next to Brianne on gamedays, Loren probably made the biggest transition from rookie to vet without switching squads. Just from my view from photographing her and talking with her, she's become a much more confident and mature young lady since last season and seems really excited to continue cheering with the Jills. She's embraced many aspects of the role and is currently on a tour with 7 other Jills in the Middle East visiting the troops after having gone on the Iraq trip just a couple of months ago. During the Jills Open Practice in November, while the captains were working on some stuff with Kelli, Loren headed up stretching exercises for everyone else there. The fact that she's done so well should be no surprise however as she spent 16 years as a competitive dancer, and she only just turned 21 recently. Even with the increased confidence and maturity, she's still just as delightful a girl to have around and hopefully she'll be cheering on the sidelines of the Ralph for several more years. She definitely has a great role model in her captain as Omarlla's been not only a great Buffalo Jill throughout her time on the squad, but a great teacher away from the sidelines as well, something Loren is working towards herself. Loren's secondary photo is from prior to the Thanksgiving weekend game against the Steelers and features Natalie and Loren posing together in Lot C prior to the Jills' tailgate performance.
From tryouts, we have the video that we featured last week with Gabrielle, as Gabby and Loren danced together.