We start off the Bandette of The Week series with 4th year vet and 2nd year captain Lauren B. L.B, as she's known, is possibly the most outgoing and talkative of all the returning vets, which is quite the departure from the way she was her rookie season. Near the end of last season, she was telling her squadmates and me that she wasn't sure about returning for a 4th season what with friends like Stephanie G and Krista retiring. Thankfully, by the time tryouts came about, she had decided to return for 2013 in the hopes she'll be dancing at the arena when the Bandits win their next Championship. Of course getting to spend a lot more time with the rest of her friends on the squad is a big bonus as well. You can read more about LB at http://www.bandits.com/bbio.asp?bandID=LaurenB LB's secondary photo comes from the recent Bandits Open Practice at First Niagara Center and was taken between performances when the Bandettes were circulating through the seats to visit with fans. Shown smiling for the camera are L.B. MaKenzie, and Lauren K.