Laker, as Lisa Lake was generally known, excelled as a three-sport athlete at Williston. A captain of the soccer, basketball, and softball teams, she earned MVP honors in all three sports as a senior—and two as a junior. As a senior, her soccer team finished the season with only three losses. A two-time MVP for Hall of Famer Ray Brown, her basketball team won 26 games during her junior and senior year. In softball, under Hall of Famer Sue Curry Barnett, she led the team to a 10-2 season. She was awarded the Alumnae Bowl, given to the top senior female athlete in the school. Lake studied at Trinity College, where she played soccer and softball all four years. Her softball team won the 1987 ECAC Division III championship. Lake still holds the NCAA Division III doubles-per-game record. In 1998, she took up rugby. She was named to the USA National team that competed for the World Cup in Barcelona, Spain; was named to the Northeast select all-star team for seven years; and won a national championship with the New York rugby club in 2006. She was instrumental in starting a youth rugby program in the Bronx with her wife, Annie Collier. Lake and her family live in New York.