Athlete of the Week: Lauren Betz, Lakota West High School

Name: Lauren Betz

School: Lakota West High School

Sport: Softball

Class: 2018

Age: 17

Claim to fame: Being named first team GMC

Bet you didn’t know: I really enjoy art

Toughest opponent/why: East because a lot of their players have been my teammates and the Castner brothers are always an intense rivalry

Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye

Favorite movie: I Am Legend

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical artist/song: Anything country, especially Thomas Rhett

Favorite pro athlete/why: Todd Frazier because he always plays for the fans

Favorite smell: Caramel

Favorite home-cooked meal: Tacos

Game-day rituals: Game-day handshakes with Allie Cummins

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Jennifer Lawrence because we have a similar sense of humor

Words you live by: You’re only as good as your worst day

Biggest influence/why: My sisters because they are great role models and give 100 percent in everything they do

I am most annoyed by: People who chew loudly

You can’t live without: My best friends

Most embarrassing moment: Tripping in the outfield during practice

In 10 years, I’ll be: Working in the medical field and buying a boat

Best thing about softball: Playing alongside friends and always cheering each other on, on and off the field

Worst thing about softball: Early Saturday morning practices

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Lima beans

Favorite junk food: Little Bites mini muffins

Favorite school subject: History

Last DVD or video game I bought: Moana

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Coach Castner

Love to trade places for a day with: My best friend, Jen

When I’m bored, I like to: Sleep and watch crime shows

Worst habit: Biting nails

On your bedroom walls: Pictures of my friends and family

Talent I’d most like to have: Singing

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