High school Athlete of the Week - Emy Personne
Emy Personne, a junior centerfielder for the Dickinson High girls softball team, went 6-for-12 with a home run, three doubles, five RBIs and five runs scored during a five-game stretch between Tuesday, April 9 and Saturday, April 13. Helping the Midgets to a 3-2 record during that period, Personne did not commit any errors in her five chances in the outfield, while pacing the team with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a 1.563 OPS.
DP: What is your biggest softball strength?
EP: "My biggest softball strength is I believe in my teammates. I have so much confidence in them that they can do what they are able to do and then, if they make a mistake, I have their back and I'm not doubting them. I always have confidence that they will do what they can and what they're able to."
DP: When did you start playing softball and what do your most like about it?
EP: "I started playing softball probably when I was seven and I really like my friends, the friends that I've made. I love the sport, but just being with my good friends and my team, it really makes me love it even more."
DP: Who is your funniest teammate?
EP: "My funniest teammate is Taya Hopfauf, she's hilarious. She's always playing Vines and that's a big, team-bonding thing that we have. She's just so funny."
DP: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
EP: "My favorite athlete growing up was probably Jackie Robinson. I loved the movie 42 and he was just a really big inspiration for me."
DP: What is the one thing you could eat for the rest of your life?
EP: "One thing I could probably eat for the rest of my life is probably pierogies, these potato-filled pastries, but they're like ... not pastries, pasta. My mom makes them and you fry them, they're just really good."
DP: What's the last movie that you watched?
EP: "The last movie I watched is After, which is this romance movie, and it just came out. It's after a book that I actually read, so it's pretty good."
DP: What is your favorite school subject?
EP: "Biology, my favorite school subject is Biology. I like genetics."
DP: Snapchat or Instagram?
DP: Country Music or Hip Hop?
DP: When eating a meal, what is most satisfying: the first bite or last bite?
EP: "The first."
DP: Are you a good dancer or a bad dancer?
EP: "I wanna say good."
DP: Softball or any other sport?
DP: What is your first sports memory?
EP: "T-ball, my first sports memory was at t-ball. I would slide at first base because I saw my brothers doing it, so I thought you had to slide at every base. And I just remember sliding at first, and the whole audience laughed at."
DP: Who is your biggest inspiration to succeed?
EP: "My biggest inspiration is probably my dad. He pushes me a lot, well, my mom does too, but I really look to my dad for help and tips and stuff. He's been through quite a bit, he was an athlete as a kid, so I really like to hear him give me tips and help and stuff that I'm going through."