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High school Athlete of the Week - Emy Personne

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Dickinson High junior outfield Emy Personne squares for a bunt against Valley City on Saturday, April 6, from the North Softball Complex. (Patrick Bernadeau/The Dickinson Press)3 / 3

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?

EP: "Snapchat."

DP: Country Music or Hip Hop?

EP: "Country."

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?

EP: "Softball."

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."

Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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