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D6 Athlete of the Week - Kennedy Strausheim

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"Kennedy has been a four-year starter for the Grizz. She was a Captain this year and led by example. She was one of the top Outfielders in the state. Had no hesitation about being our primary catcher, a position she has not played since 8th grade, and number two pitcher. It was this selflessness that helped Northridge softball make it into the state playoffs this year. Kennedy was our clean up hitter and led the team in home runs and RBI's." - Dave Fosdick, Softball Coach

Student Name: Kennedy StrausheimD6 Athlete of the Week Kennedy Strausheim October 2023

School: Northridge High School

Grade: Senior

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Catcher, pitcher, outfield

Stats: Fielding percentage - .967; Batting percentage - .420; Homeruns - 3 this season

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"Hitting my first ever homerun in 12U." 


What are your goals for this season? 

"To finish strong; making it past regionals!" 


How do athletics make you a better student?

"Problem solving skills."


What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"Comedy. I understand it's not as serious as I feel it out to be, and I crack jokes." 


What is the best part about competing?

"Making awesome friends out of teammates, and being a better person for myself." 


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"Hopefully college softball." 


What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"Go for it. Softball always needs more girls who want to learn!"


What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"'Run It Up' by Tyler the Creator." 


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?