Lindsay Kucker ’19, co-captain of the girls’ varsity softball team, tells us about her athletic career and goals she has for the team this year.
Natalia Ibarra: When did you start playing?
Lindsay Kucker: I started playing tee ball when I four and then I moved to a travel team when I was eight. I’ve been with the same travel team ever since. I’m really close to the people on my team. My sister was into softball and my dad was her coach. I’ve always been around it and I tried other sports but softball is the one I stuck with.
NI: What’s your favorite part about being on Lawrenceville’s softball team?
LK: The team is super close and we have always been close. We actually got closer this year and it’s cliche but we are family. The bond we have is really great. I have a lot of close friends on the team which is one of the reasons I love it.
NI: As co-captain, what are some goals for this season?
LK: Right now, our record is 10-2 and we have only lost to Blair. We are in the Mercer County Tournament for the first time in over 15 years and we got seeded second. It would be nice to win the MAPL. I feel like it's going to be Blair and us in the championship round which means we will get another shot to beat them.
NI: Are you planning to continue playing college?
LK: I’m going to Dickinson College for softball next year. I committed in the fall. I’m really excited. I went on an overnight visit and met some girls on the team. When I went for my revisit day, I met some girls that were joining the team next year and it seems like it's going to be a really good year.
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