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Athlete Spotlight: Kelsey Merillat


Kelsey Merillat is a sophomore softball pitcher for the LCC Stars.  Photo by Kaitlyn Delaney

Kaitlyn Delaney

The Lookout Associate Editor/Photo Editor Kaitlyn Delaney recently spoke with LCC softball player Kelsey Merillat. Currently a sophomore at LCC, Merillat graduated from Sanford Meridian High School.

When did you start playing softball?
“I grew up at the ball fields, and my family has always been like a ball family, so I started playing as soon as I could. I got in T-ball and the rest is just history, I guess.”

What position do you play? What made you want to play that position?
“I’m a pitcher, and I started pitching because my mom was a pitcher, and she just taught me how to do it growing up. I loved being in control of the game, and being able to make the outcome what I want it to be.”

Do you have any moments from playing softball that stand out?
“Yeah, I think winning regionals last year was really fun, and being able to experience nationals was a great experience.”

Is there one piece of advice you have been given that sticks out with you?
“Probably just enjoy the ride and every piece of it, because it goes so quickly.”

Do you have any personal or team goals for the rest of the season?
“I really hope that the team can make it back to nationals, and have a better record than we did last year; potentially win it.”

Do you have any game-day routines?
“Yeah, I drink an Alani every morning, then get my hair braided. And then before the game I say a quick prayer for the team.”

If you weren’t a softball player, what sport would you have played?
“Probably volleyball. I played that all throughout high school. And I really loved that and the team aspect of it, but I was just better at softball, so that was my sport.”

What are your plans after LCC?
“I’m going to work at the hospital back at home, and I’m going to go through nursing school while I work.”



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