Athlete of the Week: Kaity Stocker, Tippecanoe High School

Kaity Stocker
Kaity Stocker

Name: Kaity Stocker

School: Tippecanoe

Grade: 2017 graduate

Age: 18

Sport: Softball

Claim to fame/honors: Four-year varsity player; owns single-season school records for triples (10), homers (13), RBIs (52) and batting average (.697); established career records for hits (178), doubles (37), triples (20), homers (36) and RBIs (166); senior year earned first team GWOC, player of year for GWOC North; second-team all-state and first-team Southwest District. Will attend Gannon University to study criminal justice and play softball.

Bet you didn’t know … I danced for seven years

Words you live by: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take

Toughest opponent: Myself because I hold myself to high standards that I expect to meet

Biggest influence: My dad because he’s always pushed me to expect nothing but the best of myself

Game-day rituals: I always have to have braid in my hair; I have to jam to ’80s rock before I play.

What’s on your bedroom walls: Rocky poster, softball pictures, Yogi Berra poster, Reds pictures, medals and trophies, home run balls from high school and Ohio Thunder

When I’m bored I like to … take naps

Favorite movie: Rocky II

Person who would play you in a movie: Sandra Bullock

Favorite TV show: Supernatural

Favorite musical artist: AC/DC

I can’t live without: Coffee

I can live without: Mushrooms

Event you’d like to attend: AC/DC concert

Favorite book: Scarlett Letter

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: El Sombero

Favorite smell: Fresh cut grass

Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Eggplant

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Johnny Bench

Whose mind would you like to read? Sylvester Stallone

Place where you’d love to travel? Alaska

Talent you’d like to have? Drawing

Favorite school subject: Gym

Favorite athlete: Johnny Bench

Favorite team: Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Olympic sport: Snowboarding

Something in the world I’d like to change: Poverty

Favorite sports moment: When I broke my single-season home run record

Favorite junk food: Doritos

Best thing about softball: It teaches life lessons; if you put hard work in you’ll be able to reap the benefits

In 10 years, I hope to be … a U.S. marshall

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