Athlete of the Week: Kelsie Coleman, Fairborn High School

Name: Kelsie Coleman

School: Fairborn

Sport: Softball

Class: 2019

Age: 16

Claim to fame: Being “the vacuum” at first base, according to Coach Riff

Bet you didn’t know: I have only played fastpitch four years

Toughest opponent/why? Greenville because they are fast and they never give up

Favorite book: Looking for Alaska

Favorite movie: The Breakfast Club

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite musical artist/song? Thomas Rhett/Star of the Show

Favorite pro athlete/why? Kris Bryant because he is dedicated to his sport

Favorite smell: Flowers

Favorite home-cooked meal: Jambalaya

Game-day rituals: Listen to music I can dance to, wear my hair the same way every game and smooth out the dirt at first base before I can play.

Person who would play me in a movie/why? Vanessa Hudgens because she’s very quiet and sweet and very dedicated to her school work

Words you live by: Cut all negativity out of your life and be the best person you can possibly be

Biggest influence/why? My brother because he is an amazing athlete and I’ve always admired him and the way he plays the game

I am most annoyed by: Bad umpires

I can’t live without: My family and their endless support

Most embarrassing moment: We were doing a diving drill in practice and I had hurt my knee and instead of telling them to call an ambulance I told them to call the police on me. I still get made fun of for it.

In 10 years, I’ll be: In the BAU working as a criminal psychologist

Best thing about softball: The feeling you get when you make a great play or get a great hit

Worst thing about softball: It’s a very mental game

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Cucumbers

Favorite junk food: Mountain Dew slushies and Momma Norton’s cookies

Favorite school subject: English

Last DVD or video game I bought: The Outsiders

Person whose brain I’d like to pick: Ben Carson

Love to trade places for a day with: Lauren Chamberlain

When I’m bored, I like to: Write

Worst habit: Biting my nails

On your bedroom walls: Pictures of me and my friends

Talent I’d most like to have: The ability to dance. I love to dance, but I can’t.

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