Lorence is preparing for the softball season after competing as a member of the dance team this winter. She is a shortstop and outfielder for the Metro East Conference school. Here is a closer look at Lorence:

 

Q Three words or phrases friends or teammates would use to describe you are …

A … athletic, goofy and dedicated.

 

Q Three songs you never skip on your iPod are …

A ... “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars; “Don’t It” by Billy Currington; and “Drunk In Love” by Beyoncé.

 

Q When did you get started in softball and dance?

A I started playing softball (T-ball) when I was 5 years old. I started dancing when I was 3 years old at Julianne’s Dance Center in South St. Paul.

 

Q To get focused for a game, you …

A ... like to jam out, and have dance parties with my teammates.

 

Q What is your favorite thing to eat before a game or meet?

A Oreos.

 

Q What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?

A Dancing at state on the Target Center floor for the last time my senior year.

 

Q How do you balance school and sports during the year?

A By making sure I do my homework early enough, and don’t put too many classes on my plate.

 

Q What is your favorite college or pro sports team?

A The Minnesota Twins. I love watching baseball, and going to their games is always fun.

 

Q In 10 years you hope you are ...

A ... a successful nurse.

 

Q What is the best sports advice you have ever received?

A Give it your all, even in practice, because how you practice determines how you will perform.

 

RON HAGGSTROM