Quick Q&A: Rachel Thomas, Hastings softball

  • Article by: RON HAGGSTROM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 4, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Rachel Thomas of Hastings

Thomas has been the Raiders’ catcher for the past four years. She would like to conclude her prep career with one last trip to the Class 3A softball tournament in Mankato. Here is a closer look at Thomas:

 

The best movie I’ve seen in the last year? “Endless Love.”

 

Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Sarcastic, supportive, and a leader.

 

Three songs I never skip on my iPod are … “Animals” by Martin Garrix; “Cop Car” by Keith Urban, and “Red Lights” by Tiesto.

 

How did you get started playing softball? I was asked to play on a under-10 traveling softball team because they didn’t have enough players, and have stuck with it ever since.

 

At my first varsity practice, I felt … very nervous, but excited. I thought that if I made any mistakes the seniors would get mad at me, but thankfully that didn’t happen.

 

To get focused for a game, I … watch inspirational videos on the bus with my teammate Autumn Kusske-Anderson.

 

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete? Being the starting catcher as a freshman, and winning the state championship that year.

 

What is the best sports advice you ever received? Nobody said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.

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