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Jordan's Makayla Lambrecht turns to grandma for slugging advice

By Star Tribune, 04/09/13, 7:45PM CDT


Senior center fielder Makayla Lambrecht is looking forward to her final season as a member of the Jordan softball team.

Makayla Lambrecht of Jordan

Senior center fielder Makayla Lambrecht is looking forward to her final season as a member of the Jordan softball team.

Lambrecht is one of nine seniors returning from last year’s squad for first-year coach Mary Bright. She served as an assistant coach last season.

The Jaguars have won six games each of the past two seasons. They went 6-11 in 2012.

Lambrecht will be counted on to ignite the Jaguar offensive attack. She is expected to be their leadoff hitter.

Lambrecht was also a guard on the girls’ basketball team this past winter. The Jaguars posted an overall record of 20-5 on the basketball court.

Here is a look at Lambrecht:

The best movie I’ve seen in the past year: “Safe Haven.”

Three songs I never skip on my iPod are ... “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band; “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw; “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood.

What are your three favorite apps? Twitter; Instagram; Facebook.

Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why? “Tweet Like A Girl” because the tweets are so relatable.

Three words or phrases my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Trustworthy; blissful; humorous.

How did you get started playing basketball and softball? I played them when I was little all the time with my family and friends, and they just stuck.

At my first varsity practice, I felt ... nervous.

What were your goals as an athlete entering the 2012-13 school year? To have a good, positive experience, and to have fun.

To get focused for a game, I ... get together with my team and we have kind of a pep talk.

What is your favorite pregame meal? Subway.

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete? In softball, when we were down by three runs and Lexie Erickson [also a senior on this year’s squad] hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to win a game against Belle Plaine [6-5 in 2011].

Who is your school’s biggest rival, and why? Probably Belle Plaine or Norwood-Young America. We all usually have pretty good sports teams, which makes good competition. Also, Belle Plaine is our neighboring town so we have always been rivals.

How do you balance school and sports during the year? Sometimes staying up late, but it’s all worth it.

When you have time off during vacation, what do you like to do? Hang out with my friends.

Who is your favorite college or pro sports team and why? The Minnesota Twins.

In 10 years, I hope I’m ... at least married and hopefully having at least one kid.

What is the best sports advice you ever received? My Grandma Joan texted me when I wasn’t shooting well in basketball and said, “It’s just a slump, like batters in baseball, there’s always next game, just do your best, it’ll happen.”


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