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Farmington's Hunsinger plays any softball position she can

By Star Tribune, 05/07/13, 7:16PM CDT


Toni Hunsinger

Senior Toni Hunsinger will play wherever she is needed this season for the Farmington softball team. Hunsinger has played the infield and outfield as well as pitcher and catcher for the Tigers.

Here is a closer look at Hunsinger:

The best movie I’ve seen in the last year? “Olympus Has Fallen.”

Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Positive; knowledgeable; competitive.

Three songs I never skip on my iPod are ... “Hell On An Angel” by Brantley Gilbert; “Dirt Road Anthem” by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford; “God Love Her” by Toby Keith.

What are your three favorite apps? iFunny; YouTube; fruitninja.

How did you get started playing softball? My parents signed me up for tee ball thinking I needed to make friends living in a new town.

At my first varsity practice, I felt ... welcomed. I played lacrosse my eighth and ninth grade years for school, but returned to softball in 10th grade and they were happy to have me back.

What did you work on most in the offseason? Hitting, fielding, catching, and different running situations.

What were your goals for the softball season prior to the start of the year? Make it back to the state tournament and succeed in my senior season.

What is your favorite meal before a game? Fruit, pretzels, and Gatorade. It’s not a heavy meal, and it gives me the right amount of energy I need.

To get focused for a game, I ... listen to music and look off into the distance, whether it’s out the window of the bus or at the cows at our home field.

What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete? The moment we were section champs and made it to state tournament last year.

Who is your school’s biggest rival, and why? Shakopee or Chanhassen. It’s always a great game.

How do you balance school and sports during the year? I get as much done at school as possible, then I go to my sport, then I go to work. Once I get home I don’t go to sleep until what I needed to do is done.

If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be? The big difference between high school and summer ball. All the little rules are just distracting and we shouldn’t have to worry about them.

When you have time off during vacation, what do you like to do? Hunt, fish, camp, wakeboard, and relax with friends.

Who is your favorite college or pro sports team and why? Minnesota Wild. Hockey is my favorite sport to watch, and we live in the state of hockey.

Do you have a secret talent — and if so, what is it? I’m really good at doing other people’s hair. Nobody expects it out of me.

In 10 years, I hope I’m ... out of college and working as a conservation officer or working in sports medicine.

What is the best sports advice you ever received? Take a little piece of information from each coach, put it all together, and be the best player you can be.


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