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Get to know: Lyle-Pacelli senior Zoe Achenbach

Zoe Achenbach is a Lyle-Pacelli senior.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: Volleyball and softball.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: When the softball team had a potluck at a player’s house and we went to return some chairs we borrowed from her neighbor and for fun, we decided to sing Christmas songs like we were carolers.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A:  I’ve learned to never quit. There’s been many times I’ve wanted to throw in the rag but looked the other way. I’m very glad I worked through my difficulties and became the player I am today. 

Q: What is the hardest part about sports?

A: For me, the hardest part about sports is seeing teammates give up.

Zoe Achenbach. Photo provided

Q: How do you keep your focus when competing?

A: To keep my focus when competing I don’t dwell on plays that could’ve been done differently or better. I play out exactly what ill do in my head, so I’m prepared in real-time. I don’t let others affect my mindset and I stay confident. 

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Haley Cruse, a softball player from the University of Oregon.

Q: If you could have a conversation with anyone in history, who would it be?

A: I would talk to Heath Ledger because he is my top favorite actor of all time. 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Radiologist.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Macaroni and cheese.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: I will be attending Riverland Community College studying to be a radiographic technician. 

Q: How are you staying connected with teammates and friends?

A: Snapchat and facetime.

Q: How do you feel about missing out on portions of your senior year?

A: ‘m not sure how I feel yet. As of right now, I’m in denial. It’s very hard to believe that I’m not going to get to have a full senior year. I don’t want to see my senior year taken away, even though its happening right before my eyes. I’m not ready to let go. 

Q: How are you passing the time on break?

A: I’m doing online school, jobs around the house. I’m trying to get ready for graduation hoping it still happens. I’ll go out and play catch and hit when I can. I just started a 1,000 piece puzzle to keep me occupied.