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Senior Spotlight — Erika Walzer

LHS senior Erika Walzer says softball coach Fred Bell has always helped her become a better athlete and person. The person with the greatest influence on her life is “My mommy; she’s my best friend,” she said.
LHS senior Erika Walzer says softball coach Fred Bell has always helped her become a better athlete and person. The person with the greatest influence on her life is “My mommy; she’s my best friend,” she said.

Name: Erika Walzer

School: LaMoille High School.

Date/place of birth: July 31, 1994 in Peru.

Hometown: Mendota.

Family: Eric, Tasha, Tobi, and Hunter Walzer.

Sports: Volleyball and softball.

Favorite sport and why: Volleyball, because I love being part of a team and being able to excel individually.

Favorite food and where to get it: Jimmy John’s

Likes: Cartoons, sea turtles, the color yellow, and reading.

Dislikes: Mac and Cheese is the worst food on the planet. Clowns and Centipedes freak me out.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: Fred Bell, my softball coach. He has always helped me become a better athlete and person.

Person with the greatest influence on my life: My mommy; she’s my best friend.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: “How to Survive on a Deserted Island” Survival Book and a palate of duck tape.

The CD in my player at home/car is: Rise Against.

People would be surprised to know that: I am an excellent liar.

I stay home to watch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Adventure Time.

When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to music.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Christian Kleckner; he is always making me laugh.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Only nice things I’m sure…

Most embarrassing moment: Tripping over a ladder and falling on my face at the Lady Lion Invite my freshmen year on the varsity volleyball team.

Most unforgettable moment: When the ball bounced up into chest protector and I could not find it during a home softball game.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Play volleyball with Misty May, but I’ve already done that.

What I would like to do in life: Become a physician’s assistant and specialize in cardiology.

Three words that best describe me: stubborn, organized, and ambitious.

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