Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sporty Saturday Spotlight

This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on Pennsylvania pitcher and 2009 Patriot News Player to Watch, Hanna Bennett. Hanna shares two amazing pics, her work ethic, the importance of heart, and much more. Check out her insightful interview below.

Name: Hannah Bennett

Age: 16

Fastpitch Softball

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

High School/Middle School/College: Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School



What’s your fave sport?

How many years have you been playing your fave sport?

8 years

What is your fave sporty moment or memory?

Making my high schools varsity team my freshman year.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?

That sometimes it’s not how good you are its how bad you and your teammates want it.

What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?

That you only become good if you work hard. You’re not going to get any better by just sitting around.

What have you learned about teamwork?

That everyone on your team has to want to be a team you can’t just have some people wanting to be a team and other people not wanting to be a team, because it won’t work if its like that.

How do you balance school and sports?

It’s definitely hard, but I have a weekly scheduler that my dad and I sit down with at the beginning of each week and plan out the days I have work, the days I have softball practice/pitching lessons and the day I have to go to the gym. So keeping a schedule has definitely helped me a lot, so I’m able to see it visually.

List some awards or accolades you’ve received.

Freshman Year:

Freshman Varsity Letter

Sophomore Year:

Patriot News Player to Watch

Patriot News Top 10 Pitcher

1st Team Mid-Penn Keystone Division All Star

Varsity Letter

Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?

Male- Aaron Rowand

Female- Cat Osterman

What’s the girliest thing you like to do?

I like to just chill at my pool with my friends and tan. I could seriously do that all day.

Thanks, Hanna! Fabulous advice - hard work is definitely uber important, along with teamwork and heart. Looks like you’re definitely a softball superstar on the rise. Congrats on your accomplishments and best of luck with your career.

Do you want to be spotlighted? Send an email to kerimikulski(at)gmail(dot)com.

Happy Saturday!


Shari said...

Loved the interview! Thanks, Hannah and Keri. :D

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Shari! :)

Stacy Nyikos said...

Neat interview. What a great idea to throw a spotlight on the kids out there working hard to make their dreams reality.

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow ... very cool! Great interview!

Keri Mikulski said...

They're amazing, Stacy! And fearless. :)

Thanks, Kelly!