Athlete of the Week

Ashlee Thatcher

What is the greatest attribute you bring to the team?
I know the game like the back of my hand. I bring my 18 years of experience to help improve our team’s focus on the game. I also bring a sense of humor, which adds to my senior year being so memorable.What are some of your team and personal goals for the season?
It is not a surprise that we have a small team, but I would like to see our team work together as a cohesive group and play each game as if it were our last. My personal goal has always been to improve the quality of each of my at bats. I am not concerned with averages, but I would like to be more aggressive at the plate.

What has been your favorite memory as a Lawrence fastpitch player?
Our spring break trip to Arizona this year is my favorite memory of LU softball, because I have never laughed so hard. I loved every moment of the trip and the softball was fun too.

If you could do anything, what would you do and why?
My goal is to travel around the world, and I have a book that suggests 1,001 places to see. First stop: Italy.

If you could be any superhero, which superhero would it be and why?
I do not have a specific superhero in mind, but I would like to have the ability to fly.

Have you ever talked to your bat? What have you said or what would you say?
I subconsciously tell my bat to make solid contact every time.

Who is your personal role model?
My dad. He is just an amazing person and I admire his work ethic.