Tunkhannock Area senior Kendra Schultz threw 17 strikeouts in the game against Berwick on Thursday, April 4. She kept the Bulldogs to two hits in the 10-0 shut out game. In recognition of herachievement, Schultz has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 18, Tunkhannock
Family: Dad William, mom Robin, sister Taylor (20)
Do you have any pets? Two cats, Simba and Scar, and a dog named Piper
Position: Pitcher, and anywhere coach needs me to go
What number do you wear and why? I wear number 11 because my cousin Michael Healy wore it when he played at Tunkhannock.
Three reasons why you compete: First, for my teammates, second to better myself, and third because I have fun when I am playing.
Off season club: I used to play for the TC Tremors, but this was my first year off of travelball.
Athletes you admire: Keilani Ricketts
Three people you’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: Mr. Kushke, Mr. Good, and Uncle Lance.
Who inspires you to be better? Honestly, my parents. They never have the mentality to yell or scream at me when I know I did something wrong, they just show me ways to better myself.
Favorite school subject: Speech and Debate with Mrs. Burke.
Favorite Movie: “Remember the Titans”
Favorite Social Media site: Instagram
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
What is the best place for post game food? Antonios
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Beyonce
What would be your team anthem? “Country Roads” by John Denver
Superstitions or rituals: As a team, we pray and say our “Psyche” chant before a game
When did you start playing softball competitively? Fifth grade
Favorite field to compete on and why? Our home field, because it is so nice, and I’m just more comfortable at home.
What is your favorite softball memory? When we won the semifinal game in my sophomore year to go to the State championship game.
What is your dream job? Speech Pathologist
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Colorado
Who are your closest teammates? Hailey Farr, Hope Jones, Faith Jones, and my cousin Emily Schultz
How would you describe Coach Hegedty in one word? Hothead
How would he describe you? Hothead
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “One for all and all for one”
What skill would you like to master? Singing on the right note
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Watch the “Ellen” show
Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert? Introvert
Random fun fact about you: I had mono in fifth grade
Post-graduation plans: To go to Penn State University- Main to study communication sciences and disorders.
Were you aware of how many strikeouts you had? As time went on, I tried to focus on just throwing strikes and I told myself that at the end of the game we can figure out the stats.
Your teammate and cousin is also a pitcher. Is this something that runs in the family? Well, my cousin Michael pitched, too. All of our parents pitched. I guess it is in our DNA, we just do what we know.