Q-and-A with Carly Jaworski, Lemont softball
May 6, 2013 7:02PM
Carly Jaworski, of Lemont. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 8, 2013 6:29AM
Carly Jaworski is a senior pitcher and infielder for Lemont softball.
Entering the week she was hitting .418 with two homers, 20 runs and 23 RBI.
On the mound she was 5-4, with a 1.87 ERA and 70 strikeouts.
She has committed to Lewis.
Goals for the rest of the season?
Basically, making it further in the playoffs than we did last year (regional finals), and making it to state. That’s the big goal. As a senior, that’s what you always want to do ending your high school career.
What did you like about Lewis?
I’m going there as a shortstop but might pitch, too. It’s kind of wishy-washy at this point. The coaches are really good, and school-wise, I’m a student who needs a smaller classroom. That’s what Lewis offers. It’s a good community, and they help kids.
Rather pitch or bat?
All of it. I like doing what I do. You fail more than you succeed, and by succeeding at what you do, it makes you a happy person.
Lemont is in the state championship. Who do you want to face?
Oak Forest, definitely. That’s a good rival, and there’s some tension in between the two teams, too. Maybe Lincoln-Way West, too. They’re a really good team.
What’s your best softball moment?
My sophomore year we were playing at the Stone City Jamboree, and I had three home runs. I went back to back to back. That was a really good game, and it was where (Lewis coach George DiMatteo) first spotted me.
Who’s your celebrity prom date?
I don’t want to say Channing Tatum, because a lot of people say him. Luke Bryan because I’m more of a country girl.
What’s your favorite movie?
I’m not sure because I watch a lot of movies. I have a lot of favorite movies.
You’re on a deserted island and can never run out of one food. What do you pick?
I love Italian food, and my favorite restaurant is Tazza’s in Homer Glen, or Carrabba’s.
You can travel anywhere in the world. Where do you pick?
Paris. I’ve never been out of the country. My dad is more of the “explore your own country first” mentality, then explore other countries. That’s how we do it in our family.
What will you remember about Lemont?
Over the years, I’ve grown up, succeeded and really gotten better. I thank my coaches, family and friends for supporting me through the years I’ve been playing softball. Softball has really worked out for me, including playing in the future.
As told to Tim O’Brien