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Q-and-A with Candice Koch, Sandburg softball

Candice Koch Sandburg. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Candice Koch, of Sandburg. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: June 1, 2013 6:23AM



Koch, 18, of Orland Park, is in her third season as an Eagles shortstop. She will attend St. Peter’s.

What does it mean to be an Eagle?

It means being part of a family. You can count on everyone to have your back at all times.

Why softball?

My sister (Brittany) played and I’d go to her games when I was 5. I remember in between games playing catch with my dad.

What opponent gets you the most pumped up to play?

Probably Lockport. We always wear our jerseys that day at school; we don’t do that for every game.

Give me a crazy softball memory.

We were in a big Oklahoma tournament on the NCAA College World Series field, and we played eight games in a row. I don’t think I could move at the end of that day.

What opposing player would you love to have as a teammate?

Alyssa Gunther, of Tinley Park. I’ve played with her (in club) since I was 9.

Does a teammate have a hidden talent we need to know about?

Sarah Herold is a good singer. She sings “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” really well.

Your dream celebrity prom date?

George Clooney. He’s just really good looking.

How long does it take you to get ready for school?

Thirty minutes on a good day. If I’m really tired, 45.

What’s in your lunch bag most of the time?

A salad, cottage cheese and usually fruit. My mom packs my lunch.

What do you do for fun at practice?

When we listen to music, I always air guitar when I’m waiting to hit.

Where do you see yourself in 10 year?

Hopefully, I’ll have a steady job being a dietician.

As told to Tony Baranek



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