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Q-and-A with Jenna Lenza, Andrew softball

JennLenzAndrew. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

Jenna Lenza, of Andrew. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: June 15, 2013 6:16AM



Lenza, 18, of Orland Hills, is in her third season as a member of the Thunderbolts varsity. She will attend Grand Valley State.

What does it mean to be a T-bolt?

It means a lot. I love Andrew so much. It’s such a great school, with great tradition to live up to.

What about softball attracted you so much?

I just like the game. I like the team sport. I like being together.

Is there an Andrew player from the past who has inspired you?

Brooke Hofer. I played with Brooke since fifth grade, and I think she’s such a great team player, leader and person. I’ve always wanted to follow in her footsteps.

Would you rather play when it’s 90 or 40?

I’d definitely rather play when it’s 90. The cold just tenses you up and you’re not as loose.

What other sport do you wish you were skilled at?

Gymnastics. I love watching college and Olympic gymnastics on TV. I’ve never tried it (laughing), but I know I’m not flexible like that.

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

Erica Nagel (of Marist). She’s on my travel team, and I wish she was on our team. She’s always positive.

What will be your lasting memory of coach (Jim) Holba?

That he always knows what’s going on. He’ll always call us out on things we had no idea he knew about.

Your dream celebrity prom date?

Josh Duhamel, Fergie’s husband.

What’s your favorite zoo animal?

Definitely the zebras. Those or giraffes.

What does your mirror reflect back to you?

A hard worker who always tries her best and is the best teammate she can possibly be.

As told to Tony Baranek



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