Hatsell and Panthers Looking for More Hardware in 2017

Ericka Hatsell #12

LF  Sr. 2017

What is your biggest accomplishment and why?

My biggest accomplishment was my sophomore year when my softball team made it to the quarter finals at the state championship.

Who are some contributors to your success?

My parents have done anything and everything to allow me to be successful. Obviously, if it weren’t for God, I wouldn’t have ever had this opportunity. Lastly, all of my coaches from my younger years have taught me many things from dropping my elbow when I hit to having a better attitude on the field.

What goals did you wish to accomplish with your team this season?

Make it to state finals

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?

My team because they will push you to be the best player you can be.

What's the toughest thing you had to overcome in order to reach your goals?

Well I learned that I wasn’t the fastest person ever, but with long, hard workouts, I overcame that problem.

What would you tell a younger athlete that looked up to you?

No matter what, don’t let anyone bring you down. When nobody else has the guts to be a leader, take a chance, step up and use your voice.

What was your game day ritual?

Before games, we would stop at a gas station no matter how far away the game was. But the most important thing was even if we were running late, we had to pray right before we hit the field.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” - George Halas