Tara Kantura is a junior at Lakewood High School. She is one of the featured athletes for the week. Here are some questions the athlete was asked.
Q: How many sports have you played, how long have you played them?
A: ” I’ve played 3 sports, softball, volleyball, and soccer. I’ve played volleyball for 5 years, soccer for 5 years and softball 8 years and still playing this year.”
Q: Out of those sports, which is your favorite?
A: I don’t have a specific favorite sport, but if I had to pick one sport to play it would definitely be softball. It’s a sport played throughout my family that we all share a love for.”
Q: What inspired you to play the sport?
A: “My dad. He inspired me to play softball because of him coaching my sister when I was younger. He’s my biggest fan and had always been there to cheer me on. ”
Q: Do you plan on continuing though college?
A: “I haven’t decided that yet, only because I would have to juggle a sport and lots of studying going into pre-med.
Q: Do you think you’ll try a new sport?
A: “I don’t. I would rather keep getting better and be the best softball player than start all over.”
Q: Who’s your favorite athlete?
A: “My favorite athlete is Francisco Lindor. The shortstop for the Indians. He’s my favorite because he tried his hardest every game and his amount of confidence is what I strive for. ”
Q: Do you have a favorite sport that you don’t play?
A: “My favorite sport to watch is hockey. It’s fast paced and I love watching the players getting thrown into the walls. It keeps my interest and every game is different.”