Lindsey Gray, Northeast, softball

Q&A --

March 28, 2007|By PAT O'MALLEY | PAT O'MALLEY,Sun Reporter

When Lindsey Gray graduates from Northeast this spring, she will have earned 12 varsity letters, having played soccer, basketball and softball. A middle infielder and leadoff batter at the Pasadena school, Gray hit .343 with 13 RBIs and 12 stolen bases, and committed only one error in 22 games last season. She was named All-County and second-team All-Metro as a second baseman. Coach Marianne Schulz praised Gray for being a student of the game and a leader.

What do you think earning 12 varsity letters says about you?

It shows that I'm dedicated and take a lot of time for sports. And it shows that when you put your mind to something that you can do anything. But my other three older sisters, Ashley, Erin and Michele, also played three sports for years at Northeast.

Has softball always been your favorite sport?

Yes. It's the sport I really look forward to playing every year. I've been playing since I was little and tagged along with my sisters. But this year's soccer team I will never forget. We had an 0-13 season my freshman year, but this year we had a winning record with five ties (5-4-5). It was great.

How are you doing academically, and what will you pursue as a major once you decide on a college?

I'm ranked seventh in my senior class, have a 4.22 grade-point average and got a 1,790 on my SAT. I want to get into nursing. I'm ready to do that and want to help people like my cousin and aunt. My sister Michele teaches health at Northeast.

What do you do when you are not playing sports?

I'm always on the go, so I like to rest when I'm not playing. I do belong to the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and I'm VP of the National Honor Society.

It's been a great experience for me. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. And I have to credit Coach Schulz for putting her confidence in me. She has really helped me to keep positive and I've been a team captain for two years. That's the confidence she has in me."

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