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LAUREN DAVIDSON – JUNIOR – DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC
Sports Played: Basketball and softball
Parents Names: Jim and Jana Davidson
Siblings: I have one sister – Lily Davidson. She is going into 8th grade at St. Francis School in Clearfield. She also plays softball.
Social Media Handles: @_lauren_davidson_ (Instagram), Lauren Davidson (Facebook), laurendavi400 (Snapchat)
2021-22 Highlights: 1. My first two years of high school at DCC has been filled with a lot of milestones and memories including earning back-to-back District 9 Class A softball titles (2021 and 2022), making it to the PIAA State Championship Class A Game, and being named to the PA High School Softball Coaches Association and Tri-County Weekend/Courier Express All-Star second teams in 2022. I finished the season with a .424 batting average. In 2021 and 2022, I was selected to play in the Youth Softball All-America Games in Myrtle Beach, SC with players from across the country. Finally, this year it was exciting to see our DCC basketball team earn its first state tournament berth since 2004.
College Athletics plan if applicable: Yes, I would love to continue my softball career beyond high school and play in college.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: 1. I started playing t-ball at age five, then moved onto 8U Little League softball, and then joined a 12U travel softball team at age 11. I fell in love with the game of softball early on and played pretty much every position along the way. Additionally, I also participated in basketball and swimming throughout elementary and junior high school.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: Having a positive mindset and good mental game. Being able to shake off errors, learn and grow from losses, motivate your teammates, and never lose sight of why you love the game.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Trying new experiences and visiting new places with family and friends, like amusement parks, haunted houses, snow/water tubing, and going to the beach.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Nicole “Sis” Bates of the U.S. National softball team and University of Washington alum. I would ask her what she enjoys most about the game and what she does to maintain a positive mindset.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: Softball is my favorite sport. If I had to change something about the game, it would be not allowing a batter to be intentionally walked without having to be pitched to or removing the rule which calls a foul tip an out when it is caught if the batter has two strikes on them.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Pretty much any type of fresh fruit or a cheesesteak.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Probably the beach or to a tropical island somewhere. There are many places I hope to eventually visit and travel to. As a family, we have gone to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina annually since I was born.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: My future career aspirations are to go into the medical field and possibly become a Nurse Anesthetist.