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Meet The Athlete: Blake Simon

Q: What grade are you in?

A: 12th.

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

A: Albert Lea, Albert Lea High School.

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Mindy Huisenga and Dustin Simon.

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: Baseball.

Q: What is your favorite part of baseball?

A: My favorite part about baseball is by far pitching because all of the pressure.

Q: What has baseball taught you?

A: Baseball has taught me to be confident in myself.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: My favorite sports memory is the time I traveled to Las Vegas to play baseball with the MN Blizzards on my birthday (Halloween).

Q: How did you get started in baseball?

A: I started playing baseball with the Albert Lea Knights baseball program.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: My father played high school baseball for Minnetonka and my mother played softball for Albert Lea High School.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: Honorable Mention for 2016 Big Nine Conference player of the year.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: My goal is to help my team on the road to state. No more second-place finishes this year.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Bryce Harper. He has the baseball swing I wish I had.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: My plan for college is to attend Arizona State University to major in architecture.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: Math.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: My favorite teacher is Andrew Vetek, who is my physics teacher.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Hanging out with my friends.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job is to be an architect.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: “The Flash.”

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I am extremely shy.