Meet The Athlete: Blake Simon
Q: What grade are you in?
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?
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?
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.
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