Meet the Athlete: Lexus Saltou
Senior plays tennis and softball for Albert Lea varsity
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I’m in 12th grade.
Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: I live in Albert Lea and attend Albert Lea High School.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: Dad, Jason; mom, Dayna; sister, Mercedes.
Q: Which sports do you play?
A: I play tennis and softball.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sports?
A: The memories you make with team bonding is my favorite part about playing sports.
Q: What has playing sports taught you?
A: Being part of a sports team has taught me to accept criticism.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: My favorite sport memory is playing laser tag after competing at Big Nine for tennis.
Q: How did you get started in your sport?
A: My parents encouraged me to play sports, so I played the same sports as my sister.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: In high school my dad played football, and my sister played tennis, softball and track.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: In softball I’ve gotten Best Defense and MVP awards. In tennis last year I won at individuals.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: My goals are to always improve and make myself better.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: My favorite athlete is Serena Williams, because she holds the most major titles in tennis.
Q: What are your college plans? Major?
A: My plan is to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato. I want to major in bio-med.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: History is probably my favorite school subject.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Mr. James Haney has a way of making learning fun; I enjoy being in his class.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies are swimming and snowmobiling.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I would like to be a podiatrist in my future.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: I enjoy watching “The Fosters.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I like to workout and I can max out the leg press machine at 505 pounds.
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