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Spring Sports Profile: Elizabeth Koch, Franklin softball

06/09/2020, 2:45pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Elizabeth Koch

School: Franklin High School

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher 

Softball Awards/Accomplishments: Entered senior year as a three-year varsity performer for coach Jenny Rechlicz and the Sabers... second-team all-Southeast and all-suburban honorable mention all-area as a freshman... honorable mention all-conference and honorable mention all-area as a sophomore... named first-team WFSCA all-state, first-team WFSCA all-district, first-team all-SEC and conference player of the year as a junior.. posted a 1.13 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched as a junior... committed to NCAA Division III Trine University... 

How has not being able to play this spring impacted you? "Not being able to play this spring has impacted me in many ways. It’s really hard not to be able to play one more seasons with my friends. It is also sad not to be able to show what we could have accomplished this year and to show what Franklin is made of." 
What do you miss about not being able to play this spring? "I miss the competitive aspect and not being able to play with my friends that I have been playing with all my life. I also miss not being able to take the conference title this season." 
What have you done to stay active? "I started running three days a week and pitching two days a week." 
Most Memorable Moment from spring sports? "The most memorable moment from spring sports was winning 'pitcher of the year' my junior season." 
Other Sports Played: "I used to play soccer." 
Favorite Professional Athlete: Aaron Rodgers 
Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers 
Favorite College Team: Alabama
Favorite Sports Movie: The Perfect Game
Favorite Opponent: Oak Creek 
Favorite Website: YouTube 
College Plans: "I will be attending Trine University in Angola, Indiana and I will be majoring in Education and Biology. I will also be playing softball for Trine." 

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