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Guaranty Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week: Reagan Richardson

Athlete of the WeekGreg Higgins
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She's no stranger at North Lamar. As a matter of fact, ever since she burst onto the scene two years ago, Reagan Richardson has been turning heads with her play on the softball field.

Reagan has been a leader on this team and its evident why. During the regular season this year, Reagan was second on the team in batting average, second in RBI and tied for second in homeruns.

Most people, though, don't associate Reagan with her bat. It's the pitching that has got the recognition. And rightfully so. This year, in 19 games played she struck out 131 batters and only allowed 17 earned runs. Reagan also boasts an impressive 1.445 ERA.

According to Reagan, though, it's not about her pitching and its about the team behind her.

"We have one of the best defense's in the district and I think we will soon prove have one of the best in the state. My teammates work their tales off on defense and I'm nothing without them. Any credit the pitcher gets is because of the great defense that plays behind her."

A year ago, the Pantherettes were one win away from walking away state champions. Reagan says the team this year has "one goal and is willing to do whatever it takes to get back to Austin." So far, Reagan and her teammates have taken care of Rains and Henderson in a couple of one-game series.

"I'm confident in my coaches and teammates. I'm confident in the way we are playing right now."

That confidence will have to continue as the Pantherettes hope to march back to Austin. This week is Rusk, and after that, who knows. For now, though, Reagan and her teammates are enjoying the ride. Here's a little more about Reagan.

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

Favorite Restaurant: El Chico

Favorite Song: Cha Cha by D.R.A.M

Favorite Singer: George Strait

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite TV Show: Any crime investigation show

Favorite Movie: Sully

Favorite Book: The Outsiders

Favorite Subject: Algebra

If you could go one place on earth, where would it be? I would without a doubt go to Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be? I would go to dinner with my Papaw, he passed away when I was young.

If you could go back and witness one event live and in person, what would it be. I would go back to when Sullenberger landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009.

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