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    Getting to Know: Hanna Sommer
    Freshman Hanna Sommer
    Freshman Hanna Sommer

    Jan. 10, 2013

    NC State's 2013 softball season begins on Feb. 8 at the Florida International Panther Invitational in Miami, with a new excitement as the fast-pitch program enters its 10th season under first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik.

    The squad returns three seniors - Caitlin Dent, Katie Mansilla and Bethaney Wells - as well as 2012 ACC Rookie of the Year Renada Davis, who set a school record last season with a batting average and on-base percentage.

    Over the next five weeks, get to know the 14 players on this year's roster, beginning with the three newcomers, freshmen Chelsea Stanfield, Hanna Sommer and Lana Van Dyken.

    Sommer was a four-year starter at Tustin High School. She hit better than .500 in each of her four seasons at Tustin, with a .643 batting average, five home runs and 24 RBIs as a senior. She was ESPN's No. 37 ranked recruit in the nation and the No. 2 overall first baseman.

    Hanna Sommer
    Tustin, Calif.
    Tustin High School
    Bats right, throws right
    Position: First Base
    Major: First Year College                                                                                       



    Favorite movie: "A League of Their Own"
    Favorite magazine: People
    Favorite song/band: I have too many to mention
    Favorite class/subject: Sciences
    Favorite flavor of ice cream: vanilla
    Career ambition: CIA agent
    What did you do between the end of fall practice and the start of the spring semester to improve your game? Worked out, hit and threw
    What is your favorite training/practice activity? Hitting
    What is your least favorite training/practice activity? Running
    When did you first start playing softball, and did you play other sports before it? When I was 5 I started T-ball and then I played softball.
    All sports you played in high school: Softball and Volleyball

    iphone or Droid? iphone
    Song/artist most played on your MP3 player: Odd Future
    Song/artist on your iPod that you are embarrassed to admit that you listen to: nothing
    The TV channel or show you most watch: College football
    TV show you are embarrassed to admit that you watch: none
    ESPN/MTV/Food Network (which are you more likely to watch):ESPN
    Favorite accessory in your wardrobe: My boots
    Give your dress style a nickname/explain: Comfy, something that's comfy
    Something that you cannot live without: My phone

    YOU & YOUR TEAMMATES (Feel free to vote for yourself)
    Favorite "home-cooked" meal: Corned beef and cabbage
    Favorite (non-athletics) activity with your teammates: Playing Cranium

    Siblings: Brother, Dillon Sommer
    What/how many pets did you have growing up: 3 dogs, 2 cats, a bird, a snake, a lizard and some fish (all at different times)
    What's the thing you miss most about home (besides family): My friends and home cooked meals

    Sports idol as a child: Crystal Bustos
    Most famous athlete you have ever met: Crystal Bustos, Lovianne Jung and Amanda Freed
    Favorite teams (any sport): USC football and the Steelers
    Proudest moment: Committing to NC State


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