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Q & A: Brooke Degerness

By NDSAS, 02/06/20, 8:00AM CST


Brooke is a pitcher and outfielder for the Northern Cass Jaguars.

Brooke Degerness | SR | Northern Cass

High School: Northern Cass
Positions: P/OF
Jersey Number: 2

What do you like the most about the game of softball?
What I like most about softball is that it is a great way for me to be with my friends and be connected to my school.

What do you think is your greatest strength in the sport of softball?
I would say my greatest strength is that I am able to be a great leader to my teammates and pushing all of us to be our best selves.

Any favorite moment you used your defense or pitching to help your team win?
My favorite moment would have to be when I threw the first no hitter in Northern Cass Softball history as a freshman.

Who is your softball role model?
I would have to say that my softball role model is Paige Verwest, a Northern Cass alumni.

What do you like the most about your head coach?
My favorite thing about our head coach is his ability to keep us calm in really tough situations and does not make us doubt ourselves or abilities.

What is your favorite high school softball moment or game so far?
My favorite game would have to be when we were playing Hillsboro in the state qualifying game. We were in the final outs of the game and the energy was super high on the field. I will for sure never forget our excitement as we won and realized that we were going to state for the first time in our program's history.

Are there any teams you look forward to playing next year? If so, why?
I look forward to playing every team we face because no matter who they are they each bring a new set of challenges we have to face as a team.

What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
We lost a good amount of seniors so I am expecting lots of team building and working together as a team and finding each other’s strengths.

Do you have a favorite pre-game or post-game meal?
I do not because I get too nervous to eat, but I do love snacking on Twizzlers during the game

Do you have any softball superstitions?
I have to have the same type of braid in my hair put in before every game.

What is or would be your walk up song?
I don't have one but if I did it would definitely be Cyclone by Baby Bash. 

Who is the funniest teammate you have?
My funniest teammate would definitely be Allie Slinger. 

What is the coolest thing about your town?
My town in super small so there isn't anything super snazzy about it but Governor Doug Burgam used to live there so that is pretty cool.