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Q & A: Janie Savelkoul

By NDSAS, 03/02/20, 8:00AM CST


Janie is a pitcher, catcher and shortstop for MLS.

Janie Savelkoul | SR | Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood

High School: Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood High School
Positions: P/C/SS
Jersey Number: 2

What do you like the most about the game of softball?
The competitiveness and all the teammates that turn into best friends. 

What do you think is your greatest strength in the sport of softball?
I think my greatest strength is the ability to focus on the game and keep teammates positive. 

Any favorite moment you used your bat to help your team win?
My out-of-the-park home run last year the first time we played Bishop Ryan.  It helped us secure the win and is the best I’ve ever felt as a ball came off my bat. 

What do you like the most about your head coach?
He corrects mistakes, keeps us focused, and hypes up for the game.

Who is your softball role model?
Haley Cruse. Her energy and attitude is amazing.

What are your expectations for the upcoming season? 
I expect to be better as a team than we were last year and make a run for state.

Are there any teams you look forward to playing next year? If so, why?
I look forward to every game but especially tournament time because anything can happen.

Do you play on any summer and/or travel teams? If so, which one(s)?
Yes, Minot Storm. 

Do you have a favorite pre-game or post-game meal?
Trail mix.

Do you have any softball superstitions?
Never step on the chalk line.

Who is the funniest teammate you have?
Katie Zimmer. The energy she has is contagious.