Name: Ronette Claar
Athlete of the week achievement: Claar had 16 strikeouts in tossing a two-hitter in a 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Mount Union. She later had 12 strikeouts and had three hits, including a two-run homer run, in a 7-6 win over Mount Union. In between, she hit a double and combined on a two-hitter with Kelsey Ickes in the Lady Bulldogs' 4-0 win over Central.
Season update: Claar is 10-1 with a 1.07 ERA. She has given up 34 hits and 13 walks and has 126 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched.
Coach Mike Barbarini's quote: "She's one of the leaders on the team. When she's goes strong, we go strong. She had a great performance last week [in the 1-0 win against Mount Union]. She looked like a college pitcher throwing to high school batters."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Bozella
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Dirty Dancing"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Watagatapitusberry" by Pitbull
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, basketball
Favorite professional team: No preference
Favorite college team: Texas softball
Pro athlete most admired: Cat Osterman
Best athlete I ever played with: Christi Mauk
Best athlete I ever competed against: Chestnut Ridge's Stefanie McCoy
Most influential person on my athletic career: My family
Proudest athletic achievement: Last year making it to the final four in softball
How I got my start in softball: "My sister played, and I just picked it up.''
Future goal: Go to college and play softball