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Published: Thursday, 4/10/2008

Sidelines: Spotlight athlete - Lydia Eckel

Lydia Eckel Lydia Eckel

• School: Genoa

• Class: Senior

• Sport: Softball

• Notes: Fourth-year varsity player and third-year starter at third base for Comets, who went 27-2 and reached Division III state semifinals in 2006 and went 21-2 and won second straight SLL title last year; All-SLL first team last year when she hit .338 with 17 RBIs; started 10-for-17 (.529) hitting this year with 8 RBIs and hit seventh career home run; carries 3.0 grade-point average


• School subject: Anatomy

• Car: My Chevy S-10 pickup truck

• MySpace or Facebook: MySpace

• Store: PacSun

• Musical artist: Incubus

• Song: Rewind, by Pillar

• TV show: Family Guy

• Movie: A Walk toRemember

• Actor: Matt Damon

• Actress: Katie Holmes

• Magazine: Cosmopolitan

• Radio station: 97.3 FM

• Food: Sweet and sour chicken

• Beverage: Iced tea

• Fast food: Burger King

• Place to visit: Brazil (I d like to go there someday.)

• Sport: Softball

• Athlete: Barry Sanders

• Baseball team: Tigers

• NBA team: Lakers

• NFL team: Lions

• Pet peeve: People who smoke

• Person most admired: Shana Szypka, my former teammate

• Person you d like to meet: The Pope

• Pregame routine: I drink an AMP energy drink before every game

• Top sports moment:Making it to state semifinals my sophomore year

• Ohio State or Michigan? Ohio State

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