March 28th, 2013

20 Questions with Lillie Nitzken

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Lillie Nitzken
Lillie is on the right / photo submitted by Nitzken

Each week, will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses.

  • Name: Lillie Nitzken
  • Age: 17
  • Current school: Assumption High School
  • Current Sports playing: Field Hockey and Softball
  • Parish/grade school attended: Our Lady of Lourdes
  • High school GPA: 3.9
  • Colleges considering or attending: Still deciding.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Winning the World Series in softball and winning City Championships in grade school. 

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game?

Peanut Butter Cliff Bar.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song?

Any country song.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why?

Kerri Walsh-Jennings, because she is still playing volleyball in the Olympics after having kids and I think it’s amazing how she travels the world, but also being a mother at the same time, which I’m sure is very hard.

5. What is your favorite movie quote?

“You all get out there and never let them forget, the night they played the Titians.” –Coach Boone Remember the Titans

“Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game”- A Cinderella Story

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?

My faith impacts my approach to sports because I know God will always be there and whatever happens that day, I know it happened for a reason because God wants what’s best for everyone.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character?

Pooh Bear.

8. All time favorite board game?


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app?

iPhone: Twitter, Instagram and Wanelo.

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant?

Pat’s Steakhouse.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show?

The Bachelor.

12. What is your greatest fear?

Choosing the wrong sport to play in college.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?

Outgoing and competitive.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food?

Kettle Cooked Chips.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why?

Anytime at night because I get to sit around and watch TV.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

Lil- I got called that when I was little, so everyone calls me it now.

Lilliebean- my family only calls me this.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?

Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vacation Bible School during the summer.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess?

I don’t have a hidden talent,.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why?

Forward, so I could see where I end up going to college and what sport I end up playing.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask?

Any athlete. I would ask them if they had to do it all over again, would they choose the exact same path that they are taking right now, or would they choose to do something else with their life.


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