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Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Connor Lasch, Loyola Academy baseball

Connor Lasch is a senior catcher and first baseman for the Ramblers. He will play college baseball for Concordia University-Wisconsin next year.

1. Do you have any pregame or pre-at-bat rituals?

Before the game, my team and I always say the prayer of generosity together, which is a Jesuit prayer. I have the same routine (before an at-bat). I tap the bat on the far end of the plate, and then theclose end of the plate, tap my helmet and tug on my pant leg and I’m good to go.

2. Why is Concordia right for you?

Coach (Eddy) Morgan has been there for quite a while and my first time there I had a great sit-down conversation with him and realized this was a coach I definitely want to play for at the college level. It’s a beautiful campus and not too far. I didn’t want to go too far. I met some of the players there and they were very welcoming. It’s a great culture they have there.

3. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

Probably weightlifting with friends. It’s a daily thing. I have to do for baseball, but I also really enjoy it. If I didn’t play sports, I’d still be weightlifting.

4. If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I’d probably go with golf. I play every once in a while. I’m not goo good but I enjoy it when I do get out there.

5. What is your dream job?

Maybe be a (chief financial officer) of a big company. I’m going into finance so being at top of ladder would be really cool. Hopefully one day I’ll be there.

6. What is your favorite television show right now?

“Survivor” is a pretty good one. I’ve watched all the seasons of that.

7. If you’re in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

Probably an Arizona ice tea, watermelon flavor, and sour cream and cheddar Ruffles chips.

8. Who is your favorite athlete?

I’d probably go with Tom Brady (NFL QB — retired), because of how resilient he is and how many championships he’s won.

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

Maybe that I have a younger sister (Grace); she is 14 now. They say I just come off like an only child, but I have an older brother (Zach) too.

10. What does this team hope to accomplish this season?

Definitely to be really competitive in the (Chicago Catholic League) Blue. Obviously that’s easier said that done. And then of course make a run in the playoffs. We need some arms to step up out of the bullpen and our starters to give us some length. We’re doing a pretty good job of putting ball in play; that’s something to keep feeding off.

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