Two-sport freshman Shelby Dziak is making her mark this year for the Roaring Lions. The Eighty Four native is leading the softball team in batting, hitting .343 with a .432 on-base percentage. The kinesiology major, also a talented golfer, has settled into her role as the starting catcher and lead-off batter for the Roaring Lions, leading the team in at-bats, plate appearances, batting average, walks and runs scored. Dziak recently went 8-for-17 over a three-day stretch in which Fayette hosted three conference doubleheaders, helping the Roaring Lions to a 4-2 record last weekend. Dziak is the daughter of Jamie and Charlie Dziak.
Hometown: Eighty Four, Pa.
High School: Bentworth
Major: Kinesiology (Phys. Ed. option)
Favorite Food: Crab legs
Favorite Movie: "I don't have a favorite!"
Favorite TV Show: The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Last Book She Read: The Red Badge of Courage
Why Kines, You Ask?: "It relates to my personality and I want a job that I can enjoy."
Pets: 2 dogs, Angel and Duke; London, a cat
In Her Spare Time You Can Find Her: "On the golf course or in a restaurant."
Favorite Sports Memory: "When I was catching my pony year and the batter hit a high fly into the outfield when a wind storm came and brought the ball all the way back to the backstop where I caught it while everyone else was closing their eyes because of the dust!"
Interesting Fact: "I am a 1st degree Black Belt."
What Her Coach Says About Her: "Shelby is a freshman who has brought stability behind the plate and a quiet confidence to the team this year." -Head coach Bethany Novotny