Athlete Spotlight: Aubrey Larner
By Julie Newell
The Lookout Sports Editor Julie Newell recently interviewed LCC softball outfielder Aubrey Larner. The sophomore is studying business and accounting at Lansing Community College.
How long have you been playing softball?
“I’ve been playing since the minute I could pick up a ball.”
What made you start playing softball?
“Honestly, it was so long ago I don’t remember, but I’m sure my parents had an influence over it.”
Who inspires you as an athlete?
“(Detroit Tiger) Miguel Cabrera and the fun he has with the game. Sports are supposed to be fun and it inspires me to keep the game of softball fun.”
How does being an athlete make you a better person?
“Being an athlete has shaped me into a leader. The biggest way it has helped me to be a better person is the mental toughness it (has) taught me.”
What struggles do you face as a college athlete?
“In the beginning I struggled with time management, but I have adapted and found my way.”
What is the best part about playing softball?
“The people and forever friends it has brought into my life.”
”Do you have any embarrassing moments in your softball career?
“Last year, while warming up in the outfield for a big league game, I tripped face first over my shoelaces. Hands down, the most embarrassing moment.”
How has the season being cancelled due to COVID-19 affected you?
“Originally, I had planned on attending CMU next year. (This year) was supposed to be my last season of softball ever. I decided I wasn’t ready to give up ball. So, I’m returning (to LCC) for another year to finish what we started last year.”
What are your plans after LCC?
“With everything going on and all of the uncertainty, I’m not completely sure. I know that I will go somewhere to get my bachelor’s degree in legal studies.”