Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Alyssa Henrickson – Green Bay Southwest bowling, softball
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Alyssa Henrickson
Sports: Bowling, softball
Parents: Claudia and David Henrickson
Alyssa Henrickson is a senior at Green Bay Southwest High School on the softball and bowling teams.
She was named honorable mention as a sophomore infielder for the Trojans.
Henrickson said she’d love to visit Chicago, Fort Myers and New York City to see the numerous landmarks.
What are your softball goals for the 2021 season?
“I want to accomplish first-team all-conference and win at least one playoff game.”
Who’s your toughest softball opponent?
“Ashwaubenon or the Stix tournament team.”
What’s your most embarrassing bowling moment?
“It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes at a big tournament, I bowl on the wrong lane and people stare or laugh.”
Your dad has been a big influence on your bowling.
“My whole life, my dad has coached me and inspired me to be the best and not get angry.”
What’s the hardest part about softball?
“Batting because you need to believe in yourself and have confidence.”
What are your college aspirations?
“To bowl at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and possibly play softball.”
Where would you like to live after college?
“In Milwaukee because I love cities, and I’m originally from there.”
What four words describe you?
“Fearful, outgoing, athletic, nice.”
What’s your biggest sports achievement?
“In 2019, I took seventh place at Junior Gold, which is nationals for bowling in the U17 division.”
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
“I want to have kids, be active and live in Milwaukee and be a physical therapist.”
What are your hobbies?
“Working out, being active and hanging with friends.”
Who’s your celebrity crush?
“Jaire Alexander from the Green Bay Packers.”
If not softball, which sport would you choose to play?
“Volleyball because I played it in middle school and a little in high school. I enjoyed it.”
Talk about the community of Green Bay.
“Everything revolves around the Packers, which is great because I love football, and I’m a huge NFL fan. At Southwest, sports are big. I attend most of the football and basketball games and many great athletes have come from the school.”
How do you determine which bowling balls to use in regards to weight?
“You change bowling balls based upon the oil patterns. The more oil on the lanes, the more the ball won’t hook.”
What’s your favorite sign of spring?
“When it’s raining and the windows are open. It smells fresh outside.”
If I could be somebody for a day, who would it be?
“Meredith Grey from ‘Greys Anatomy.’ She’s smart, pretty, a great surgeon and a great mother for her kids.”
Would you rather pitch 70 mph consistently or hit a 250-foot blast once in your lifetime?
“I’d rather pitch 70 mph consistently because I would be able to strike out more people and do more damage than just doing something once in my lifetime.”
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