Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Chelsea Dorton

Published 9:21 pm Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chelsea Dorton is a junior on the Dowagiac softball team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

CD: My greatest accomplishment would have to be improving to make better IQ softball plays.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

CD: My biggest disappointment would be not being there when they needed me.

What has been a hardship in your life?

CD: A hardship for me would be finding out my uncle has cancer along with my grandpa’s health being up and down.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

CD: My grandma Debra would have to be my hero because she is always telling me I can do better in ways that maybe no one else can.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

CD: The most nervous spot in competing is when I’m batting and everyone just goes quiet.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

CD: An embarrassing athletic moment for me would be running off a bag when there was one out and believing there were two outs.

How do you tend to work out/train when by yourself?

CD: I tend to work out/train by myself by timing myself in different areas and doing things in the weight room to improve my batting.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

CD: None really, softball is my primary thing I train for.

Why are sports an important part of the high school experience?

CD: They are important because it gets you involved in different areas of friends.

How would you give away $50,000?

CD: With $50,000, I most likely would give it to different types of charities and help children with down syndrome.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

CD: A younger softball league so I can teach them different things so they have it to grow off of when they are older.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

CD: If sports weren’t in my life, I most likely would be involved with reading clubs, robotics, etc.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

CD: Just to sit and watch the game and not being able to play.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

CD: There would be no 10-run rule, so if it was 10-0 they’d still play.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

CD: “Nice base running No. 15.”

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

CD: The scariest thing I have done is running on a pop up and still going then mess up on the tag up. Yes, I was still safe.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

CD: Throw downs to second base by Megan Soderbloom.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

CD: My favorite hobby is playing softball because it’s a different way of letting anger out that needs to be let out.

Choose one word to describe yourself: 

CD: Outgoing.