Friday, 12 July 2019 11:58

Fresh off a D-III College World Series appearance, Zenk continues to "just do it"

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HERMON - Laura Zenk is a bit of a nomad.

“We wanted to see what Maine had to offer. It’s obviously a beautiful place so we said why not let’s just do it and I think that’s where I learned to say just do it and move and do what you want to do,” Zenk said. 


Born in Alabama, raised on the softball fields and cheering mats in Hermon, to going to the D-III College World Series as a member of Eastern Connecticut States softball team.


“I don’t think that we expected to be in Tyler, Texas but we definitely had the goal to get pretty far,” Zenk said.


Zenk and the Warriors advanced all the way to the final four but fell to Emory in eight innings. A trip to the college world series, not bad, but there’s more to Zenk than just cleats and a glove.


“I want to be a behavioral analyst in the FBI.”


Her lofty goals show just how important school is to Zenk, she’s in the honors program and finished her first year with a 3.8 GPA. Venturing outside of Hermon has treated her pretty well.


“I say if you want to move away do it you got to expand your comfort zones you’re out of high school and just learn what you want to do and what you like and what’s going to work best for you,” Zenk said.


Zenk is itching to get back to Connecticut and start the next chapter of her adventure, while staying in the moment, she’s already mapping out her future.


“If I can keep moving on down south I’m going to keep moving down the east coast, I just love it down there I’m an Alabama girl and I want to go back,” she said with a smile. 


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