Sport(s) Played: Softball
Q1: Why did you choose the sport(s) that you play?
I always enjoyed watching baseball especially the Cubs winning the World Series. When I was younger, I did little sluggers with my brothers and had a lot of fun. After I moved here in the 6th grade, I joined the softball team and have been doing it ever since.
Q2: What is your favorite Madeira sports memory?
Sliding into home and scoring at the Deer Park game last year to put us in the lead when we had the baseball team watching the end of our game. We scored over 20 runs to win the game.
Q3: How do you get motivated to practice each and every day?
I know I am doing it for my team and I always want to be better than the day before. I also listen to my music as I pull into the parking lot to get me pumped.
Q4: What is your favorite pre-game meal and why do you eat that?
I have a pre-game snack of popcorn because I do not want to feel sick during the game by eating too much. Post game I will enjoy some Chipotle and Graeters with the team.
Q5: Which athlete do you admire most and why?
Jamarr Chase because we both wear #1` and we are both dedicated to being a great player.
Q6: What makes a great teammate?
A great teammate is someone who is willing to be a friend to their teammates and is dedicated to do the best they can for the team.
Q7: What is on your pre-game playlist?
The Weeknd and Deftones are required listening.
Q8: What is the funniest thing that you have seen or happened to you in a practice or game?
Doing dizzy bat hitting. It is when you put your head on the bat walk around it 8 times fast and then try and hit the ball off the batting tee. We would fall down or swing and miss the ball and everyone would laugh as we watched each other try to do this.
Q9: What is next after you graduate?
I will be attending college to study criminal justice or animal science. I am choosing between the University of Wyoming, Murray State and University of Tennessee Martin.
Q10: What advice would you give an 8th grade athlete as they move on to high school sports?
Sports will allow you to make a lot of good friends and it is great to see your team grow and meet new people each season. Never give up because if you try hard, you will see more improvement than failure.