April 14, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - Throughout the 2014 season, GoPack.com will be introducing the freshmen on the team through a series entitled "Freshman Focus". Periodically a feature will be posted to the website, giving fans a look at what the players are doing outside of softball, some of their favorite things to do and other interests.
Los Gatos, Calif.
What age did you start playing softball?
"I started playing softball when I was 10. My families' friends got me into it because their daughter was playing as well."
What other sports did you play growing up?
"I played all kinds of sports, I played soccer, basketball and ran track."
What's your favorite food?
"I absolutely love Mexican or Italian food."
What's your favorite movie?
"The Parent Trap."
What made you commit to N.C. State?
"When I came on my unofficial visit and went on a tour, I absolutely loved the school. I love all the bricks and it's just so pretty. I came during the fall, so I got to see all the different color leaves in the trees."
What was your first impression of Coach Rychcik?
"When I first met Coach Rychcik, I could tell that he really knew what he was doing. He played the sport and all the other players were telling me that he was a really good teacher and had a lot of knowledge about softball."
What do enjoy the most about playing softball at NC State?
"The team and the coaches. The coaches all have really good attitudes and everyone on the team gets along with each other."
What's your major?
"I'm currently in animal science, but I want to switch my major to sport management."
What are your plans after college?
What would your dream job be?
"I want to get a job working in sports. I plan to get my master's degree and maybe a few internships in preparation for a career in sports."
"Anything related to sports, but I think it would be really cool to work with a professional sports team like the San Francisco Giants or the San Francisco 49ers."
What's your dream car?
"An Ashton Martin DB9."
What's your favorite softball memory?
"Hitting my first collegiate home run against Georgia Tech in the second game of the doubleheader."
What's something you couldn't imagine going a week without?
"Playing softball. I wouldn't know what to do with my time."
What's something people don't know about you?
"I used to be in competitive dance."
What's one thing you wish was different about you?
"I wish my emotions in softball weren't as strong as they are. Sometimes I get really in to it and they're tough to control."
What's your favorite part of practice?
What was the first sports event you ever attended?
"I think it was a San Francisco Giants baseball game."
Who's your favorite pro athlete?
"San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick."
What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?