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    Getting to Know: Junior Hayley Stowe
    Junior Hayley Stowe
    Junior Hayley Stowe

    Feb. 3, 2013

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State's 2013 softball season begins on Friday at the Florida International Panther Invitational in Miami, with a new excitement as the fast-pitch program enters its 10th season, now under the guidance of first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik.

    The squad returns three seniors - Caitlin DentKatie Mansilla and Bethaney Wells - as well as 2012 ACC Rookie of the Year Renada Davis, a shortstop who set a school record last season with a .362 batting average and a .450 on-base percentage.

    On this year's roster of 14 players are five juniors: Scout AlbertsonKirsty GrantLeah JonesHayley Stowe and Chelsea Tate.

    Stowe is in her second season with the Wolfpack, after joining the program last season as a walk-on. She saw action in nine games as a sophomore and scored four runs.



    She is an NC State Park Scholar who was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Washington High School. Stowe's father is an NC State graduate and she is a descendant of Harriett Beecher Stowe, the author of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    Hayley Stowe
    Washington, N.C.
    Washington High School
    Human Biology                                                                                     

    Favorite movie: Star Trek (All of them)
    Favorite magazine: National Geographic
    Favorite song/band: "Carry On" by Fun.
    Favorite class/subject: Genetics
    Favorite flavor of ice cream: Moose Tracks
    Your ideal fast food meal: Hamburger Steak Jr. from Chargrill, Bojangles french fries with extra seasoning, McAllister’s sweet tea, Cook Out milkshake.
    Favorite meal at a full-service restaurant: Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadilla.
    Favorite “home-cooked” meal: Chicken and pastry.
    What other languages do you speak: Spanish…...enough to survive at least.
    Musical instrument you play:  Violin
    Career ambition: To become a practicing oncologist.
    What is your favorite training/practice activity? Reps in outfield
    What is your least favorite training/practice activity? Conditioning
    When did you first start playing softball, and did you play other sports before it? I've been playing so long I can't remember when I started. I played basketball and soccer first.
    All sports you played in high school: Tennis, basketball, soccer and softball.

    iphone or Droid? iPhone
    Song/artist most played on your MP3 player: Maroon 5
    Song/artist on your iPod that you are embarrassed to admit that you listen to:  I still do NSync/Backstreet Boy throwbacks on occasion.
    The TV channel or show you most watch: "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
    TV show you are embarrassed to admit that you watch: "Star Trek"
    ESPN/MTV/Food Network: Food Network
    Favorite accessory in your wardrobe: Watches
    Give your dress style a nickname/explain: Classic
    Celebrity doppelganger: Katniss Everdeen     
    Something that you cannot live without: My Nook
    Besides NC State, what place do you like most in North Carolina: Washington, N.C.

    Best dancer on the team: Scout Albertson       
    Best cook on the team: Katie Mansilla
    Best dresser on the team: Caitlin Dent
    Best jokester on the team: Bethaney Wells
    Best singer on the team: Leah Jones
    Most likely to be voted into NC State Athletics Hall of Fame some day: Renada Davis
    Favorite (non-athletics) activity with your teammates: Going on adventures with with Renada.
    Based on your experiences, what advice do you have for this year’s three freshmen? Don’t procrastinate. Once you get behind it is hard to catch back up.

    Brothers/sisters: Erin Stowe, sister
    What/how many pets did you have growing up: A cat and a dog
    Favorite vacation location: Roan Mountain, Tenn.
    Any famous relatives: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    What’s the thing you miss most about home: Going out to eat with my best friend Tatum Edwards.

    Most famous athlete you have ever met: David Thompson
    Favorite teams: NC State Wolfpack

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