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Featured Athlete: Sophie Rodriguez

After years of playing volleyball, senior Sophie Rodriguez decided to take a swing at softball and join the Redhawk softball team. Upon joining the team, she has found her place and made many memories and friends through the sport.

After years of playing volleyball, senior Sophie Rodriguez decided to take a swing at softball and join the Redhawk softball team. Upon joining the team, she has found her place and made many memories and friends through the sport.

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After years of playing volleyball, senior Sophie Rodriguez decided to take a swing at softball and join the Redhawk softball team. Upon joining the team, she has found her place and made many memories and friends through the sport.

Roy Nitzan

After years of playing volleyball, senior Sophie Rodriguez decided to take a swing at softball and join the Redhawk softball team. Upon joining the team, she has found her place and made many memories and friends through the sport.

Grade: 12 | Sport: Softball

Wingspan: What inspired you to start softball?

Rodriguez: “I had played volleyball my entire life and I wanted to try something different, so I joined softball halfway through my sophomore year.”

Wingspan: What keeps you motivated to stay in the sport?

Rodriguez: “I love the people and the coaches, so everybody makes it really fun to be there. Softball also gives me the opportunity to be competitive and stay in shape.”

Wingspan: What is the most difficult thing about softball?

Rodriguez: “I would say the most difficult thing is staying consistent when fielding, and getting productive hits each time you go up to bat.”

Wingspan: What is the biggest benefit of being in the sport?

Rodriguez: “I would say the biggest benefit of playing softball would be all the friends and memories I’ve made throughout the years.”

Wingspan: What’s it’s like being on the team?

Rodriguez: “Being on the team has been a great experience. It’s fun to play with great teammates and coaches.”

Wingspan: What pumps you up/motivates you before a game?

Rodriguez: “Music will usually get me excited before a game.”

Wingspan: What is your pregame ritual?

Rodriguez: “I always make sure to eat enough, and listen to music before every game.”

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