What is your favorite sports memory at Trinity? There are two memories that really stick out to me. The first was my sophomore year when we swept Tufts at home. That series we handed them their first division loss since 2011 and also became the first team in league history to sweep the Jumbos. It was a complete team effort and it was even better that it was Senior Day that weekend, so we were able to celebrate our seniors in such an amazing way. The second happened this past weekend when we beat Hamilton in the first round of NESCACs. I have been to NESCACs every year that I have played but never won a game. Beating Hamilton this year was an amazing experience and the grit that the team showed was unmatched.
Looking back on this season, what is one word that comes to mind when describing this team? Resilient. This team faced a lot of trials throughout the year. We were a younger team than we were expected to be and we lost a lot of great seniors from the previous year. Through all of that, the team never gave up and never lost the fight that we had. I am extremely proud of this team, they were amazing to work with and be teammates with. They became my family, maybe drove me a little crazy at times, but in the end I wouldn't trade them in for the world.
Has your four years on softball changed you or brought growth in any ways? Four years of softball has allowed be to become a leader, deal with adversity and trust/believe in my team. I've luckily had a lot of people around me who supported me and allowed me to grow and change.
Your player profile mentions A LOT of community service (Therapeutic Riding Center, flood relief, parks and recreation projects, etc.) What's your favorite part in lending a helping hand like that? I have always believed in helping my community. I grew up in a very active community and I always want to make sure I give to the communities that have help me on my journey. My favorite thing about serving my community is making that connection to the one person that my assistance is making all the difference for. While I do usually work with large groups, I love finding the one person who really appreciates the work. I've had it be a kid with disabilities who takes to me through-out his horseback riding lesson, or a homeowner whose house was devastated by a 1,000-year flood. No experience is the same but every experience is just as meaningful to me and to them.
Double majoring in environmental science and biology, do you hope to use both in your career path? I do. I want to become a practicing veterinarian so that is where most of the biology side comes in. Having an environmental science background allows me to look at problems with a larger lens. Being able to look at diseases or other animal problems from a wide lens gives me a different perspective and even an environmental perspective.
What are your plans after graduation? After graduation I am going to attend Colorado State to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine. I have always loved working with animals, and I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was very young. I am excited to finally make my dreams become a reality.
What will you miss most about Trinity? I will miss all of the people I have met. I am moving far away from most of the people that I have met at Trinity so not being around them will be difficult for me. While I am excited to see where this next phase of my life goes, I am thankful for the opportunities that Trinity has given me and all the people that have helped me along the way.