Dana Dolinko

Union College, NY (2019)
New Trier

 

Please list the ages that you played for Trevian Girls Softball
8-13 years old
Please list your college(s) and the years you played
Union College 2016-2019
Please list any High School and College ACADEMIC Honors and Degrees
Hebrew Language Junior Book Award 2014
Liberty League All Academic Team 2017, 2018
Union College Dean’s List 2017
Division III NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete 2018
Please list any High School and College SOFTBALL Honors and Awards
New Trier Ari Chester Memorial Scholarship 2015
Central Suburban League All Conference 2015
22nd Century Media All-Area First Team 2015
What has playing softball taught you?
Playing softball has taught me so much about not only caring for myself, but also about caring for my team first and foremost. By holding myself accountable for my actions on and off the field, I have become a dependable teammate, leader, and role model to my fellow teammates. Thousands of hours spent to improve my game has taught me commitment. My problem solving skills and flexibility were developed through playing games when nothing is predictable. More than anything, the game of softball is a game of failure, so I have experienced failure and learned how to work through it. This can be difficult for many people to grasp, but it has made me into the mentally tough player and person I am today.
What was the most valuable part of your experience with Trevian Softball?
Making best friends and memories that will stick with me for the rest of my life.
What advice would you give to young softball players?
Love the game and enjoy every minute of it. When the time to hang up your cleats comes, all you will have left is the memories that you made so cherish it while it lasts.
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