Colgate University, 2012-2016
New Trier

Please list the ages that you played for Trevian Girls Softball
Please list your college(s) and the years you played
Colgate University, 2012-2016
Please list any High School and College ACADEMIC Honors and Degrees
High School: Dean’s List, German Honor Society
College: Raider Academic Honor Roll, Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Please list any High School and College SOFTBALL Honors and Awards
High School: Illinois Coaches Association All State Team, Pioneer Press Player of the Year
College: Multiple Patriot League Pitcher of the Week, Patriot League Postseason All Tournament Team, All Patriot League 2nd Team, 10th All-Time in Wins, 9th All-Time in Strikeouts, 5th All-Time in Shutouts

What has playing softball taught you?
Softball had taught me the importance of working as a team. Through college and as I’ve entered my professional career, I face situations every day in which I need to work with another person or a group to accomplish something. I’ve learned how to work well with others and be an effective contributor. I have also learned how to prioritize tasks and formulate goals/action plans. During each season, I was continually identifying and refining my goals so that I could build a plan to achieve them. This always pushed me to be a better athlete and now I have carried these same skills with me into my career and life.
What was the most valuable part of your experience with Trevian Softball?
Trevian Softball is truly unique in its continued commitment to developing each individual on and off the field. Each team I was part of really felt like family. While the coaches and leaders part of the organization have built a program to develop strong softball players, they do so much to prioritize personal growth as well. I feel that I learned a lot as an athlete and walked away with strong life skills. This culture also brought teammates together and I am lucky to have met great people who are still some of my best friends today.
What advice would you give to young softball players?
To softball players early in their career, my biggest piece of advice is to push through the hard, boring, or tough situations. Softball can challenge you both physically and mentally more than a lot of other sports and it requires a lot of work. I think the best athletes aren’t always stronger or faster than the person next to them, or maybe not at first, but they commit themselves to working harder and hard work ALWAYS shows. One of the best feelings is experiencing your hard work pay off, that’s when it becomes really fun.
What are you doing now and what town do you live in?
Right now I am back on the east coast, living in New York City and working at Microsoft in our Financial Services division.
Any other favorite memories, comments or thoughts?
Too many to count!