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Name: Yisel Salazar

Age: 16

Height: 5’2”

Weight: 130 lbs.

Grade: 10

Sport: Softball

Position: Second Base

Q: Why did you join softball?

A: I joined softball because I’ve always liked the sport. I started playing baseball when I was little and I just love the feeling of the beginning of a softball game.

Q: What is your favorite part of the sport?

A: My favorite part of the sport is the competition. The team we have formed is like a family because of how close we have gotten.

Q: What advice would you offer future players?

A: I would advise anyone joining a sports team to not get discouraged by losing because there will always be some losses. You should just keep trying and always have hope. Also, never stop practicing.

Q: What is your greatest memory with the team?

A: The greatest memories I have are during every practice. We are always joking while we are warming up. We end up joking more than we play sometimes.

Q: How has softball shaped who you are?

A: I made a lot of friends because of softball. It also keeps me on top of my school work. When softball season is coming around, I get everything together and make sure my work is done.

Q: Do you plan to pursue softball in the future?

A: After high school, I plan to continue playing softball. I don’t want to stop playing because it is a lot of fun and the sport gives me so much.

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