Student athlete interview: Kate Mcmahon

There are so many spring sports this year at Apex High School. Soccer, baseball, lacrosse; you name it! One sport in particular that doesn’t get quite the amount of attention it deserves is softball. I chose to interview my friend Kate McMahon who plays for both the JV and varsity softball teams here at Apex High School. I asked her a few questions to see how her experience as a softball player has changed her personally.

Q: How long have you been playing softball?

A: “For five years.”

Q: What is your favorite part about being on the team?

A: “My favorite part about being on the team is the bond between my teammates and me.”

Q: What is your favorite part about softball?

A: “My favorite part about softball is playing defense because everyone has to work as a team constantly in order to get outs and save runs.”

Q: What position do you play for the team? 

A: “I am a utility player, so I play anywhere except for pitcher and catcher.”

Q: What was your best memory from the 2019 season?

A: “My best memory from the 2019 season was when I got three strikeouts two innings in a row all in one game.”

Q: What are your biggest setbacks?

A: “My biggest setback would probably be myself. Sometimes I get in my own head after making a mistake.”

Q: What are you most excited for in the 2020 softball season?

A: “I am excited to be playing both JV and varsity this season because I’ll have a taste of both teams. I’ll also be able to experience both sets of competition.”

Q: What are some goals you have set for yourself and the team?

A: “A goal that I have set for the team is to work well together so that we can win and enjoy games. A goal I have set for myself is to be more confident in my abilities so that I can play my best each game.”

Kate has worked so hard to get where she is now, and she is excited to continue her love of softball by playing throughout high school. Kate says that her favorite part about softball is that it is a team sport. In order to be successful when playing softball, you have to work as a whole rather than as an individual,” she says. “It has allowed me to know the true meaning of teamwork, and it has provided me with some of my best friends.”

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