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Featured Athlete

Vanessa Setta

This week’s Featured Athlete at Lakewood High School is Sophomore, Vanessa Setta. She plays fast-pitch softball in the spring and volleyball in the fall for Lakewood. Vanessa plays shortstop for Lakewood’s Junior Varsity team. I got the chance to ask her a few questions in her free time.

Q: How long have you played softball for?

A: “I have been playing softball for ten years now and I still haven’t gotten tired of it.”

Q: What’s your favorite part of the game?

A: “Just being able to play with my friends and have fun.”

Q: How’d you get involved?

A: “My sisters played when I was younger and I just loved watching them play. They eventually taught me how to play and how to hit a ball. My Mom then put me on a team when I was six.”

Q: What’s your favorite memory?

A: “My favorite memory was probably getting my first hit in the coach pitch league when I was younger.”

Q: Do you plan to play softball after high school? 

A: “I would love to but I think I would rather focus on volleyball and studying in college.”

Q: For anyone who plans on trying out for the fast-pitch softball team in the future, what advice would you give them?

A: “Always have a positive attitude and be willing to do whatever your coach is wanting you to do. Overall, just have fun because the season goes by so fast and it will be over before you know it.”

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