My name is Evelyn Huegel, class of 2025, and I love to play softball! It’s always been my dream ever since I was a kid. I remember watching softball when I was little, and thinking about how cool all of the big girls looked up there, and how much fun they were having. I also recall wanting to be able to play and connect with people like they did. I started playing softball soon after, and I’ve loved every minute! I remember my first home run, my first, strikeout, my first perfect game, my first full game catching, my first win, and my first loss. Despite all of the negative things that have happened throughout my softball career (and I know there will definitely be more strikeouts and losses!) I always do my best to focus on the good things that happen and to let those lift me up, and softball has lifted me up to be a better athlete and a better person. Playing softball is my favorite thing to do in the entire world, and I knew it as soon as I played my first competitive game.
Ever since then I’ve been trying to better myself as a player and a person. I always found myself enjoying playing all positions on the field, so I figured, why not practice all of them? I have not regretted my decision to this day, and I’m glad I feel so comfortable moving around the playing area, and I’m glad I know that I can help my team in more ways than one. I’ve also realized that besides sports, academics play a crucial role in my life as well, so I always work hard and study to be the best student I can be along with the best athlete. I also like to try and help my community and others around me whenever I can, and I enjoy volunteering at places like the local zoo. I have a big thank you to say to my family and friends, who always support me and have helped me a lot on my journey.
I have a lot of ambitions and objectives for the future, like being able to decrease my pop time into the 1.7 second range. I’m also going to work my hardest to bring my home to first time below three seconds. I’ve also set quite a few academic targets, as well, like how I’d like to get all A’s in my future classes