My name is Mariana Abate. I am a dedicated 5'7" softball player who has enjoyed playing since I was 8 years old. While I continue to work hard at becoming the best pitcher possible, I am a team player who is willing to do whatever is needed to help the team.
Recently starting my junior year at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, NY, I challenge myself academically by taking accelerated courses in preparation for my college studies. As the school year progresses, I am eager to begin my second year of varsity softball. In my sophomore year, I was a starting varsity pitcher who not only made the Suburban Council second all-star team, but also the Times Union all-star team for large schools. In the time leading up to my impending junior season, I continue to train and play softball with my travel team, Capital District Fusion.
When I am not playing softball, I enjoy volunteering at various local organizations, including Hi-5 Sports and the Northeast Regional Food Pantry. Hi-5 Sports is an organization that allows me to help kids with special needs participate in a variety of sports. I also enjoy helping out at the Northeast Regional Food Pantry to provide food for those who may be struggling with getting the food necessary to stay healthy.
My goal in college is not only to work hard at continuing my education, but also to play softball at the highest level possible. I strive to achieve these goals, always working diligently to put my best effort into my schoolwork as well as the training required to make sure I am being the best teammate I can be on the field.