My name is Mariana Abate and I'm a 5'7" dedicated softball player. I am currently a junior taking accelerated courses at Shenendehowa High School. During my freshman year I played on both the JV and varsity softball teams, and during my sophomore year I was a starter for the varsity team.
When I am not playing softball, I am swimming or volunteering. I swim competitively to keep up my endurance and strength during the winter months. Swimming has taught me to set goals and to persevere. I volunteer through Hi-5 Sports and the Northeast Regional Food Pantry. Hi-5 Sports is an organization that helps kids with special needs get active and try different sports. At the Northeast Regional Food Pantry I help to sort food and other items.
My goal in college is to play at the highest level possible. I work hard during the off-season to achieve this goal. I always put my best effort into my schoolwork and into the plays I make at practice.