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Delaware Technical Community College student-athletes interviews are back! Every Thursday, Delaware Sports Blitz will feature interviews with the student-athletes from the Community College.
The next student-athlete interview comes from Delaware Tech’s softball team, which is second baseman Logan Walls.
Walls talks about everything from making her way back from a serious finger injury and what her greatest strength is on the field.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I started playing sports because of my dad. He taught me at a very young age, and I fell in love with the game of softball.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“I think the biggest adjustment I had to make in college was to work harder because there is a lot more competition. A lot of girls have to fight for their spots which makes it way more competitive.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“I go to the gym almost every day, and I also keep practicing softball throughout the whole year, so I don’t slack off.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“The best part about playing second base is making double plays and having to get balls all throughout the right side of the field.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“My former coach and current coach each taught me to never give up on your dreams. If you work hard, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“A typical day for me when the season is in full force is I wake up, eat breakfast, do homework, then go to practice, go to the gym, and have dinner with my family.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“My greatest strength is my confidence in the field. I love getting balls hit to me and making plays in the field.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“I feel I am the weakest at procrastination. I procrastinated a lot in high school, and you can’t do that in college because the workload never stops.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“I was selected for the All-American softball team that travels to Florida to play the best softball players in the country. I have also traveled a lot with a travel team, and we won a lot of championships.”
” I also played soccer throughout my high school career, and I was named first-team all-conference and first-team all-state all four years.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The best part of playing on a team is the bond we have together. If you have a bond with your team, your team will become better overall.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“I stay motivated during the highs and lows of the season because of my team. The team is the most important thing when playing a sport, so usually, the team always will pick one another up when we have lows in a game.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced, and how did you overcome it?
“The biggest challenge I have ever faced was getting my finger slammed in a door. It took a quarter of my finger off, and it was a long and hard recovery. I didn’t know if I would be able to play softball again because it was a really big adjustment I had to make. My dad motivated me that I could do anything I put my mind to, so I tried softball again after a year of recovery and surgeries. My dad was the reason I got the confidence to step back on the field.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Playing a sport helps me want to keep my grades up more. I know if I don’t do well in school, I can’t play the sport I love. So in a way, softball motivates me.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I want to be remembered as the girl who never gave up. Even when it gets tough, I am dedicated to striving for success.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“I chose Delaware Tech because it is a great school and close to home. The pandemic made me realize that I wanted to stay close to home and achieve my goals with my family by my side.”
What was your experience like throughout 2020 and what does it mean for you to play competitive sports again?
“2020 was a rough year for me. I really struggled with the pandemic because I couldn’t play my final year of sports in high school or see any of my friends. It means the world to me that us players can get back on the field doing what we love to do the most.”