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Mahopac Junior Has a Passion and Love for Softball

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Kim Astrologo is the starting shortstop for Mahopac’s softball team. Credits: File photo
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Mahopac junior Kim Astrologo plays shortstop for the varsity softball team.

How old were you when you started playing softball and how did you get started?

I was around 6 years old when I first started playing softball. I got started in MSA softball with a bunch of my friends for fun.

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What do you think your strengths are as a softball player?

My strengths are my passion, love and leadership for the game.

Looking back on this past season, how do you feel the team performed?

This past season was an eye opener of what Mahopac softball is truly about. With a young team and crazy talent, we’re not afraid to show it. I feel the team performed great this past season and it’s going to be even better for the 2018 season.

What are your goals for the team next season? What are some goals you have for yourself?

My goals for the team next season are to always stay positive and keep the energy up, no matter who we’re playing. My goal for myself is to keep the team positive and to never give up.

As a junior, how did you see your role on the team, and what did you learn from the seniors?

I see myself as one of the leaders on the team. I learned from the seniors to always have fun and smile, even when you make a mistake.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

Our team ritual before the game is to play our favorite playlist of songs that gets us hyped up and ready for game time.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My dad. He taught me to always work hard, stay confident and never give up.  

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

One thing about myself that not a lot of people know is that I love to bake things when I have free time.

Do you plan on continuing to play softball in college? If yes, where are you going and why did you choose that school?

I plan on playing softball in college. I did not decide where I am going to college yet.

Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what and why?

I want to study sports management for my major in college. I love being involved with sports and athletes so I think this is the best major that suits me.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?

My favorite professional athlete is Aleshia Ocasio on the Florida Gators softball team. My favorite college team is the University of Oklahoma.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a softball game?

Rap or some type of music that’s upbeat to get me pumped and ready for the game.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

If I had a super power it would be teleportation because who wouldn’t want to teleport?

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

I would love to visit Italy and see the old beautiful buildings, and of course to try the food!

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

My favorite food to eat before a game is an apple and a granola bar.

Best place to eat in Mahopac and why?

Bliss because the boss wrap is the best part.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?

Twitter because I believe it’s the best communication and to stay updated all the time on things.

For a young athlete growing up in Mahopac, what would you tell them about the experience of being part of the softball program and why should they go out for the team?

I would tell them to definitely give this amazing softball program a chance. You make a lot of new friends and come out with even calling the team your family. The experience is nothing but excitement, love and fun all around.

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