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Junior Catcher Has the Drive to Improve

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North Salem junior Kasey Harmon has been the team’s starting catcher since she was a freshman. Credits: File photo
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North Salem junior Kasey Harmon plays catcher on the varsity softball team.

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

When I was 4 I started playing T-ball. But in first grade I started to play softball.

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What is your favorite part about being a part of the softball team at North Salem?

That we always support one another no matter what.

How do you see your role on the team, and how much do you value being a leader?

I see myself as a team player and to lead by example and with hard work.

How much progress have you made as a catcher since you first started?

From starting off being an inexperienced player I have worked hard to be where I am now and I continue to work hard to get better.

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

We have an award that is called, avoided the look of disappointment award.  

What was the most memorable part about this past season?

Going to away games and joking around on the bus on the way to the games.

What are you looking forward to most about next season?

I look forward to being a senior and to have no regrets on the field.

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

I don’t have a specific role model from playing with older players. I have  developed the drive to become a better player.

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

I play travel softball all-year round.

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

Yes I plan to play in college but I have not chosen a school yet. My wish is to go somewhere down south for college.

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

I want to major in criminal justice in college and maybe minor in psychology.

Who is your favorite pro or college sports team?

The New Jersey Devils because my family would always go on Easter.

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

I don’t have a specific type of music to listen to but I prefer rock and country.

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

Super strength.

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

Grand Canyon so I can go rafting on the river.

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

I like to eat an apple before a game because it gives me energy.

Best place to eat in North Salem and why?

I just like to eat my mom’s cooking.

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

Always a great group of girls, great coach and it’s always fun to play in a small town that supports its team.

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