Athlete: Amelia Gerolymatos
School: Carlmont High School
Q: How long have you played softballl? How many years competitively?
A: I've been playing softball for 10 years, eight years competitively.
Q: Do you want to play softball in college? If yes, have you been offered any scholarships?
A: I would love to play softball in college. I've been sent a few applications and have gotten a few calls from two colleges.
Q: Do you play any sports besides softball? If yes, which ones and how long have you played them?
A: Nope, I only play softball.
Q: Why do you love playing softball?
A: Because I love how it's more than just hitting a ball with a bat, it takes so much hard work to be able to do that consistently. And I can't really explain it, I just love it.
Q: What motivates you to keep playing softball?
A: Just my drive and love for the game.
Q: What is your worst injury related to softball?
A: I got a black eye and a concussion from a fly ball that my coach over hit, and missed the girl who was supposed to catch it as I was running back in line. I couldn't play for a month.
Q: What has been your greatest victory while playing softball?
A: When I was 12, I saved a line drive and caught it to end the top of the inning, then in the bottom of the inning, I hit the game-winning single to take us to the championship, which we won.
Q: Do you enjoy playing a sport for Carlmont?
A: I love playing for Carlmont because my coaches are so dedicated to our team, and it feels great to be representing a known school.
Q: Do you have a specific person or teammate who motivates you to keep playing?
A: I've always motivated myself to keep playing, and had to convince my parents to let me continue playing.
Q: Do you play on an outside competitive softball team outside of school?
A: In the past I have played with other teams outside Carlmont, but this summer I'm going to Costa Rica to help preserve the wildlife. I'll definitely be practicing over the summer, though.
Q: Have you played Carlmont softball since your freshmen year?
A: I started playing softball for Carlmont sophomore year. I unfortunately didn't make the team my freshman year, but I practiced hard with my travel team, and am now a captain of the varsity team.