Featured Athlete: Hannah Harvey

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Sophomore Hannah Harvey is the Leopards starting second basemen. Harvey was nominated as player of the week by Dallas Morning News.

Hannah Harvey is a sophomore second baseman for the softball team. She was recognized on May 9 as player of the week by the Dallas Morning News for her play on the diamond. After her high school career, Harvey plans to play D1 softball.

Pre-Game:

Pre-Game hype song:Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited 

Favorite fast food place: Taco Casa

Best Netflix show: Criminal Minds

Favorite college team: Sam Houston State

Post-Game:

The Red Ledger: When did you start playing softball, and why did you decide to start playing?

Hannah Harvey: I started playing softball at the age of three. I started softball because out of all the sports my parents put me in, softball was the sport that I enjoyed the most and could see myself sticking to it for a long time. 

TRL: How did it feel getting nominated as softball player of the week by the Dallas Morning News?

HH: I felt really happy and honored to be nominated as player of the week. I had no clue that it was going to be me. I had a great series against Creekview, but I didn’t think that would get me nominated as player of the week.

TRL: What is your favorite memory in your softball career so far? Why?

HH: My favorite memory of my softball career was hitting my first home run. That is a moment I will never forget. It is my favorite moment because my sisters and my nephews came to watch that game and I ended up hitting my first home run with them watching. 

TRL: What has been a reason for your success this season? Why?

HH: I would say the reason for my success is the grind, the constant grind. All the practices we have been doing and the want to get better. I would say it would be the reason for my success, also the practice outside of school. The work I put in by myself and with my trainers.

TRL: If you had to play any other sport besides softball, what would it be? Why?

HH: I would say I would play volleyball because I feel like that would be the sport I would understand the quickest. I feel like if I just work really hard, I could be really good at volleyball. 

TRL: What is the major difference between club ball, and school softball? 

HH: I would say the major difference is the environment. In high school, there is more school spirit obviously, and it is more a team effort. In club ball, it’s more about your individual performance rather than the team performance. You still win as a team, but as for [how] the recruiting process goes, your individual performance is crucial to get recruited.

TRL: What is a reason for the team’s success this season? Why?

HH: The reason for the team’s success is our team chemistry. It’s not just an individual thing. It is a team effort, and we have just been really coming together and contributing when need be. I think that is the reason that we’ve been so successful.

TRL: Do you see softball as an option beyond high school? Why?

HH: Yes, playing softball in college is a goal of mine, specifically a smaller D1 school.