Name: Stephanie Maldonado
School: Lakota West High School
Claim to fame: I broke Coach Castner’s car window with a foul ball.
Bet you didn’t know: I adopted two Rottweilers from the Animal Friends Humane Society.
Toughest opponent/why: I believe my toughest opponent is Mason. Mason brings good offense and defense and always helps push me to be a better pitcher.
Favorite book: A Wrinkle in Time
Favorite movie: Lion King or Moana
Favorite TV show: The Magicians
Favorite musical artist/song: I Like Me Better by Lauv
Favorite athlete/why: Lindsay (Bodeker) Youngstrom who pitched for West and Ohio State. She was my pitching coach who helped me strive to be a better pitcher, as well as a better person.
Favorite smell: The smell of freshly baked cookies or vanilla candles.
Favorite home cooked meal: My dad’s Puerto Rican empanadillas.
Game day rituals: Writing “Believe” and Philippians 3:14 on my arm and listening to music to relax.
Person who would play me in a movie/why: Hailee Steinfeld because many people say I have a resemblance to her.
Words you live by: Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Biggest influence/why: My parents because they have supported me through my ups and downs.
I am most annoyed by: People who chew with their mouth open.
You can’t live without: Music
Most embarrassing moment: Slipping on a wet bridge next to our varsity softball field.
In 10-years, I’ll be: A marketing manager in a clothing or jewelry company.
Best thing about softball: The excitement experienced while playing the game and building relationships with the girls on my team.
Worst thing about softball: Getting injured or watching a teammate get injured.
Vegetable I just won’t eat: I’ll eat basically any vegetable. I’m not a picky eater.
Favorite junk food: Anything chocolate.
Favorite school subject: Science-Chemistry and Physics
Last DVD or video game I bought: The newest Disney movie Coco
Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Gabriel Iglesias
Love to trade places for a day with: Ellen DeGeneres
When I’m bored, I like to: Paint, draw or do crafts because I am very artistic and creative.
Worst habit: Shopping
On your bedroom walls: DIY crafts and paintings I’ve made.
Talent I’d most like to have: To be a great dancer.