Providence, RI- Senior captain Amanda Asay is ready for an exciting 2010 softball season. The Bears will open up the year at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County when it takes on Morgan State at 1:00 p.m. on March 5, followed by a 3:00 p.m. game against host UMBC.
Hailing from Prince George, British Columbia, Asay was set to have a spectacular 2009 season before an injury sidelined her for the season. She played and started in Brown's first six games, and in just 13 at bats she compiled 10 hits, including two homeruns and a double, as well as six RBI and six runs scored.
Asay has taken a few moments to answer some questions about the upcoming season and the Bears' opening weekend.
Player Name: Amanda Asay
Hometown: Prince George, BC
How was the team's pre-season gone?
I think we are looking stronger everyday getting ready for the season. The whole team is looking to take things to another level and can't wait to get started.
How will the Bears match up against the competition your opening weekend at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County?
If we play our game and focus on execution we should do very well in this tournament.
What are you most looking forward to this season?
Playing injury free the entire season (knock on wood).
What are your goals for the year?
To take each game individually and perform in it to the best of our ability.
What did you do in the off-season to prepare for this year?
A lot of rehab for my ankle injury followed by a solid fall practice season by everyone.
What made you choose Brown over another school?
I had a phenomenal recruiting trip
How did you start playing softball?
After playing baseball for several years it was suggested to me that I play softball as well.
Your greatest athletic achievement?
MVP Baseball Canada
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