Providence, RI- Senior shortstop Katie Rothamel (Brentwood, TN) got off to a great start for the Brown University softball team. A team captain, Rothamel helped lead the Bears to the championship game of the UMBC Retriever Classic last weekend. She started in all four games helping Brown to a 2-2 record, while batting .333. Rothamel was 5-of-15 at the plate, which included three doubles, and scored five runs and tallied two RBI.
The Bears head to Virginia on Thursday to compete at the Lady Pirates Classic at Hampton University. The squad is scheduled to take on CCSU at 9:00 a.m. on March 12, followed by a game at 11:00 a.m. against Coppin State.
Rothamel took a few minutes to answer a couple of questions regarding the tournament last weekend and the upcoming games.
Name: Katie Rothamel
Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee
After your first weekend of softball games, how do you feel about the team’s performance at the UMBC Classic?
I felt the team did very well for our first outing. It was exciting to play, and I know that the team will continue to improve throughout the season.
What positives did you and the team take away from the weekend? What needs to be improved?
The defense was very solid this weekend, and the team was able to execute a lot of defensive plays. The team is going to continue to strive to be smart and aggressive batters. In addition, our pitchers are working at being more confident and consistent on the mound.
What are your expectations for this season? Did reaching the Championship game this pat weekend change those expectations at all?
My expectations are to keep improving every game and every weekend. The championship game at the Retriever Classic was exciting, but the team is always looking to improve and focus on playing better each outing.
What did you do in the “off-season” to prepare for the 2010 season?
Practice and Weights