Providence, RI- Junior Danielle Comissiong (St. Thomas, VI) has seen action in eight games this season and has played in the outfield and as a designated hitter for the Brown University softball team. She has helped the Bears to an 11-6 overall record, which includes a Lady Pirate Classic Championship in Hampton, Virginia on March 12-14. Comissiong took a few minutes out of her day to answer a few questions about the team and its recent success, as well as the upcoming Ivy League season.
Name: Danielle Comissiong
Concentration: Psychology Sc B (Pre-Med)
Hometown: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
The team has been playing really well and has an 11-6 overall record. What do you attribute to its success?
"I would attribute it to the depth we now have on our team that we did not have in past years. We have such a large bench now, allowing us to have many options and many people to fill in where we need them when someone is not having their best day. "
What have the team's strengths been so far this season? What needs to be improved?
"I would say the hunger we have to win that we did not have in past years. In many of our games we have fought back in the lat few innings and ended up winning the game. I think we need to feel that hunger sooner so that we can score in all innings and start putting teams away sooner in the games."
What are your goals for the team and yourself this year?
"The goal is definitely to WIN IVIES!"
The Ivy League season starts this weekend – who is your biggest competition this year?
"Cornell would probably be our biggest competition, but to be honest our teams mentality is that it really does not matter who's across the field, as long as we play our best we will come out on top."
Do you prepare any different for the Ivy League season?
"No, we don't prepare any differently because we have considered all our games thus far as part of our season. The only different is that now that we have some game experience as a team we can work more on what specifically we are not succeeding at in the games which can help us better prepare for future games."
How did you start playing softball?
"I began playing because I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my older sister."
If you weren't playing softball you'd be?
"Playing club volleyball."
Your greatest athletic achievement?
"Was becoming a captain for Brown softball this year."
Your favorite athlete is, and why?
"Lebron James because I love his energetic attitude and the way he involves the crowd. I also love how he doesn't settle for anything less than the greatest."
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