In Her Own Words: A Stallion Girl Athlete

Senior Hope Frisch shares her story on how a late start in girls softball led to a dream come true.


EDITOR'S NOTE: had three female athletes particpate in signing day, the first time female athletes have been included in the school's short history. Patch asked Hope Frisch about her journey from a later-starter to college-bound athlete. 

Getting the offer was probably one of the most exciting moments of my life. I had been working so hard, so for all my hard work to pay off was amazing.

Once I visited Union [College in Kentucky] for the first time it immediately went to the top of my list. I remember telling my dad right when we got in the car that I was going to go there. I absolutely loved it.

I decided I really wanted to strive to play college softball my freshman year. All of my softball career up to that point had been people telling me I wasn't that good, and I would never go far with it. I started playing at a later age than most girls, so to prove everyone wrong is a great feeling.

I love the game, so the fact that I get to continue to play and get my schooling paid for is absolutely amazing.  Softball is my life and will continue to be throughout college.

I plan to major in sports medicine and physical therapy. In the next 10 years, I plan to get my degree, hopefully move back to the Pacific Northwest (I was born in Oregon and my heart's still there), and I would love to either open my own physical therapy practice or become a trainer for a sports team. 

Jennifer Pointer February 02, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Very cool. If Hope does very well, there is always the olympics.
Karen Goode Fitzsimons February 02, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Hope's family is very proud of her.
Penny Arévalo February 02, 2012 at 03:24 AM
They should be! Congrats to all the student athletes signing today.
Mitch Frisch February 03, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Proud Dad, Absolutely! Hope wanted it, worked hard for it, and got it. I am so very proud of her. Mitch
Stephanie Frisch February 03, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Hope is the most dedicated young woman I have ever met!


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