Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Marissa Dodd
Marissa Dodd is a senior on the Dowagiac softball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
MD: Being able to further my softball career.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
MD: Losing district championship the last two years.
What has been a hardship in your life?
MD: My grandpa dying.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
MD: My mom, because I look up to her and she’s one of the strongest people I know.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
MD: When the game is close and in the last inning.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
MD: Falling at home plate during a rainy game.
How do you tend to
workout/train when by
MD: Go to the gym or for a run.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
MD: My dad, because he loves watching me play.
How would you give away $50,000?
MD: Give it to a charity for the awareness of suicide and cancer charities.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
MD: University of Michigan’s softball team.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
MD: Focus more on school.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
MD: To not get upset at mistakes.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
MD: Not being able to lead off a base earlier.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
MD: You’re an amazing athlete.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
MD: Apply for colleges and yes I am glad I did it.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
MD: Good sportsmanship impresses me always.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
MD: Besides softball it is probably reading because I’ve always loved to read.
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