Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Kailey Fear
Published 8:58 am Friday, April 22, 2016
Kailey Fear is a freshman on the Dowagiac softball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
KF: Pitching over 60 m.p.h.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
KF: Not making a team that I tried out for.
What has been a hardship in your life?
KF: I have been fortunate enough to have not had a hardship in my life.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
KF: My dad, because he is always there for me when I need him.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
KF: When bunting.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
KF: I threw a pitch and fell over. Good thing it was strike three.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
KF: When my dad and I practice, I throw for around an hour targeting my weak pitches and form.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
KF: My grandparents, because they never miss a single game.
How would you give away $50,000?
KF: I would give $25,000 to Dowagiac softball and give $25,000 to the choir program.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
KF: University of Michigan softball.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
KF: Act and sing for out of school productions.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
KF: Stand tall when I am pitching and batting.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
KF: Pitchers having to present the ball and having to keep their drag foot down.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
KF: My pitching and hitting coaches saying they were proud of me and how I have progressed.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
KF: Coming to the weight room the summer before my freshman year with girls I didn’t know. Yes, it made me a better player.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
KF: Megan Soderbloom hitting a home run.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
KF: Softball, because it makes me happy.
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