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D6 Athlete of the Week - Mikeayla Llamas

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"Mikey is having a fantastic season for Northridge. She is among the leaders in the Longs Peak conference in every hitting category. She leads Northridge in runs batted in and extra base hits. She sets the tone for Northridge, never missing a practice, and playing in any position we need her at. She is a great leader and a fantastic teacher to the younger players. Her attitude is top notch. She is always smiling and enjoying the game." - Dave Fosdick, Softball Coach

Student Name: Mikeayla LlamasD6 Athlete of the Week Mikeayla Llamas 2022

School: Northridge High School

Grade: Junior

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): 3rd/1st/Outfield

Stats: Batting Average 0.494

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"My greatest athletic achievement was being able to reach all of my goals that I set for myself for the 22-23 season."  


What are your goals for this season? 

"My goals for this season were to have fun and reach for more consistency with my hitting."


How do athletics make you a better student?

"Athletics help me prioritize school. My sport has taught me discipline and hard work, and I am able to use that in my academics daily." 


What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"Whenever I am under pressure, I like to think about how hard I work to achieve my fullest potential, and that tends to help me pull through in those moments." 


What is the best part about competing? 

"The best part about competing is being able to set goals for myself and push myself to work harder every day."


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"After high school, I plan to go to college and study law."


What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"My biggest advice for younger athletes getting into softball would be to have fun and learn to have mental toughness because that is what softball is all about." 


What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"I like to listen to OMG by Usher."


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"My go to pre-game snack is a rice krispy."