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  • MARISSA MALDONADO — Ilion softball

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    Team: Ilion Golden Bombers
    Sport: Softtball
    Age: 17
    Year in school: Senior
    Sports to play: Field Hockey and Softball
    Sport to watch: College Basketball
    Team: New York Yankees
    Athlete: Derrick Rose
    Class in school: English
    Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
    TV show: Saturday Night Live
    Actor: Will Ferrell
    Actress: Tina Fey
    Band: Muse
    Song: 'Waiting on the World To Change' by John Mayer
    Food: Chicken Wing Pizza
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I enjoy the competition, being active, and the camaraderie with my teammates.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    Being league champs in field hockey and basketball this year!
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why
    My mom and dad. They always support and encourage me in all of my sports and to do my best on and off the field or court.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    My greatest challenge is finding the time to study, do homework, and excel at my sports.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I plan on attending HCCC and then transferring to a four-year college majoring in Education.
    appeared in April 29, 2011 edition of The Telegram