Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Walsh, 18, of Oak Forest, a pitcher/infielder/outfielder, is in her fourth varsity season, her third at Marist. As a freshman she played on the varsity squad at Marian Catholic. She will attend and play softball at Western Illinois University.
You can pretty much play anywhere in a ballpark. What position do you like the most?
I just really like to be on the field. My dad always told me to play all the positions so I can be on the field.
What’s the best thing about Marist?
The family atmosphere. I feel like I really got the full experience, from the teachers to the students ... everybody.
How excited are you about playing college ball?
Really excited. Some of my friends are already there, so I’m really excited to play with them again. The transition will probably be hard, though, because I won’t have my mom there anymore.
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous?
I hear all the time that I look like the Olson twins. But I don’t see it at all.
What is your least favorite household chore?
Oh, gosh. All of it. I hate cleaning. But probably the worst is dusting.
If money were no object, where would you travel on your next vacation?
Ireland. I’ve always wanted to go there.
Fill in the blank. Blank is not a sport.
Oh, shoot. I’m going to start a riot now (laughing). I’ll have to go with cheerleading. The whole thing of cheering on the sideline ... I don’t see it. The tumbling, yeah. But not cheering at a football game.
What’s your favorite dugout cheer?
We do this on, “1-2-3, atta baby! 3-2-1, baby, all right!” I love starting it.
Do you have pets?
No, unfortunately I do not. I’ve been asking for a dog for 18 Christmases.
If you could hang with one famous person for an evening, who would it be?
(Country singer) Brad Paisley. He’s very good looking.
Years from now what do you want people at Marist to remember about you?
That I was a hard worker and always a happy person.
As told to Tony Baranek