Q-and-A with Ashley Rogers, Mother McAuley softball
May 28, 2012 8:38PM
Ashley Rogers, Mother McAuley softball. | File photo
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:59AM
Ashley Rogers, 18, of Evergreen Park, is in her third season on the Mighty Macs varsity for Mother McAuley softball.
She will play in college at Loyola University.
What led you to tackle the take-charge position of pitcher?
When I first started playing rec ball, my coach was like, “Oh, I can see you being a really good pitcher.” And he started teaching me how to pitch. I’ve just stayed with it ever since.
What’s it like playing for coach (Colleen) Kilduff?
It’s awesome. She really knows the game a lot. She’s been my coach since seventh grade and so she literally taught me everything I know about the game.
What separates Mother McAuley from every other school?
I think it’s the all-girls atmosphere. Everyone just loves being there. Everyone loves going to school. And you’re not trying to impress anyone, you’re just being yourself.
Are you a Cubs fan or a Sox fan?
Sox. I don’t hate the Cubs. I go to both teams’ games, but I prefer the Sox.
Would you rather play when it’s 90 outside or 40?
Oh, 90 for sure. I can’t stand the cold.
What totally annoys you?
When people crack their knuckles.
You’re cooking dinner for the team. What’s on the menu?
Definitely chicken nuggets, because those are my favorite. And probably spaghetti, some kind of pasta.
Your dream celebrity prom date. Who is it?
Channing Tatum. He’s so cute.
This is your last season as a Mighty Mac. How does that feel?
I’m actually very sad to leave, because I always have such good times during the season, and I love all my teammates and playing for coach Kilduff.
As told to Tony Baranek