May 13, 2005
(Carly’s Thoughts) Hey everyone, it’s Carly live from the ACC Championship! As our season comes toward an end in the next few weeks, I feel like it is finally time for me to interview two very important players on our team. They contribute everyday to our squad and are the unsung heroes for the Tribe. They don’t get as much recognition as some of my other teammates but they are integral members of the Seminole softball team. So, who are they? Well, these two very special people are sophomore pitcher Amy Harrison (AKA “Big Country”) and freshman utility infielder Robyn Petrovich. Amy and Robyn help out whenever and wherever they can and are a great addition to our team. On behalf of our team, thank you both for all your hard work.
Who in your family has helped and played a big role in your
Amy: My dad. He helped me and introduced me to the game. He
got me involved with travel ball and helped me with lessons. I really look up to him and turn to him for softball advice.
Robyn: Both my parents. My mom use to play for FSU so she
knows a lot about the sport. My dad is so great too. He is pretty knowledgable of the game and when my sisters and I told him we wanted to play the game he went out and got books to read up on.
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Amy: Science. Oceanography was a lot of fun. My teacher
made the class really interesting and helped us to learn the information by making up rhymes.
Robyn: Math. I’ve always been good at it. It just comes
really naturally to me.
If you weren’t playing softball what sport would you play?
Amy: Soccer. I started playing my freshman year of high
school. I was rookie of the year that year with 7 goals. It was fun. I played right forward.
Robyn: Soccer. I played for a long time and it is a lot of
fun working together with my teammates. It’s a fun team sport. I played right defense.
What is a hobby of yours?
Amy: I love to paint. I hang my pictures up in my room.
Robyn: I love working with kids. I have helped coach my
little brothers sports team and I really enjoy that. I like coaching and would enjoy doing it in the future.
What is your dream job?
Amy: A professional athleted. You get to play your whole
life. Don’t have to worry about having a real job.
Robyn: A trainer for a professional team.
If you could pick any place to live in the future where would it
Amy: I really like California, but I’m a southern girl. I
need to stay in the south maybe Alabama.
Robyn: Plantation. My home town. Its not to big and not too
small but there is still a lot to do.
Who is your most unlikely friend?
Amy: Robyn. We are both really quiet but when we opened up to
each other we became good friends.
Robyn: Lashaun, she’s really cool.
Who is your closest friend on the team?
Robyn: Moe and Amy
What is your best memory with your closet teammate?
Amy: Going to Cairo, Georgia for the rattlesnack roundup
festival. We went together on this really fun ride. We were the oldest ones on the little kiddie ride. They strapped us in this rope and it took us up and down.
Robyn: Going to the fifty cent movie together. Our weekley
ritual. Amy, Moe, Carly and I always go together.
What was your best overall memory this year?
Amy: Going in against Florida with the bases loaded and
working out of the
Robyn: When we got into a bus accident on our way back from a game against Georgia Tech. We ended up stranded for two hours on the side of the road and we were singing to the bus driver and just making the best out of the situation.
Amy, what emotions were going through your head when you came in
to save the game at UF to get us out of a bases loaded jam?
Amy: I was really excited. When you are a pitcher you just
wait for you moment you get a chance to be put in the game. Moe and I were talking and I told her what more could I ask for (the situation). I wasn’t nervous I was ready.
I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know two of my favorite
teammates Amy and Robyn. I have really enjoyed playing with them this year. As most of you can guess, we did not do as well this week at the ACC Championship as one can hope. However, we are still holding out on our post-season bid. Before we leave, I’d like to include one of my favorite verses:
“…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”