Jillian Dupree – Student Athlete Of The Week

Name: Jillian Dupree

Sport: Softball

School: Hesperia Christian

Grade: Freshman

This week’s accomplishment: Dupree helped the Patriots finish the regular season with two big wins. Against Boron she went 4 for 5 with a double, five runs and four RBIs. Against Lucerne Valley she was 4 for 5 with a double, a triple, three runs and six RBIs.

What do you like most about your sport: I love the fact that softball allows me to get dirty and play hard with people that I love.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I have played softball since I was 4, so 10 years. I started on a T-ball team and immediately fell in love with the game.

Pregame ritual: Before a game, our entire team takes a lap, we stretch and throw and then we hit. After that I warm up pitching then we all gather in the dugout to prepare for the game.

Most memorable sports moment: When I was on third and I was stealing home. I slid, but the catcher fell on me and my helmet flew off and I slammed my head on the ground. I got knocked out, but I was safe. We ended up winning the game and it was so awesome!

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: Honestly, I wouldn’t really want to be anyone else for a day. I love being who I am.

Something most people don’t know about you: Most people don’t really know that I’m not only an athlete, I’m an artist.

How would you spend $1 million: I would probably give a lot of it to other people who need it more than I do.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: It would most definitely be France.

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I would either sketch something or paint something or I would spend time at the batting cages.

What superpower do you wish you had: I definitely wish I could fly.

Favorite sports team: New York Yankees

Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite superhero: Spider-Man

Favorite TV show: “Friends”

Favorite movie: “Peter Pan”

Favorite song: Honestly, I like so many, I can’t choose.

Favorite meal: Tacos and rice and beans.

Favorite local restaurant: Jimmy John’s

Favorite app: Snapchat

For more local sports information visit:   www.vvdailypress.com/sports

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