1. What are your personal goals for this season and how do you expect to achieve them?
My personal goal this year is to be a good leader for my teammates. As a freshman I always remember looking up to the seniors and upperclassmen and really learning a lot from them. Now that I am a senior, I want to be able to help out my teammates as much as possible and be a good role model for them and someone they can come to for help on and off the field.
2. What are the team goals for this season and how can they be achieved?
The team goals this year are to keep improving and make it further in the season than we did last year. Although it's not always about winning, it’s about growing as a team and growing as a player. By winning more games and making it further in the playoffs, it will show that our hard work paid off and that we are making steps in the right direction. We can achieve this by being a true "team," always being there for one another, always picking each other up when someone is down; just basically being good teammates and remembering the reason we are there in the first place — to have fun and play the sport we love.
3. Who inspires you and why?
My parents (Chris and Shelly Powers) inspire me because they push me to be the best I can be and always encourage me to keep going even when it seems impossible. They invest a lot of time into my sports and never miss a game of mine.
4. What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?
Traveling around the country playing softball with my travel team. My team and I are all equally invested in the sport and are like a family. We all dedicate a lot of our time to the game and put in hard work on and off the field. We spend the majority of our summer and fall out of state traveling together playing hard competition and making memories in the states we travel to.
5. What has been your greatest challenge?
My biggest challenge as an athlete has been maintaining a balance between athletics and academics. Playing three high school sports as well as playing for a year-round travel softball team, it has always been difficult to find time to do homework and study for tests when you have one or two practices after school everyday and travel every weekend for softball.
6. What are your plans after graduation and why?
I plan to play Division I softball at a four-year college. After college I plan to attend medical school to pursue a job in the medical field.
Pro athlete: Tom Brady
Pro team: New England Patriots
Subject/class: Health careers
Movie: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
TV show: "One Tree Hill"
Actor: No one in particular
Song: No one in particular
Family: Shelly Powers (mother), Chris Powers (father), Jared (brother), Madison (sister).
Hobbies/interests: Softball, basketball, volleyball, watching sports games at Chariho.
If I weren’t involved in athletics I’d: Have a lot more free time to find a hobby.
"She's definitely one of the best if not the best player on the team. She's a tremendous athlete. Softball is her first sport, and three years ago when she came out for volleyball, she had never played before. But she's such a great athlete she picked it up really fast. I don't think she ever played JV. She can do it all. She can pass, has a great serve, can block and hits very hard," Cathy Fulford, Chariho's second-year volleyball coach.