Canadian national softball team (I)
Updated: 2006-08-25 09:59
1) How do you get motivated to train each morning?
Ali: I am motivated because I want to get better and be the best that I can
be. And, I know that all my teammates are working just as hard.
2) What else beside your sport keeps life interesting?
Ali: As a teacher, everyday is interesting because you never know what to
expect from your students. I also enjoy being active, reading, playing musical
instruments and spending time with friends and family.
3) What is your diet like when you train? What foods do you miss the
Odie: As a team, we try to follow the 90/10 rule - 90% of the time we eat
healthy. We try to eat a balanced meal with at least 3 of the 4 food groups and
avoid as many fatty foods as possible. I definitely miss eating pizza and
desserts the most.
4) What did you want to be when you were a kid?
When did you change your mind or decide to pursue it all the way to the
Odie: I think my first ambition was to be a nurse or flight attendant or
something. My first Olympics dreams were actually in 1984 when I was watching
swimming because I was a competitive swimmer at the time. I decided I wanted to
be a softball Olympian as soon as it was declared an Olympic sport.
did you know you were able to become a potential Olympian? How did that moment
Robin: When I was invited to the selection camp for the Senior National Team
from the regional camp. It was one of the most exciting moments in my
6) How would you like to be remembered?
respectful competitor, good teammate, hard worker and good person.
What is your own personal greatest achievement?
Angela: Representing Canada at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Who are the people that have meant the most to you through the years? Why?
Angela: My family because they have supported me throughout my career and
they are always there for me.
9) What do you listen to before going to
bed? How about while training?
Noemie: Before going to bed, I like to listen to calm music because it helps
me relax. When I train, I listen to music that motivates me and gets me
10) What kind of goals are you setting for yourself now? 2 years
before the Olympics start?
Erin C: The only thing we are focused on right
now is qualifying for the Olympics at Worlds this summer.
11) How do you
feel about them being in Beijing?
Erin C: I'm excited because I know they will put on a great show.
Who are the athletes you like to compete with most? Who are the athletes you
like to train with the most?
Noemie: When I compete, I like going to war with teammates that don't fear
anything, that are goal oriented, and never quit working. I like to train with
athletes that are able to push me to get better and find new limits.
What movie do you want to watch before the start of the Games? How about after?
Lauren: Before the
games I'd like to watch 'Miracle' and 'Remember the Titans'. They are so
inspirational and after I watch them I can't wait to get on the field. After the
games I would like to watch any sappy movie - any movie about friends and good
times since I'll miss my friends so much because it's over.
14) Do you
read a lot? What book can you relate to the most?
Lauren: Yes, I love to read. I'm not sure which book I relate to the most,
but a couple of my favourite books are 'Bringing Down the House' and
15) Who is your role model?
Kaila: Coach Sippel is my role model. Through her actions everyday she
inspires me to bring my best self to the park and be a champion.
Would you consider yourself the best? Who is better?
Kaila: No I wouldn't consider myself "the best". There's always someone
better than me - training hard to beat "the best" is why I love to
17) If you were trapped on a desert
island for the rest of your life, would you still train and practice as much as
you do now?
Sheena: No, softball is fun because it's a team sport. It would be boring by
18) What are you most self-conscience about?
Sheena: My height.