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Q & A: Emma Passa

By NDSAS, 01/29/20, 8:00AM CST


Emma Passa pitchers and plays center field and shortstop for Velva.

Emma Passa | SR | Velva/Drake-Anamoose

High School: Velva High School
Positions: P/SS/CF
Jersey Number: 22

What do you like the most about the game of softball?
The thing I like most about softball is hanging out with my girls Berk and Olivia M, and making friends with players from other teams.

What do you think is your greatest strength in the sport of softball?
I think my greatest strength in softball would be my ability perform under pressure. I have come through with a lot of clutch hits and defensive plays over the years.

Any favorite moment when you used your bat to help your team win?
My favorite moment when using my bat to win is probably the game against Westhope. I was a solo home run short from getting the home run cycle.

Any favorite moment you used your defense or pitching to help your team win?
My favorite defensive moment where I helped my team win is when we played DLB at regionals. I pitched one of my best games and with that win we guaranteed ourselves a spot at state.

Who is your softball role model?
My softball role model is the one and only Abby Kessel.

What do you like the most about your head coach?
The thing I like most about Coach Fred is how he always stands up for his players. He is not afraid to use his voice to protect us.

What is your favorite high school softball moment or game so far?
My favorite softball moment is celebrating with my team after we earned a spot at state.

Are there any teams you look forward to playing next year? If so, why?
I am looking forward to playing against Heart River next year. We played them 5 times last year and I have become friends with a few players from that, so I think it will be fun to play against them again.

What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
Next season I am expecting that my team and I improve. We learned a lot last year and found our weaknesses, so I hope that we can work on them and go farther this season than we did last season.

Do you have a favorite pre-game or post-game meal?
I think my favorite pre/post game meal would be pizza.

Do you have any softball superstitions?

What is or would be your walk up song?
Here Comes the Boom by Nelly

Who is the funniest teammate you have?
My two funniest teammates are Berkley Selzler and Olivia Miller.

What is the coolest thing about your town?
The coolest thing about my town is probably the support that the community shows for its athletes.