Ileana Aleman Character Sketch
Her love for the sport came when she was young girl and she knew then that she was going to play softball as long as possible. It was her father who first got her interested in softball and pushed her throughout her high school career. All of his motivation and her hard work paid off when she was named Newcomer of the Year her freshman year and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior in high school. These accomplishments led her to where she is today, playing as a Lady Razorback for the University of Arkansas.
She learned early in her career as a collegiate softball player that injuries can be detrimental to playing the sport she loved. During …show more content…
There were many times throughout her recovery process where she got discouraged and thought that she might not get to return to her favorite game. At first she saw her injury as a failure because she thought that she had let her teammates down. After some thought, and encouragement from her team, she decided to get back to training and slowly worked her way up to practices. She describes her injury as “one of the toughest struggles that she has had to face in her life,” but it has definitely made her love of the game grow immensely