HHS softball player Addison Draiss shares her experience

HHS softball player and rising senior Addison Draiss shares her experience


First, tell me a bit about yourself with any information you might share when you first meet someone. 

My name is Addison and I am going to be a senior this year at Helena High School where I play softball and volleyball.


What inspired you to start playing softball? How old were you when you started playing?

I started playing softball around 6 years old because I was a gymnast. I was not good, so I decided to try something new.


What is your favorite thing about playing softball as a part of the Huskies?

My favorite thing about playing with the Huskies is getting to play with my friends and the family atmosphere that is within the team.


What do you think is the most challenging thing about playing softball?

I think the most challenging thing about playing softball is accepting failure and not allowing it to bring down your confidence.


What is your favorite memory from this past season?

My favorite memory from this year was probably our last game in regionals when we punched our ticket to state.


The team had a remarkable season this year. What factors do you think contributed to your success?

A couple of factors that contributed to our success was how close we were bonded as a team and the ability to pick each other up if someone wasn’t playing their best.


How did it feel to go to state this year?

It felt great to go to state this year because it was something we had been preparing for all year and we always had that goal in the back of our mind.


When you’re not in school or playing softball, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy reading and playing pickleball with my friends in my free time.


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