Eagle Athlete Spring Spotlight: Gabriela Ortega
(Girl’s Volleyball and Softball)
By April Zavala
Senior Gabriela Ortega is John Glenn High School’s star softball player who is known for her fascinating pitching skills that often leave her opponents stunned. She has played softball all four years of high school and is considering playing in college.
Aside from softball, she has also played volleyball all four years of high school. She played middle position for the team and won us our very first game with an ace! She is captain of both teams and plays both sports extremely well while balancing school work and homework on top of it all, which is what makes her our Spotlight Athlete for spring.
Q: How do you feel having been chosen for our Spotlight Athlete?
A: I think it feels good! It is a demonstration of all the hard work I put into the softball field every day.
Q: Considering how young everyone on the team is, what is it like being a mentor/role model to them?
A: I think it is a good thing because my coaches believe I can help whenever they need me to step up; although it can also be a challenge since they don’t always take things seriously.
Q: What are your plans after high school?
A: My plans after high school are to continue my education and hopefully become a surgical nurse or an registered nurse.
Q: If you could play any sport other than softball or volleyball, what sport would you be interested in playing?
A: I think it would be soccer. I’ve never tried to play but it seems really fun. All the plays and cool tricks they do seem intriguing.
Q: What song is stuck in your head at the moment?
A: A song that is currently stuck in my head is “Who’s that Girl?” by Eve.