By Samantha Cavanagh
Leah Mele, a senior sociology major, is the middle infielder on the softball team and plays second base. So far, she had a great season.
Mele played baseball from the age of 3 to the age of 14, and she started playing softball in the seventh grade. Prior to becoming a Pioneer, she played on Longwood’s varsity softball team in high school, and on the LI Pride organization travel team. She also played volleyball and basketball.
Baseball was always important to Mele because her father was a baseball player. She started playing softball because she wasn’t allowed to play baseball as a female. Mele was able to play travel baseball for the Long Island
Mele looks up to and admires her brother, who passed away when she was younger. He was a baseball player as well. “I play this game for him and my mom [who] also passed away. Each game that I go out there and play are always for them,” Mele said. She wears her brother’s baseball number in honor of him when she plays
For Mele, the hardest part about being on the softball team is the amount of time and effort she puts into it every single day. The softball team practices almost
She also learns valuable life lessons from being on the team. “The team’s dynamic is
Mele considers her best game to be the one she played on March 24 against the University of Wilmington. She hit a