Name: Mollie Bates.
School: Princeton High School.
Date/place of birth: July 28, 1996, Peru.
Family: Dad - Joe, Mom - Jody, brother - Levi, sister - Katie.
Sports: Volleyball and softball.
Favorite sport and why: I really can’t choose. They’ve both given me so many unforgettable memories.
Likes: Ice cream, shopping, babies and weddings.
Dislikes: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, rude people and spiders.
Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My dad. He’s always been there for me and pushed me to do my best.
Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom. She’s my go-to for advice, and she always supports me in everything I do.
If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: cell phone.
People would be surprised to know: that this week has been the only time in my entire life that I’ve EVER missed a practice or game because of an injury, and it’s absolutely terrible!
I stay home to watch: Law and Order: SVU
When I need luck for a big game, I: talk to my dad and eat a Hershey’s bar.
The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Taylor Clark. She says the funniest things out of nowhere.
What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: “She was a senior?
Most embarrassing moment: When I got two out of the three outs in one inning. I got out at home and then was put in as a pinch runner because I was the last out. Then, I got out at home again. It was the worst!
Most unforgettable moment: The first time my Blaze team won a tournament. I remember everything from that championship game, and getting first was the most satisfying feeling in the world.
Ultimate sports fantasy: Being able to play volleyball and softball with the girls I’ve grown up playing with forever.
What I would like to do in life: Find a job that I really love, travel the world, and have a family.
Three words that best describe myself: Perfectionist, considerate, happy.