Matador Minute with Jaclyn Rymer

March 2, 2010

What are your thoughts on the season so far?
"Right now, I think we're doing pretty well, especially compared to where we started. I think things are really starting to click and we're getting contributions from our offense, defense and pitching."

What was it like playing a tripleheader against Michigan State?
"It was the first time I had ever done that. It helped that we won the first two games, but by the third I think we were a little tired. Still, we didn't put too much pressure on ourselves. We went out, played our game and had fun."

Can you talk about the six seniors on the team and sharing your final season with them?
"It's nice to have that support system. Everyone brings something different and we all have our own personalities. You really get to know each other over four years time, both on and off the field."

What are your team and personal goals for the rest of the season?
"Our team goal is to win the Big West Conference. We have a list of goals up in our locker room. Personally, I want to end the year on a good note. I don't know if I'll play following this season, and I want to end my time in softball with some good memories."

Do you have a favorite memory over your time with CSUN Softball?
"Truthfully, I hope the best memory has yet to come. Not that I don't have lots of good memories, but I really hope we save the best for last."

What are you going to miss the most about graduating?
"Definitely the team. They are like your family in a way. It's a love/hate relationship with the game, but I know I'll also miss playing."

What are your thoughts on the two captains, Amanda Pitzenberger and Lauren Olivas?
"I think they compliment each other. Lauren is a great motivational speaker and really knows how to pump us up before a game. Amanda has perfect timing when it comes to telling a joke, lightening the mood or calming everybody down."

Can you talk about the 2010 home schedule?
"I think it's awesome, especially because it's the last year for six of us. We should be able to get a lot of fans and our families will be able to come out to see us play. It's always more comforting to play at your home field."

What are your thoughts on the 2010 schedule?
"I don't think it's a secret that we're playing a very tough schedule. I do think that the schedule we play will only help us when the Big West season starts."

What are your future goals once you graduate?
"Well, first I have to graduate. That's the main goal. Then once that happens, I'd like to find a job and do some travel. I am majoring in journalism, so a job in that field, anything that encourages writing, would be great. I don't mind jumping around; I don't feel like I need to settle right into a 9-5 job. I'd like to try and dabble in different things."

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