Feb. 23, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - The Cardinal welcomes eight freshmen to the squad this year. GoStanford.com will profile each of them throughout the season. In this edition get to know outfielder Alyssa Lombardo.
A moment in my life I will always remember: The moment when I found out I had been accepted into Stanford University.
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: Bethlehem Steel
Talent I would most like to have: The ability to sing and dance.
Favorite napping spot: My bed.
The perfect meal includes: My mom's homemade shrimp and broccoli risotto, spicy sweet potato baked wedges, salad with green apple, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette and rice pudding for dessert.
My favorite thing about our team is: How much fun we have whenever we are together.
The furthest from home I have ever been is: San Francisco, CA
The first sport I ever played was: Basketball
The person I would most like to meet is: Jesus
Superstitions/pregame rituals: I always wear a bow in my hair
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Get a job I enjoy and start a family.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to be a defensive bike rider.
My sports hero growing up was: Caitlin Lowe
In my off-time, I'm most likely to be found: Napping or listening to music.
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I'm a black belt in karate.
The best thing about Stanford is: The people you meet.
Least Favorite Food: Tofu
My favorite movie: Any movie by Nicholas Sparks
My favorite TV show: Seinfeld & Everybody Loves Raymond
Favorite city: Boston, MA
Ten years from now I hope to be: Happy and healthy
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Omelets and protein shakes
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: NY Yankees & NY Giants
The place I'd most like to visit: Italy
I'm afraid of: Losing people who are close to me.
Hidden talent: Drawing
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Stanford University
Best book I have ever read: Mind Gym
My parents were right when they told me: Time goes by fast so make the most of it.
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It offers the best combination of academics and athletics.
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Walk around and through Lake Lagunita.
The sport I am the worst at is: Swimming
My favorite softball memory is: Playing at Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC for ASA Gold Nationals.
The best advice I ever received was: Take advantage of every opportunity you are given.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people walk on the inside lanes of the track.
Favorite midnight snack: Chicken fingers, waffle fries, and a blueberry milkshake from Lag Late Night.
My most embarrassing moment was: Leaning too far and falling across the finish line as a freshman at the state track and field championships.