Jan. 26, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - The Cardinal welcomes eight freshmen to the squad this year. GoStanford.com will profile each of them throughout the season. First up, get to know infielder Erin Ashlby.
My goals for this season are: to help the team win a national title.
A moment in my life I will always remember: losing my grandma to cancer.
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown [La Crescenta, Calif.]: the look on people’s faces when they act like they have some knowledge of where you live.
My first impression of Coach Rittman was: Tough.
Talent I would most like to have: To be able to sing.
My parents’ occupations are: Dentist and business manager.
Favorite napping spot: The new La-Z-Boy chair in our TV room at home.
The perfect meal includes: ice tea/lemonade, guacamole and salsa, macaroni and cheese, green tea ice cream and skirt steak.
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Alaska.
The first sport I ever played was: soccer.
The person I would most like to meet is: Carrie Underwood.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: time management is essential. Everyone has work that just has to be done.
My sports hero growing up was: Mia Hamm.
My earliest sports memory is: playing tee-ball with the boys.
I collect: shopping bags and used perfume bottles.
In my off time, I’m most likely to be found: sleeping or watching reruns of my favorite TV shows.
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I’m scared of the dark.
The best thing about Stanford is: the environment of AWESOMENESS.
Least Favorite Food: Vegetables that are green, except spinach.
My favorite movie: Remember the Titans, Seven Pounds, and The Blind Side.
My favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars, 90210, One Tree Hill and Jerseylicious.
Favorite city: Malibu, Calif.
Ten years from now I hope to: have a family and be doing something I love.
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Hot Pockets.
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: Anaheim (at the time) Angels.
The place I’d most like to visit: Florence, Italy.
I’m afraid of: sharks and snakes.
Over the summer, I: visited Canada and went on a cruise to Alaska.
Hidden talent: Putting on screen covers without leaving a single bubble.
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Hawai'i.
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: my room and Palm Drive.
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Rhetoric of Bio Med Ethics.
I’m most thankful for: my eyesight.
Best book I have ever read: The Great Gatsby.
My favorite thing to do on campus is: go fountain hopping (when its warm enough outside so you don’t freeze to death).
My funniest teammate is: Cassandra “Boo” Roulund.
The sport I am the worst at is: golf.
The best advice I ever received was: Control what you can control and let the rest go.
My biggest pet peeve is: people who can’t pick up their own trash.
My most embarrassing moment was: attempting to give someone a hug that apparently didn’t know me.
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: we have more than talent. We have great chemistry and each other’s backs on and off the field.