5 questions with … Kendal Butterfield
Kendal Butterfield, Nevada Union softball’s senior shortstop, is leading the Lady Miners with 13 hits this season. She is a four-year letterwinner with the NU varsity softball program, even leading the team in batting as a freshman with .417 average with 20 hits. She also won three section titles as a setter with the Nevada Union volleyball team.
The Union’s sports writer Scott P. Hopper caught up with the future Colorado State Ram on April Fools’ Day for five questions … No joke.
Q. What was it like to be the 2009-10 Nevada Union Homecoming queen?
A. It was shocking. All I had done was be nice to people and have a smile on my face. I had no intention of winning. I didn’t even know I was nominated.
Q. Why don’t girls softball players wear hats?
A. Probably a lot of girls try to look girlie when playing the game. Guys just grow up wearing hats. NU’s (uniforms) doesn’t even have visors (hats).
Q. What are your expectations of college life?
A. It will be new and different. When I was at CS in October, it felt like home the moment I stepped on campus. I’m expecting it to turn out real well in the end.
Q. What was your impetus to not play volleyball and only play softball in your senior year?
A. I had finally committed to play at Colorado State and volleyball and softball have conflicts. I wanted to spend extra time on softball so I could do well in my freshman season.
Q. At what age did you know you were good at sports?
A. I first played softball when I was seven and when I was in the third grade I watched the College World Series and said I want to do that. My family is involved in sports. My sister is more of a natural athlete than I am and way better than me. For me, it was the love of the game.
– Scott P. Hopper,
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