February 29, 2012

Meet Your Islanders: Softball's Karissa Haleman

Newcomer Karissa Haleman is a freshman on the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team. She currently holds a .500 batting average in four games with the Islanders. Through her high school career she led her team to three District Championships and registered 21 doubles with a .549 batting average. As a junior in high school Haleman was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State.

Q: What do you want to do when you graduate?

A: I want to be a Speech Pathologist and work with little kids.

Q: Do you have any game superstitions or rituals?

A: I put my right cleat on before left.  When I'm on third base and I take ground balls, I don't step on the line. When I'm up to bat I have to draw a line above home plate and I look at my bat before I hit.

Q: What do you like the most about your coach?

A: How energetic, loud and excited she gets. It's very positive to be around.

Q: What is your most memorable game?

A: In one of my high school games I was able to battle through one of my at-bats that really helped turn the game around.

Q: Do you have any personal goals this season?

A: To try and hit above .300 for my batting average and play hard for my team.

Q: How would your teammates describe you?

A: Very interesting

Q: Do you have any nicknames?

A: K-riss, K-rock

Q: Who is your favorite player?

A: Derek Jeter

Q: What are your hobbies outside of softball?

A: I enjoy shopping and hanging out with my family and friends.

Q: What is something most people may not know about you?

A: I like to sing in the shower sometimes.

Q: What is the best thing about playing for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi?

A: We are a family and we get along.

Q: If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?

A: Hawaii

This or That:

Quote: "Live life to the fullest"

Cake or Icecream: Cake

Beach or Lake: Beach