By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
For Melvindale Cardinal senior Emily Biggott this spring will not be her last time to play softball. Emily will be playing in college at Madonna University.
She pitches and plays shortstop for softball and she was a setter for volleyball.
“I’m lucky and had the chance to have my dad coach me in softball since I was younger,” Emily said. “He was always there to push me and help me improve.”
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Macdonald. Even though she has only had him for 2 classes these past 4 years, he has always been there for her with anything she needed and she knew she could always go to him for help.
Some of her favorite musical artists are AJR and Wallows. She likes to draw and ride bikes with her friends in the summer.
“The thing I like most about Madonna is the campus and how far it is from home,” she said. “The campus is beautiful and it’s far enough away to feel like I’m on my own but close enough for my friends and family to come and watch me play at the next level.”
She plans to major in Forensic Science. “My goals for college are to succeed in the classroom and keep my grades up,” she said. “On the field, my goal is to work as hard as possible and hopefully be able to start as a Freshman.”
She can’t wait to play her last high school season in softball.
“I am super excited for the spring,” she said. “This spring is the last time I will play with the same people I’ve played with since I was little, and I plan to make the most of it. It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that it’s coming to an end but it makes the season that much more special.”
She said some of her best friends are Hailey Holbrook, Rylee Kurpowic, Samantha Wolnowski, Karina Gregory, and Abby Kapala. “My parents are Matt and Marcy Biggott, and my sister is Jessica Biggott.”
Her advice to younger athletes is solid. “My advice for younger athletes is to always push yourself to be better, even if it means working on things by yourself sometimes,” she said. “There are always things you can do to improve not only for yourself, but to help your team too.”