2024_0328_SOFTBALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN (Courtesy Photo)

2024_0328_SOFTBALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN (Courtesy Photo)

Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Sofia Mottern-Salinas

Mottern-Salinas plays three positions and hit her second homer of the season against Mt. Rainier.

The Kent Reporter’s female athlete of the week for the week of April 19 is Kentwood High School junior Sofia Mottern-Salinas, fastpitch.

What is your favorite subject/class in school?

Music.

Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) favorite movies:

Mulan, Rouge One, Tangled, Star Trek: Voyage Home.

Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?

My mom.

You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?

Raspberry Iced Tea and Life Saver Gummies.

Describe your pre-game ritual:

Listening to music and getting my mind off the game, focusing on the good that’s happened in the day.

Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

In the Meantime, by Spacehog.

From the sidelines: Sofia is an amazing teammate and a very important part of our team. She fills multiple positions and always steps up when we need her, with a smile on her face. She has started in 3 different positions this season, and she hit her second home run of the season last week at Mount Rainier. She has one of the top batting averages on our team. She is an all-around great athlete, we are so proud of her and can’t wait to see how she finishes the season!


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