Delainy Ogan: 12


Adoley Swaniker

Senior, Delainy Ogan, poses on the softball field. This year, Delainy will play her second season on the varsity team.

Averi Aburto, Writer

For senior Delainy Ogan, a second-year member of the varsity softball team, spring means not only warmer weather, but also a return to the field. This year, Ogan has risen to a leadership position as the starting shortstop and helped her team get back to the CIF Championship after a banner year in 2013-2014 season. After graduation, Ogan plans to continue her softball career at Santa Barbara Community College.

LL: How did you get into softball?

DO: I started playing softball because I grew up watching both of my older sisters play. Going to their games all the time made me realize that I wanted to play too.

LL: What’s your favorite softball memory?

DO: My favorite memory was winning the CIF Championship last year. It felt great to reach that goal after we put in so much hard work throughout the season.

LL: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from playing softball?

DO: I’ve come to realize that softball requires a lot of hard work, teamwork and communication and its taught me a lot about myself throughout the years.

LL: Do you have any pregame rituals?

DO:Before every game I get an Orange Carrot Karma from Jamba Juice and listen to my mains: Drake, J.Cole, Tyga and occasionally Lil’ Wayne.

LL: What advice do you have for younger players?

DO: Don’t give up when times get tough, because in the end it will all be worth it.