Binghamton Softball Up-Close Player Profiles
Senior infielder/outfielder Michelle Olivieri
the 2009 season, Binghamton softball players will be featured
in up-close player profiles that will seek to provide
in-depth information and insight that goes beyond the press releases
and media guide.
memorable BU moment: Playing against UMBC and getting what
seemed to be every other ball playing left field (for one of
the first times) and being able to get the job done.
My pregame superstition: Wearing my purple Under Armour
head band, it was splitting a Butterfinger before every game
with some teammates but this year it will have to be something
Butterfingers are too bad for you.
My first memory of softball: Standing in left field at
age 5 playing with the flowers watching the ball fly over my
What is your favorite part about your sport: It keeps
me in shape (besides that it's what I love).
Pre-game ritual: Talk to my parents right before the game,
Stretch with Kolo on the fence, Have a motivational talk with
Sandy for our "game plan," Get in a circle as a team
and do a pump-up chant.
reason why I wear my jersey number: 13 wasn't available at
the time and I just turned 21 that year so I chose that number.
My biggest athletic thrill: Winning the State Championship
when I played 10 & under Little League in North Carolina
What do you see yourself doing after Binghamton: Continue
on to get my masters.
Childhood idol: MacGyver.
My best non-athletic talent: Cooking.
Favorite sports movie: Miracle.
Growing up I pretended I was: Storm from X-Men.
had the greatest impact on my life: My family, I am
who I am today because of them.