LRU Spotlight: Interview with Concordia Softball Commit, Sarah Aispuro

Sarah Aispuro is an infielder for Don Lugo High school and has committed to Concordia University in Nebraska. She has experience at 3rd base, 2nd base, and short stop and batted .330 during her season season. She was recognized as the team MVP her freshman year and Second-Team All-League her junior season.

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Sarah took time to talk about her background in softball, and her aspirations in the sport. She also takes time to speak on her commitment to Concordia University — check it out!

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When did you first fall in love with playing softball?

I first fell in love with softball when I was 4 years old. My mom had tried me in many sports at the age of 3, but as soon as I was introduced to softball, that ball would never come out of my hand.

Who was your role model in softball when you were growing up, and who was your role model outside of the sport during your childhood?

My role model in softball growing up, I never really had one. The only person who has ever truly been my role model is my mom, she pushed me to my limit every time she took me to practice, whether it be early in the morning or late at night, she would never let me go home till it was done! She’s a single mom with 2 kids, doing whatever she could to make my dream come true and there’s no one else in my mind that makes a better role model!

What’s the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you?

“When you’re not working hard, someone else always is.” As small of a quote it is, it’s super true. Ever since I’ve listened to those words, I give 110% everyday, and when I don’t practice, I condition as hard as I can, because I’m not ever going to let someone beat me out that didn’t work as hard as me. I thank my Coach Javi for that.

What was the most memorable game you played in your high school career, and why?

My most memorable game was after I had transferred and my first game back, we were tied against Montclair, and I was up and I had hit a walk off single and it just was the greatest feeling to be back and showing my team that I got them!

What is or what would be your walk-up song, and why?

Drop It Like it’s Hot by Snoop Dogg and because it makes me laugh every time.

Talk about your recruiting process. What led you to make the decision to commit to Concordia?

My recruiting process was SUPER long but totally worth it. I had a choice to attend another school, and the thing with my family is money. My uncle, who I was super close to, passed. He never used to talk about where he grew up because he was all about the kids, but Nebraska had came kinda out of no where, and I was soon to find out after that, that’s where he grew up as a child and stayed there for a long time. So in my eyes it was him showing me he’s here and will be with me there, he knew exactly where to put me! So I’m very grateful to have 10 people on the field with me instead of 9!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In the next 5 years I will still be at Nebraska, completing one more year of my masters! Hopefully, I’ll be interning at the police department to pursue my career as a Behavioral Analysis executive.

And to close, what’s the most important thing about you off the field that makes you a better player on the field?

I truly try every single day to better myself. I volunteer for my city on my days off from softball and I really try to spend as much time with my family as possible because they truly are my world. Also, I love being a part of clubs and making people laugh. I truly believe the player you are off the field makes you a better player on the field.

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