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Samantha Rosenberg: WJ’s next Shohei Ohtani

Rosenberg throws a pitch against the Churchill Bulldogs. The game ended in a 7-3 win in favor of WJ.
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Rosenberg throws a pitch against the Churchill Bulldogs. The game ended in a 7-3 win in favor of WJ.

Varsity softball player junior Samantha Rosenberg balances high school softball, club hockey and being a junior in high school. With all the studying for SATs, ACTs, AP Exams and the grueling classes, Rosenberg does a great job of managing it, all while being a huge asset to her teams and their culture. This season, Rosenberg has been a force to be reckoned with putting up stats like 11.68 K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) and a .199 BAA (batting average allowed) on the mound along with a .447 batting average and a 1.044 OPS (on base plus slugging percentage) at the plate.
Rosenberg has been playing for the varsity team for three years now and has enjoyed every moment.
“My favorite part is the friendship and bonds that I make with my teammates,” Rosenberg said.
On top of WJ softball, Rosenberg also plays for the school hockey team. Club hockey comes at the end of her day after she’s finished everything else.
“It’s a lot. I’m really busy. It gets really overwhelming, I get tired a lot,” Rosenberg said.
When the end of the Icecats season overlaps with the beginning of the softball season, days begin to stretch as practices pile up.
“I had practice in the morning for hockey before school, then school, then WJ softball practice and then travel hockey practice,” Rosenberg said.
Even with Rosenberg’s packed schedule she still brings the team so much energy.
“Sami brings confidence and courage to the team. She’s the kind of person who will call it as they see it. She uses this to bring the team together,” junior Carly Gilder said.
As a junior Rosenberg has roped in the freshman and really made them a part of the team and its culture.
“The best part of playing with Sami is knowing she is someone I can always talk to and joke around with,” freshman Elizabeth Borissow said.
Many see her as one to take on a potential leadership role for next year with her skill and charisma.
“She is very likable and with her skill level I think many of the underclassmen look up to her,” Gilder said.
Rosenberg has had many amazing moments on the field, but there are definitely some that stand out more than others.
“My favorite memory was winning regionals freshman year. It was pretty cool,” Rosenberg said.
Without softball, her day-to-day would look a little different, maybe less crammed.
“I do play hockey and I’m busy a lot but if I had to play another sport I’d be a catlaxkilla,” Rosenberg said.
Since she was little, Rosenberg has been on the field and strives for success. If given the chance she would take a role on the Georgetown softball team in a heartbeat. To have this drive you need a role model and someone to push you to always be your best.
“My dad. I look up to him for sure,” Rosenberg said.

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