While high school athletics are put on hold during the coronavirus outbreak, our sports staff has created a daily installment called “Senior Spotlight,” which aims to honor some of the local senior athletes whose seasons have been interrupted. Here is our question-and-answer spotlight with Magnolia West softball player Makaila Laroche:
Question: When did you get interested in your sport? Was there somebody who introduced it to you?
Laroche: I got interested when I was four. My cousin Brooke introduced it to me.
Q: What is your favorite part of your sport?
Laroche: My favorite part is being a part of the team no matter if I’m playing or not. I just like to be their and support everyone.
Q: What is your greatest memory from your childhood with the sport?
Laroche: When my cousin Alexa and I played on the same team, we won our first game of the season and our team decided to go out and eat CiCi’s pizza. We all had a sleepover afterwards.
Q: What is your greatest memory in high school with the sport?
Laroche: The bus ride home from away games.
Q: What person has had the greatest impact on your athletic career?
Laroche: My cousins Brooke and Alexa because they made me strive to want to be better than them since we all played together.
Q: After a hard day of practice or after a game, what is your go-to food or drink to replenish and why?
Laroche: I used to drink Vitamin Water and eat Subway after games, because it was a healthier choice than Chick-fil-A or Whataburger.
Q: What athlete do you want to meet and why?
Laroche: I want to meet Alex Bregman. He is one of my favorite players on the Astros. He’s a really good third baseman.
Q: Who’s the most famous athlete you have met? What was the experience was like?
Laroche: I have not met any athlete yet, but I would love to.
Q: What are your plans for after college? Will you continue playing your sport? What do you plan on studying?
Laroche: I plan on to continue with a business career in the housing industry.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?
Laroche: Graduated from college, living in my own house, and running my own business.