Timeout with Sean Plese

Sean Plese is a senior elementary education student from Plainfield, Ill. She plays outfield for DePaul Softball. Plese, who played at Joliet West High School, started in 30 games her junior year and finished her senior year with a .357 batting average.

Q: How long have you been playing softball?

A: I started playing softball when I was six years old.

Q: What do you hope do to with your elementary education degree?

A: I want to be a 1st grade teacher.

Q: Do you plan on playing softball after you graduate DePaul?

A: Not competitively. I might join a recreation league for fun.

Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one stylish accessory, what would it be? Why?

A: Probably a headband to keep my hair out of my face.

Q: When you’re not eating healthy to prepare for the season, what is your favorite junk food to eat?

A: Great question. I like a lot of unhealthy foods. But I really like popcorn and anything fried, like chicken strips and fries.

Q: During your leisure time, on a sunny day, would you wear a baseball cap or sun glasses? Why?

A: Sun glasses for sure. I like big sunglasses. Baseball caps are not really my thing.

Q: Do you like yourself better as a blonde or brunette? Why?

A: I like being blonde better but it is harder to keep up with. I think blonde fits my bubbly personality better.

Q: Are you scared to graduate or ready to face the real world?

A: I am not necessarily scared but I do wish I had more time here. I have really enjoyed the student-athlete experience.

Q: Will you keep in touch with the other softball players after you leave DePaul? Why or why not?

A: Of course! I love my teammates. This year was my favorite year. Everybody got along so well. I’ll miss them a lot.

Q: Do people ever mistake you for being a man without having met you, because of your first name? What do you tell them and where does your name come from?

A: Yes. Most of my professors read the roster and see my name but are shocked when they first meet me and see that I’m not a guy. I usually just laugh. But my dad named me Sean after a favorite actress of his.