Timeout with Alex Morocco

Alex Morocco, center field, is a senior from River Forest and is enrolled in the College of LA&S. Her junior year she led her team with 54 hits and had 17 multiple hit games. She is a three-time selection for the Big East All-Academic Team. She started 61 games as a freshman and appeared in center field 69 times, a school record. Morocco is currently batting .406, with 13 RBI and eight extra base hits.

Q: How many years have you been playing softball?

A: I started playing when I was ten.

Q: How did you get started?

A: I think my dad just signed me up, he was one of my coaches.

Q: Why did you choose DePaul?

A: I choose DePaul because actually I use to take lessons from Liz, which is my coach now. Also a lot of my past coaches growing up were DePaul alumni, so I already had that connection with DePaul.

Q: What is your major and how did you decide on it?

A: Psychology. I choose it probably because of sports. How people develop mental toughness and mental game has always interested me.

Q: What is the hardest part about being a student-athlete?

A: Definitely time management. It’s easier now that I’m older, but freshman year it was difficult.

Q: What is the most memorable moment you have had on the field?

A: Probably when we beat Alabama my freshman year and then also when we beat Washington my junior year because they were No. 1 in the country at the time.

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment as a player?

A: When we made first-team All-Big East my junior year.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals?

A: Lately I have been listening to the same song on my iPod. It’s “No Sleep” by Wiz Khalifa.

Q: Do you ever get nervous?

A: I always do, but that’s part of the fun.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I like to sleep. Also, I like to paint. I don’t get to paint much during the season, but I do enjoy it.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: I would have to say “Dexter,” probably because it’s got the whole psychology aspect to it.

Q: What professional sports do you watch? What’s your favorite team?

A: I watch the Bulls, I watch the Cubs and some Blackhawks, too