Meet the New Beavers: Paige Hall

Jan. 21, 2009

The 2009 Oregon State softball season is quickly approaching, and the Beavers welcome five new faces to the team this season. Paige Hall, a pitcher from Portland, Ore., was the third to sit down and answer questions about the transition to college, what the upcoming season has in store and just let the fans get to know her off of the field.


So far, how do you like Oregon State?

I love it. I’m from Portland, so I love Oregon State. I love the coaches and the team. Everyone is really friendly here, so I feel that it’s easy to accommodate, so I just love it.


Why did you choose Oregon State, and what other schools were you looking at?

I chose Oregon State because of the family atmosphere here. When I came on my visit everyone was really nice and welcoming, and it’s close to home so my parents can come to all of the games. I felt like this was just a perfect fit. I was also looking at Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin and Portland State.


What are your personal goals for the season?

My personal goals are to play and do well and to stay confident when I do get my opportunity. I don’t want to let my team down when I get out there and play and to win every game I pitch.


Does having Mary Claire Brenner here help with the transition to college?

It does. We basically came in here not knowing anyone on the team, but I felt 10 times more comfortable with her being here. We were there for each other so it made it a lot easier.


What’s the hardest thing about college softball?

It’s 10 times more intense up here than ASA or high school ball. The commitment is a lot tougher with the time management between school and softball. It’s just way more intense.


What’s the hardest thing about college in general?

The hardest thing has been being away from my family.


What’s your favorite thing about college?

My favorite thing about college is being around new people and the variety of people. I came from Jesuit High School, which is a Catholic private school, and now being in a bigger public school has been just awesome. I’ve met so many people here that I wouldn’t have met in a smaller, private school.


What are you looking forward to most this season?

I’m looking forward to traveling and playing Pac-10 schools because it’s so competitive, and I’ve never been a part of that before. Playing a national championship team like Arizona State, I just think that’s awesome.


10 Fun Facts About Paige Hall

·         The one song I can’t get out of my head is “Troublemaker” by Akon.

·         My favorite team as a kid was the Denver Broncos.

·         My favorite meal is Taco Bell chalupas and bean burritos with no onions.

·         My dream date is LaMarcus Aldridge.

·         My favorite place on the Oregon State campus is Arnold Dining Center.

·         The trip I look forward to the most this season is Arizona.

·         The website I visit the most is blackboard.

·         The talent I’d most like to have is to be a gymnast.

·         The thing I want to do more than anything else is win the College World Series.

·         My favorite athlete to watch in another sport is Derek Jeter.


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Since 2000 over $115 million in facility and program enhancements have been completed for Beaver sports with another $40 million currently planned.


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