First Year Sun Devils: Kailee Luschar
TEMPE -- Looking forward to the 2021 season, we sat down with the new faces of Sun Devil Softball for a physically distanced Q&A. The freshman class, made up of two outfielders, three infielders, a catcher and a pitcher, was named the No. 12 recruiting class by FloSoftball, and is comprised of players from four different states. Head coach Trisha Ford and team also welcomes one junior transfer for a total of eight first-time Sun Devils.
A four-year varsity standout for Carson High School, Luschar is a three-time All-League recipient who played in 98 games hitting .505 with 151 hits with the Colts. In summer 2020, Luschar was named the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year. She led the state of Nevada in stolen bases, while also ranking second in batting average. Luschar burst on the scene in her freshman season in 2016, appearing in 31 games where she hit at a .480 clip with 48 base knocks and 36 runs scored. In her sophomore season, she continued her torrid play, this time making 33 appearances and recording 48 hits and 50 runs scored.
Get to know the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year, Kailee Luschar:
Q: What is something unique about your hometown?
It's right by lake Tahoe.
Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Arizona?
Q: What sold you on Arizona State?
The coaches & weather.
Q: Best softball memory?
Playing with my sister in high school ball
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of softball?
Hiking, traveling, and napping.
Q: If you had to play another sport what would you choose?
Q: What do you enjoy about ASU most?
Q: What is your go to mantra?
powerful dreams inspire powerful actions
Q: Something many people might not know about you?
I can do a headstand for a while
Q: How do you typically spend your off days?
Going to the pool or finding a fun new thing to do around Tempe
Q: What about your jersey number is significant to you?
00 is just a cool number
Q: Goal you aspire to achieve as a Sun Devil?
Be a national champ
Q: A pro tip on how you balance school and athletics?
Do your homework before you have practice
Q: Favorite ballpark food?
Q: What is your dream vacation?
Backpacking across the world.
Q: Who is your biggest hero?
All of my family