First-Year Sun Devils: Kristiana Watson
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.
Kristiana Watson is a two-time MaxPreps All-American and five-sport varsity player from Tucson, Arizona. Watson hit an incredible .736 with 31 home runs and 105 RBI's while hitting 35 doubles with a .797 on-base percentage and 1.709 slugging percentage in her first two seasons at Amphitheater High School. In her freshman year, Watson was named Arizona 4A Player of the Year, while also earning a 4A All-State and All-Arizona Team honor. The next season, Watson hit an amazing .716, with 14 home runs and 51 RBI. She was selected as a MaxPreps All-American, as well as 4A Offensive Player of the Year, as well as being named a finalist for Arizona Player of the Year.
Get to know the Arizona native and Arizona 4A Player of the Year, Kristiana Watson.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone from any era, who would it be and where?
Don Knots at The Regal Beagle
Q: One word to describe the feeling of putting on the ASU uniform for the first time:
Q: You have a chance to pick the brain of any coach of any sport for one hour....who is it?
Q: The happiest you have ever been in a game:
When I hit my first home run.
Q: Past Sun Devil (any sport) you wish you could have watched compete:
Q: Favorite song from your favorite artist?
Greatest Of All Time by New Found Glory
Q: What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Q: Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons' first live performance
Q: What's your favorite TV show and why?
Cobra Kai because it's awesome and a continuation of one of my favorite movies, The Karate Kid
Q: If you were a character on a TV show, which one would you be?
Phoebe Buffay from Friends
Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?
The Iron Butterfly
Q: If you could live during any time period when/where would it be and why?
L.A. in the 1900s
Q: What is the most important thing that a parent/grandparent taught you?
The importance of family
Q: What toppings do you get on your pizza?
Pepperoni and pineapple
Q: What was the first concert you attended?
The Jonas Brothers
Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Compassionate, Competitive, and a Homebody
Q: If you could be on any game show, which show would you choose?