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Get to Know: Jade Soto

Sep 27, 2022

Learn more about Jade Soto, an outfielder from Fort Myers, Fla. 

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What did you want to be when you were growing up?

What sport would you be playing if you were not playing softball?

What excites you most about softball?
How much our sport is growing and how it continues to push me everyday and create new boundaries that I never knew I could push myself to.

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Kelly Field?

Do you have any pregame rituals?
I have to put my left sock on first and then my right then my left shoe first. I don't re-tie my shoes unless I feel that I need a reset. When on-deck, I have a pre-bat ritual.

Favorite softball player growing up?
AJ Andrews

Favorite Beaver softball player growing up?

Favorite Oregon State uni combo?
Dark greys

At what age did you know you wanted to play college softball?
It was always a dream of mine but I think when I really put it into full gear and knew I wanted to pursue softball I was a freshman in high school.

What's your go-to ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip

What's your first memory of Oregon State softball?
Meeting my team for the first time and feeling so amazed about how so many people could make this program feel like home for me despite being on the opposite side of the country.

Which of your teammates could be a comedian?
Kristalyn Romulo

What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time?
Hang out with friends, go to the beach and spend time with my dog, Bean

What is one softball rule you would change or implement?
One softball rule I would change is being called out for leaving early and drop three strike.

If you could change places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
Kanye West - I think he is a creative genius and I want to know what goes through his mind.

What is something not many people know about you?
I was obsessed with the musical Hamilton. Despite having no musical talent, I wanted to be on Broadway. 

Who do you look up to the most?
My dad

What's the thing you love most about being a Beaver?
The pride I get to have every time i step on the field knowing I'm exactly where my little girl self dreamed of.

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