South’s Reyna ready for final go-round

HARLINGEN — Four-year Harlingen South softball player Ashley Reyna is excited to be in the playoffs for the final time in her high school career.

The Lady Hawks will lock horns with the Lady Cougars of Edinburg North in a one-game playoff tonight at Edinburg North with the first pitch set for 7:30 p.m.

Reyna signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Houston-Victoria this past December and then helped lead the Lady Hawks to a 9-5 district record.

Q: The Lady Hawks are set for the playoffs. As a senior, what’s it like to be back for one final time?

A: I’m really looking forward to it. It feels good making it back to the playoffs all four years playing for Harlingen South.

Q: How tough was it playing in District 32-6A with both Weslaco and San Benito?

A: Our team didn’t see it as tough. We just play and see them like any other team in our district.

Q: You play first base. Have you always played that position and how tough is it?

A: It’s a pretty tough position. It comes down to sometimes catching a bad throw or a hard hit ball right at you.

Q: What did it mean to you to sign with the University of Victoria-Houston?

A: It just meant that my hard work is continuing to pay off and that my softball career isn’t over yet. I’m looking forward to what college life has for me at UHV.

Q: What will be the biggest challenge as a college athlete?

A: The biggest challenge will be keeping up with being a student first and then an athlete.

Q: Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?

A: Just listening to my pre-game playlist and praying before our team hits the field.

Q: Who is your favorite softball player and why?

A: My favorite softball player is the right fielder for LSU, Bailey Landry. She just has the confidence and focus when she steps on a softball field, and that’s what every player should have when playing this sport.

Q: Do you watch the Woman’s College World Series?

A: Yes. That’s my favorite thing to watch in the summer.

Q: Best walk-up song you’ve had?

A: ‘Congratulations’ by Post Malone

Q: Best memory at Harlingen South?

A: Our senior night against Rivera. It just made me realize that high school doesn’t last forever so make every moment count with your teammates.