From Sidelines To The Field: Athlete Spotlight

From Sidelines To The Field: Athlete Spotlight

Alorah Leinenbach, Beat Investigator

Freshman, Cayden Sidman recently switched from cheerleading to softball. I spoke with her to find out what changed in her routines and how her sports life is now.

What made you want to switch sports?

I wanted to see what it was like doing a different sport and seeing what it’s like being on-field playing softball.

What position did you hold on cheer and what are you now on softball?

In cheer, I was a base and now I am mostly in the outfield.

Do you regret changing sports?

I do miss being a cheerleader but being on the field is such a new change to me and I’m loving it. So I don’t regret it.

Is there a main difference between the two sports?

In softball, we are all working as a team to try to stop the other players from winning. And in cheer, you really only work with your stunt group. So the main difference from the two is how hard you have to work.

How long were you a cheerleader and how long do you want to do softball for?

I was a cheerleader for 4 years and I am really hoping to do softball till senior year.

What’s one thing you want to accomplish this year in softball?

Probably being able to either run faster or being a pitcher or something like that.

Have you made any new friends being on the team?

Yes, some of my friends actually were already on the team before I moved there.

What do you like most about softball?

Probably being on the field and catching the ball and all the people on the team are always there for each other.