The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 17th student-athlete selected for the year is softball pitcher Maggie Goldberg.
Goldberg had a tremendous week in the circle for the WildCats. She pitched in three games, picking up two wins. Her top performance came in the final game of the week, in the nightcap of the twin bill with Wilson. She pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits and no runs. Goldberg pitched three 1-2-3 innings, and would have had three more if not for errors extending innings.
You went 2-0 this past week, including a gem against Wilson. How has your success and that of the team over the recent week set you and the team up for the rest of the season?
It's always exciting to win 1-0 ballgame in walk-off fashion, and since we're heading into conference play, I think this is a great game to build upon. The whole team played very well, and I know we can take that into ODACs.
What have you gained from being a part of this program?
Some wonderful teammates and friends, Coach Flinn really supports us on and off the field, and I've grown a lot since I transferred here last year.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
I love the small class sizes. Every Professor is so invested in helping us succeed.
How has being a student-athlete affected you?
Softball has always been a huge part of my life. It continues to teach me about determination, time-management, resilience and accountability.
What are your goals following graduation and how has being a part of this team and institution helped you so far?
I've spent the last the two summers as a marketing intern in New York City, and this summer I'll be heading to D.C. for another internship. I'm hoping to turn those experiences into a great job one day.
I believe being a student-athlete at a liberal arts college has helped me gain the confidence and perspective needed for these positions.
Anything else you would like to add.
I am a movement pitcher, not a strikeout pitcher, so any success I have is because our defense played great behind me. Also, after a few injuries, I am grateful for our athletic training staff for keeping me on the field.