Q-and-A with Alex Wyss, Joliet Catholic softball
May 21, 2012 6:54PM
Alex Wyss, Joliet Catholic softball
Updated: July 2, 2012 8:15AM
Wyss, a senior center fielder, enjoys working at Splash Station and Duke’s Catering as well as working out and hanging with friends.
All the Class 3A Joliet area teams are in the same regional at Lemont. What do the Angels have to do to be successful?
It’s going to be tough, but if we pull together we’ll be fine. We have to minimize our errors. Our record (16-19) isn’t where we want it, but the postseason is a new season.
How did the regular season go?
We lost seven starters from last year (a 23-13 team), so we have a really young team and that’s been hard sometimes. We have two freshman starting in Ashley Beck at shortstop and Josie Henderson at third, and those are hard positions to play.
If you could have one player from another local school on your team, who would it be?
Amanda Wilson from Providence. Because I’m the backup pitcher on the team and I don’t like to pitch, so Amanda could be the backup pitcher instead.
When you come back to Joliet Catholic five years from now to visit the team, what is the first story you’re going to tell about coach Dave Douglas?
The time we were cleaning up and he said that if he beat our pitcher, Mallory Goulding, in a race, that we didn’t have to run. I’ve never seen coach Douglas run so fast, but Mallory still beat him.
Are you a Cubs fan or Sox fan?
A White Sox fan. Basically my whole family is and every year we go to a Sox game on or by my birthday. This year we’re going (against the Cubs) on my golden birthday, June 18.
Have you committed to a college yet?
I just committed to UIC on Thursday. I was going to go to Indiana Wesleyan, but that was too far from home. So I decided to stick closer and play at UIC.
If you could take one celebrity to prom, who would it be and why?
Channing Tatum, because he’s good looking and funny. He’s got the whole package.
As told to Randy Whalen