Mary Grabowski named WCC Player of the Week
SCOTT TOZZI | CONTRIBUTOR
University of San Diego catcher Mary Grabowski has been named the West Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week. This is the second time she has been honored with this achievement.
Grabowski was a key player during the Toreros’ three game matchup against the Loyola Marymount Lions, helping the team take two out of the three games. The veteran catcher went 4 for 9, with a .444 batting average and an RBI.
The San Diego native is a senior with a 3.1 GPA who will be graduating this semester with an undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies.
Her focus is to become an elementary school teacher, where she can make a difference by helping children who are underprivileged financially.
When asked about how playing college softball would benefit her after she graduates, Grabowski was quick to talk about the importance of being part of a team.
“Our team’s culture is realizing the impact it makes in the world around us,” Grabowski said. “There’s more to this team than just calling them my teammates. I value the times that we shared together, both as teammates and as friends. They are not just teammates to me, they are also family.”
Grabowski also mentioned that her dad has been a positive influence through her softball career at USD.
“He’s my hardest critic, but my biggest supporter,” Grabowski said. “My dad is my biggest fan and knowing how proud of me he is makes me strive harder.”
Grabowski is also a motivated student who has great work ethic, and a strong belief in positive team reinforcement. She is a welcomed presence in the Torero community and a real asset to her teammates and classmates.