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Two-minute drill: Hailey Reed

Position: Infielder

Year: Senior

Hometown: New Palestine, IN

How long have you been playing softball?

I have been playing softball since the age of 5. I began playing softball because I enjoyed being active and playing with my friends.

If you could spend the day with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

If I could spend the day with anyone, I would definitely pick my Dad's mother because I am told that I resemble her in a lot of ways, and I wish that I got the chance to know the woman that raised my dad.

Who is your funniest teammate?

It is very hard for me to just pick one person on my team who I think is the funniest, but I would definitely have to say Lauren Anderson. She says whatever comes to her mind and most of the time it's what everyone else is thinking. She is very sarcastic, like me, and has some of the best punch lines.

Do you have any weird pregame rituals?

Miami softball has many pregame rituals, but I think one of the most bizarre rituals that I have is with our second basemen Eryn McCarver. After Eryn and I take pregame infield reps, we go over to the line where the coach's box is drawn and set our gloves down at the exact same time and we don't pick them up until we are completely finished with warmups. I'm not sure how this came about it's just something that we have done for the past three years.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, which teammate or coach would you want to have with you?

I would want to be stranded with Jenna Jones, purely for the fact that she is the most out-doorsy female I have ever met, and I know that she would not only keep me alive with her survival skills, but she would also keep me entertained.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I have always wanted to visit Australia. I think it would be amazing to see kangaroos and koala bears.

What's something people don't know about you or a non-sports related talent you have?

I'm not sure if this is me being weird or if it is a talent, but I remember a lot of funny movie quotes and love to quote them with my teammates and friends. I love making people laugh.

If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?

If I could pick any superpower, I would pick flying because who doesn't want to fly?