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BSC STAFF: How’s it going mon? LOL
Shalene: A quick lesson BSC, in my country you would say “wa gwan” which means “What’s up” and I would say “evry ting alrite BSC” which means “It’s all good BSC”. lol
BSC STAFF: You are obviously from the islands, which one?
Shalene: I’m from the best Island in the Caribbean, were there’s fun in the sun, clear sandy beaches, good food, friendly people, where the party goes until you say when. Where women go to get their groove back and men go to get that good good. The Country that holds the world record in the men's 100 & 200 meters. You know where I’m talking, everyone say it with me now “ JAMAICA ”
BSC STAFF: There are a lot of great baseball players that come out of the Caribbean’s, is the same true for softball players as well?
Shalene: Caribbean people are naturally talented, and as a player from the Caribbean my aim is to be one of the best female softball payers, so to answer your question BSC, yes it’s the same for softball.
BSC STAFF: What other sports have you played?
Shalene: I’ve done track and field (naturally!!! I’m from Jamaica, that’s what we do) and I also play racquet ball, another sport I’m really passionate about.
BSC STAFF: How long have you been playing softball?
Shalene: 2010 will be my third year on the circuit, so altogether five years.
BSC STAFF: How did you get started?
Shalene: I started as a catcher on my church league, filling in per the team was short female players, turned out that I liked playing therefore I went back the following week. After the church league was over, a female team was formed called black sox, where I moved from catcher to outfield.
BSC STAFF: How long have you been playing for the St. Louis Heat?
Shalene: I’ve been playing with the St Louis Heat for the past two years, this coming season 2010 will be my third year.
BSC STAFF: So what have you been up to since the season ended?
Shalene: Working, spending time with my son Aldain, getting to know my honey Kenny, Playing racquet ball, practicing with the team, doing fundraisers, playing indoor softball and working out.
BSC STAFF: The Heat has always been at or near the top in the women’s division, even playing Competitive in the past, what is the secret to the Heat’s success?
Shalene: No secret!!! We have a devoted team (we are a family), working hard to be the best by playing fair and great coaches. (Coaches Pip & Irv)
BSC STAFF: The Heat plays a lot on the open circuit as well, give us your thoughts on the difference between the two for them?
Shalene: Hands down BSC is the better circuit. It’s professionally ran, great organization, more competition, love the fact that it’s moving closer to St Louis, the BSC staff is wonderful and friendly, love that you are amongst everyone and always accessible. And every year there is something bigger and better to look forward to.
BSC STAFF: Chicago was your first BSC experience, what was that like for you?
Shalene: My first BSC tournament was great. We had a great time, the fields were nice. Loved that we were close to home, the drive wasn’t too long. Chicago is really the Windy City, we were all dusty after, but it was all worth it. lol
BSC STAFF: Are you looking forward to next year?
Shalene: OMG!!!! I can’t wait to hit the dirt, when I’m not playing I feel lost. Loving that BSC has added more tournaments in the Midwest. Good looking out Clay.
BSC STAFF: We always ask if you could change one thing about the circuit, what would it be?
Shalene: For Teams to play fair. I know you said one, but I also feel undefeated teams, should remain on the best fields.
BSC STAFF: Ok, that's a wrap, any shout outs?
Shalene: First thanks to BSC for letting an unknown like myself be heard or in this case “read” lol. To my son for understanding when mommy has to be gone most weekends, my boo Kenny Mac #22 Jelly Boys, my great coaches Pip & Irv, The best team on the circuit St Louis Heat “My Opinion” all the St Louis Teams, all the supporters of the St Louis Heat Ladies and THE HATERS TOO, everyone that has supported our fundraisers and to our sponsor 50 Yard Line What’s up Mike. And to the entire BSC family, One Love, and good luck in 2010.
P.S. For those of you in the Lou not going to the MLK Classic in Orlando, the STL HEAT is having all you can drink Martini's $5 and $1 Beer at the 50 Yard Line on Bellfountaine Rd. January 15th Come out and hang with us. You can get your tickets from any STL HEAT lady or coach.