July 1, 2014
Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is senior softball player Ali Cleinmark.
NAME: Ali Cleinmark
HOMETOWN: Normal, Ill.
DESCRIBE COACH DePOLO: She is quiet, but she is one of those people that is always thinking.
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Yadier Molina
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals
BEST PART OF ARMY SOFTBALL: Still having a family even though we are all away from home.
FAVORITE FIELD TO PLAY ON: University of Georgia
OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: Boston
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: CLDT in the field here, going home to help my mom move to Florida and see family and friends for a month, and then shadowing a 2LT at FT Bliss with Attack Aviation for 3 weeks.
TO RELAX, I: Listen to music or go on long runs
FAVORITE MEAL: Pulled pork with mac and cheese
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Disney World
MY IPOD HAS: Mainly country and 90's Christian music
FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: National Anthem
FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: The people here are all amazing in their own way. Everyone has something special about them.
DESCRIBE ARMY SOFTBALL: We are a family and we play like it. We will always be there for each other on and off the field.
ARMYS OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2015 WILL BE: Alee Rashenskas
ARMY'S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2015 WILL BE: Caroline Smith
WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPISE PEOPLE IN 2015: Alex Gaff
WHO IS STRONGEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Bernadette Cardon
WHO IS FASTEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Tyler McKinney
WHO IS FUNNIEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Savanna Aversa
WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKLEY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Jewels Steurer
WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY: Illinois State because I grew up watching them and I was a bat girl for them when I was little.
I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: 112
2014 Getting to Know Archive