NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Giulia FAMILY NAME : Bollini BIRTH DATE : 29/07/1994 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Bollate CLUB TEAM : Bollate SC ITALIAN REGION : Lombardy POSITION : Pitcher and shortstop FAMILY : My family is made up by me, my mother Francesca, my father Roberto, my sister Rossella and my brother Michael. My brother is married and has 2 kids, a 2‐year‐ old girl and a 5 year‐old‐boy. Also my sister is older than me and she plays softball too. My brother and my mum were born in USA: in San Diego and New York, respectively. My mother grew up in Ann Arbour from where she left when she was 7 years old. SCHOOL : I’m starting my 4th year at the high school where I study many scientific subjects, but my favorite classes are English and Art. In a couple of years I’ll finish school, but I still don’t know what I am going to study at university. HOBBIES: My favorite hobby is going to the mountains because in winter I love skiing and in the other seasons I like trekking. I also love reading fantasy books like Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I love everything about softball. I have been playing it since I was 6 years old. I started because my sister was already playing, and now I can’t stop playing. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I’m looking forward to meet you. I would like to know how is your family and if you have pets, I love them. I hope to improve my English during this week. I’m sure I will enjoy my staying.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE - ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Lara FAMILY NAME : Cecchetti BIRTH DATE : March 19th 1993 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Bollate (Milan) CLUB TEAM : Bollate S.C. ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : shortstop/pitcher/secondbaseFAMILY : I live in Bollate with my parents, my dad Franco and my mum Miriam. I have one sister, Greta;she is four years older than me.SCHOOL : I’m going to start my last year of high school. Chemistry is the subject I am most interested in.HOBBIES: Other than softball, I really enjoy to ride my bike in the country. I like to take walks in the woodswith my grandparents and to hung out with my friends. I like to watch movies, in particular fantasy movies,love stories and Disney cartoons.WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : When I play softball I like the smell of the grass when it has just been cut,I like to see the field when it is nice and ready for the game and when the white lines are drawn. I likesoftball because it’s a team sport and I can always count on my teammates.MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : First of all, I want to thank you for hosting me. I am really lookingforward to spend some good time with you and have some fun. My English is not very good, but I am readyto work on it, hopefully with your help. If you want I will teach you some Italian! I am sure this experiencewill be great; thank you again and I will see you soon!P.s.: I am a very big fan of STARBUCKS!!!! In Italy we don’t have it so I hope that maybe one day we canplan to make a trip there!!!
NORTHWEST LEAGUE - ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Serena FAMILY NAME : Chirico BIRTH DATE : 21 December 1994 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : La Loggia CLUB TEAM : Softball La Loggia ITALIAN REGION : Piedmont POSITION : Pitcher, ShortstopFAMILY : My family is composed of my mother Anna, 46, my father Cataldo ( Aldo ),49 and my brother Fabio, 24.SCHOOL : I attend a high school oriented to Sports and ScienceHOBBIES: playing softball, having games and practiceWHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : Softball is my life !MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I am very happy and excited to stay withyou during the World Series !
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Linda FAMILY NAME : Comin BIRTH DATE : 18.10.1993 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Garbagnate Milanese CLUB TEAM : AB Caronno ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : Catcher – First Base FAMILY : my family is composed of 5 persons: my father Roberto, my mother Rosy, my two sisters Giulia and Mariachiara and me. Moreover, Mariachiara is going to have a baby soon. SCHOOL : I attend a high school for Math and Science in Garbagnate. It is a small school, so we all know each other. I like it even if it demands a lot of work. HOBBIES: I love reading and taking pictures with my camera WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I like it very much because it is a particular sport , at the same time an individual and a team sport. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I can’t wait to meet you and get to know you all
NORTHWEST LEAGUE - ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Laura FAMILY NAME : Costa BIRTH DATE : 1 February 1994 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Bollate CLUB TEAM : Bollate Softball ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : Pitcher / Second BasemanFAMILY : My family is composed of my mother Marinella, my father Giuseppe andmy sister Irene, she is 12. I also have a turtle and a dog.SCHOOL : I have just finished my third year at a Math and Science high school where Istudy two languages ( English and Spanish ).HOBBIES: I love cooking, making photos and skiingWHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I adore playing in a team, the fact that I canalways rely on my teammates and I love competition.MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I am extremely happy to come to the USand I can’t wait to meet you. I am sure I will have a great time and I hope you will haveit as well with me.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Alessia FAMILY NAME : Di Maio BIRTH DATE : 3rd January 1994 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : La Loggia CLUB TEAM : Softball La Loggia ITALIAN REGION : Piedmont POSITION : First baseman FAMILY : In my family we are four people: my mother Rosalba, my father Mauro, my sister Elisa and I. My parents are both 49, my sister is 14 and I’m 17. We have a Golden Retriever, Amber, and 3 cats, Ginger, Zoe and Gigia. SCHOOL : I attend Regina Margherita high school. I chose this school because I like foreign languages, and I’d like to know a lot of languages. I study English, Spanish and German. In Spanish I’m a very good, because I love it and it’s similar to Italian. In English I’m pretty good but not so much, I think I have to improve it. In German I’m not so good, because I have been studying it for one year only and it’s so difficult! HOBBIES: In my free time I love going out with my friend, especially going to the cinema or to the disco, or simply walking with my dog, and to chill. I love reading and every type of books, but I prefer adventure stories, they are my favourite. I love dancing too, especially Latin American (salsa, bachata, meringue) and hip hop. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I like about softball the fact that you need to be a united group to win a match, you need to trust your teammates, every time. I also like the adrenaline you feel before a new action of a game, when you don’t know what will happen. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I don’t know what to say, but I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and spending these beautiful days in your home and playing great softball. I’m sure it will be awesome! Xxx Alessia.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Elda FAMILY NAME : Ghilardi BIRTH DATE : 13 May 1994 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Paderno Dugnano (MI) CLUB TEAM : Bollate Softball Club ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : Outfielder FAMILY : My family is quite small, it is made up of just three persons, my parents and I. We are close to one another, they do support me in everything I do. SCHOOL : I study languages (English, German and Spanish) in the secondary school of my town. I chose this kind of school because in my life Id love to travel and get to know different cultures. HOBBIES: Obviously the main hobby is softball. We train a lot, so most of my time is given over to it. In the time left I hang out with my friends and my boyfriend. I also love reading books and watching films. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : Ive been playing softball for 6 years, I love this sport because it is challenging and satisfying. I also get on very well with my team‐mates, they are kind of sisters to me. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : Thank you for your hospitality, Im sure we will have a wonderful time together, cant wait to be there.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Giulia FAMILY NAME : Marocchino BIRTH DATE : 5 Oct 1992 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Bollate, Milan, Italy CLUB TEAM : Bollate Softball Club ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : Outfield FAMILY : My Mom’s name is Anna, she is 48 years old, my Dad’s name is Ezio and he is 49 years old. My Sister’s name is Serena and she is 24 years old SCHOOL : I have just graduated from High School. My specialization is Chemistry. HOBBIES: In my free time I usually go out with my friends or with my boyfriend. Sometimes I go to the cinema o to the pub. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I love it because I find it a complete sport. In order to play softball you don’t need only physical power but also a lot of focusing and mind skills ; you need to think and make decisions in a very short time , but above all it is a sport in which the real drive comes from the heart and the passion that each one of us puts into it. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I am extremely grateful to you for your hospitality. I hope to spend a good time in Kalamazoo and I am sure I will . I hope you will like me and especially I hope to keep in touch with you at the end of this experience, if possible to be able to welcome you here in Italy one day.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Alice FAMILY NAME : Parisi BIRTH DATE : 02/09/1993 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Bollate CLUB TEAM : Bollate ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : cc, 3b, lf FAMILY : my family is composed by my mum Paola(44) my dad Alessandro(47) and my little brother Jacopo(15). As family we love doing activities together. SCHOOL : I attend a language high school I study English, Spanish and German as foreign languages. In September I am going to start my fifth year and at the end I will take my graduation. HOBBIES: in my free time I love doing sport activities, for example riding a bike, swimming, going to the gym for a fitness class and during the winter I like skiing. And for sure I love shopping!! WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : softball gives me adrenaline; every time I touch the diamond is always a beautiful feeling. Another aspect that I really like is meeting and knowing new people and having the opportunity to play an honorable game. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I can’t wait to meet you. I hope we will have a great time together.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE - ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Bernadette FAMILY NAME : Pedote BIRTH DATE : 28-8-1993 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Milan CLUB TEAM : Bollate Softball ITALIAN REGION : Lombardia POSITION : First base, third baseFAMILY : I live with my mother, Chantal and my cat, Angel.SCHOOL : I attend a professional school.HOBBIES: I like to watch movies, listen to music, visit new places, play videogames andplay softball.WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : It has been part of my life for the last 10 yearsand I love the way it makes me feel when I play. Its a great game.MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : Im looking forward to meeting you andspending some good time together.
NORTHWEST LEAGUE ‐ ITALY PLAYER’S PROFILE NAME : Alba FAMILY NAME : Pizzorni BIRTH DATE : 08 March 1993 TOWN OF RESIDENCE : Avigliana (TO) CLUB TEAM : Rhibo La Loggia Softball ITALIAN REGION : Piemont POSITION : Catcher, Centerfield FAMILY : In my family there are 5 persons. My father, he was born in Genova, and my mother, she is Spanish and she met my father in London. I have a brother, Jordi, and a Sister, Maria they play baseball and softball too. We have been living in Avigliana since I was 1. Avigliana is a little town near Torino, Olympic City in 2006. SCHOOL : In Italy it is a little bit different than in America. In September I’ll start the last year of my school and after I’ll go to College, I think I ‘ll study Architecture. HOBBIES: I like staying with my friends and having parties with them very much. I like dancing and going to the disco. I really like going to the beach although it is not near where I live. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SOFTBALL : I have lived for one year at the Italian Softball Academy, it was a very good experience. I love my team and I enjoy myself a lot with my teammates. MY MESSAGE TO MY HOST FAMILY : I hope we’ll have fun together, see you soon ;)