DURHAM, N.C. - While Team One prepares for the inaugural season of Duke softball in February, get to know your Blue Devils with our player Q&A feature here on GoDuke.com. We continue the series with redshirt freshman catcher/outfielder Jazmine Moreno.
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No. 30 Jazmine Moreno
5-4 • RFr. • RS
Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove)
Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"I would say playing in the Inaugural game on Sept. 30th. Also, last year I went to the Duke vs UNC football game and we were losing and we came back and won the game in the last quarter and we stormed the field. It was the best game I could ever be a part of and watch. It was fun to experience the Duke-UNC rivalry and witness football ring the victory bell."
What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"I think my mental game has definitely improved this fall. Of course, I will always strive to better with my mental game but I think I have been making strides in the right direction of being a better teammate and being a better player/person as well."
Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of The Program’s Inaugural Game On Sept. 30.
"It was a day I will never forget. It was my first collegiate game and a game I sat out a year for and it was well worth it. To play in front of such an electric crowd will forever be memorable. To be one of the first to put on the uniform and step on the field for the first time in school history is a feeling I will cherish forever."
What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2018 Season?
"I personally would like to embrace my role of being a ‘spark plug’ for the team. I want to help supply energy and constantly being there for my teammates. I would like to be one of the people on the team that they can count on in any situation."
What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of Team One?
"It is an honor to be apart of Team One. We’re it. We are the start of what will be known to be Duke Softball and to be able to say that I was apart of the legacy here is absolutely incredible. I want us to shock the world."
What’s One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
“Congratulate yourself and step it up.”
What’s Your Pregame Ritual?
I listen to the same five songs before every game in a specific order:
- "Where U At" - Post Malone
- "Order More" - G-Eazy
- "Down for Me" - G-Eazy
- "Five More Hours" - Chris Brown
- "Only One" - NF
Favorite TV Show?
As of right now currently watching Game of Thrones
"Best I Ever Had" - Drake
Favorite Restaurant In Durham?
Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?
One Tree Hill
Drake, Post Malone, and G-Eazy
The Letters of Van Gogh
Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
I am extremely obsessed with Van Gogh and Impressionism Art
Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Playing Mario Kart with my teammates (especially beating Jill Ferraro, aka 'Ricky')
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?
Big Dawg Rach (Rachel Abboud)