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 freshman utility player Rachel Abboud.
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No. 34 Rachel Abboud
5-5 • Fr. • HS
Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison)
Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"My favorite moment at Duke so far was getting our first win because in that moment we made history."
What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"I feel like this fall I was able to take advice and critiques specifically about my batting stance and apply them right away. I was able to improve on becoming more comfortable with something like that and settling into a new environment."
Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of The Program’s Inaugural Game On Sept. 30.
"It was obviously a very special moment for me to be a part of. It was such a surreal opportunity to lead off in the program's very first game, but what was even more special about that inaugural game was how it really bonded the whole program together."
What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2018 Season?
"My personal goal for this season is to be able to be put into any situation, offense or defense, and clutch up and do what needs to be done in order for the team to be successful."
What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of Team One?
"To be apart of Team One means that it is our responsibility and obligation to set this program for success for the future years to come."
What’s One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
“Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”
What’s Your Pregame Ritual?
"I am not very superstitious so i don't have any pregame rituals that I do, but one thing I have to do before every game is put my contacts in. I have a pretty bad track record when I forget."
Favorite TV Show?
"Headlights" - Eminem
Favorite Restaurant In Durham?
Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
I have 14 ear piercings
Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?
Jameson Kavel. She can go off curbs.