Athlete of the Week: Ashley Knapp


Ximena Puig

Knapp stands on base, ready to run.

Hannah Cordes, Staff Writer

This week’s athlete of the week is softball player Ashley Knapp. She hit a home run the the Cavalier’s victory over Florida Christian with a score of 15-7. Knapp is a junior in the DEH academy and has made this season a hit.


When and why did you start playing softball?

I started playing when I was 7. I saw a game on TV and wanted to play

What is your favorite part about being on the team?

The girls on the team become a family.

Do you do any other activities or sports?

I play travel softball during the fall and summer.

How do you balance athletics with academics?

Long nights, little sleep and doing my homework in my elective classes.

Do you want to play after high school?

I would like to play for college.

What are your goals for this season?

This season I want to work on having more consistent at bats and improve my footwork on defense.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to try softball?

Softball is a game of repetition – you have to keep working on every little thing.


Keep an eye out for #43 as she bats off the competition this season and the seasons to come!