Meet freshman Badger Caitlyn Warren! She is from Naperville, Ill., and attended Naperville North high school. The outfielder was a four-year letterwinner and earned academic all-conference all four years. She was named all-city team her freshman, sophomore and junior year. Her sophomore and junior year she was named Daily Herald all-area honorable mention. The righty batter was named honorable mention all-state as well as DVS all-conference sophomore, junior and senior year.
The Naperville North Huskies won the regional championship during her senior year. She also earned the school record for most walks in a season and made all-area second team during her senior year. Throughout high school she volunteered for S.S. Peter and Paul Religious Education.
Her parents are Tim and Lisa Warren. She has one older brother, Alex, one younger brother, Jared, and two younger sisters, Kelsey and Chloe. She enjoys playing with her dogs. Her major is currently undecided.
We took a little time for some Q&A with Caitlyn:
Q: Who or what got you started in softball?
A: My brothers played baseball and I wanted to be like them, so my mom took me to a tryout for the Naperville Diamonds.
Q: At what age did you start playing softball?
Q: If you didn't play softball, which sport would you play?
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Training service dogs to visit children in the hospital.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: The Proposal
Q: Who is your favorite athlete/athletic team?
A: The Cubs
Q: Describe your dream vacation
A:.Traveling through Europe
Q: What is your favorite sports/softball memory?
A: Getting to play with my little sister, Kelsey, my last travel season.
Q: Do you have any pump up or pre-game music or rituals?
A: I listen to music super loud and I always get a good luck text from my Mom and Dad right before I warm up.
Q: What is the best part of playing softball at Wisconsin?
A: My teammates.
Q: Where is your favorite spot on campus?
A: The lakeshore path
Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Cookies n' Cream
Q: What is your favorite Crayola crayon color?
A: Hot Magenta
Q: What TV show do you wish you could be in?
Q: If you could be any person for a day, who would you be?
Q: If you were stranded on an island and could only have three items with you, what would they be?
A: My teddy bear, my phone and my dog, Cali.