Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:51 PM by Jordan Mason
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 5:52 PM
Taryn Arcarese of Discovery Canyon High School is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Aquafina Athlete of the Week.
Taryn is a shortstop on the Discovery Canyon softball team and is one of the top softball players in the state. She's batting .563 on the season and was last season's Colorado Springs Metro League Player of the Year.
The 17-year old senior has led the Thunder to a #4 ranking in 4A and a conference championship.
She describes herself as an aggressive ballplayer.
"Every ball is an opportunity to do something great," said Taryn. "That's just how I play the game. Never take anything for granted, and so I make the most of every opportunity I have. Also, I think I'm really vocal on the field. If you ever come see me, you'll definitely hear me."
Discovery Canyon hosts the region-four softball tournament this weekend.
Taryn has a scholarship to play softball for the CSU Rams next season. She has a 4.2 GPA, is a DECA officer, and wants to major in pre-med.