Athlete of the Week: Alayna Wingate

Feature with Alayna Wingate

Went 3-0 as a pitcher, giving up one earned run and striking out 25 in 21 innings.


What is the most important trait for a pitcher to possess?

The most important trait for a pitcher to have is being able to stay calm in any situation and to focus on the next pitch.

What is you favorite pitch to throw?

Definitely the rise ball.

How often do you throw in the offseason?

I try to throw 2-3 times a week starting in September until the season starts.

What is your favorite professional sports team?

Dallas Cowboys.

Who is your favorite athlete?

My favorite athlete has to go to all of my teammates because no matter how I’m throwing I can trust that they‘ll have my back and will make some amazing plays!

What is your favorite sports moment thus far in your career?

Beating West Lyon by one point on our home field.

Besides your own team, which school has the best uniforms?

Sioux Center

Do you have any superstitions or pregame rituals?

At home games before warmups I usually eat a cheeseburger, then after warmups we pray as a team and during the National Anthem I pray again. It usually gets me focused and calms any sort of nerves I have before a game.

If you were hosting a barbecue, what would you make?

Either cheeseburgers or wings.

Where is your favorite place to eat in N’West Iowa?

Los Tulipanes.

What is your favorite kind of music?

Anything except rap.

What is your favorite Olympic sport?

Snowboarding or figure skating.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

I can do a back flip.