We asked members of the 2017 USA Softball National Teams to tell us what they are thankful for this #Thanksgiving! Check out their responses below!
Ali Aguilar - Women's National Team
"I’m thankful for Jesus and His sacrificial love. He has transformed my life completely and given me purpose and perspective. I would not be who I am today without Him. He’s my guider, comforter, healer, SAVIOR and so much more ❤️"
Alexis "Lou" Allan - Junior Women's National Team
"I’m thankful for the people in my life that have always had my back, specifically my family who would do anything to protect me. I’m also thankful for my softball family. It’s great to have people within your sport that push you to do your best!"
Jeff Nowaczyck - Men's National Team
"I am thankful for my family, friends, girlfriend, teammates, and the opportunity to play for Team USA!"
Danielle O'Toole - Women's National Team
"I'm thankful for all of the opportunities and privilege I've had in my life because of my family and friends. I hope that we wake up and never waste a day not being thankful for what's been given."
Alissa Dalton - Junior Women's National Team
"I am thankful for the fact that everyday I️ get the opportunity to be a part of this world. I️ get to try and make a difference on people’s lives everyday and make anyone feel like they can accomplish the world and understand their worth. I’m thankful that we play a sport with the stage to teach little girls how powerful they are and to never be ashamed to stand up for what she believes is right! Just thankful for the gift of opportunity and presence!"
Tyler Dudley - Men's National Team
"I am thankful for my family who is 100% supportive of me no matter what I do, for the friends and teammates I've met playing the game of fast pitch, and for USA Softball from the top down, especially Coach Bruckert for believing in me and giving me a chance to represent my country playing the game I love."
Michelle Moultrie - Women's National Team
"My parents love and support for me is a blessing from God and I am thankful for them!"
Laura Berg - Junior Women's National Team Head Coach
"I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with and coach amazing young women. I'm thankful to be a role model and help mold young people into strong confident women. I'm thankful for the opportunity to play/coach the amazing game of softball. I'm a very lucky person."
Alyssa Rivera - Junior Women's National Team
"I’m thankful for my family, my friends and my teammates...without them I wouldn’t be where or who I am today!"
Morgan Zerkle - Women's National Team
"I am thankful for USA Softball and the places I have been able to travel, the awesome friends I have met along the way, and all the incredible opportunities I have received from playing a simple game with a little yellow ball."
Madilyn "Bubba" Nickles - Junior Women's National Team
"I am thankful for the ability to play softball. I get to meet a lot of different coaches, teammates, and lifelong friends through the sport. There are a lot of people out there who are not able to play softball for so many different reasons and I am thankful God has kept me healthy and strong enough to keep playing for as long as I have."
Greg Hicks - Men's National Team Assistant Coach
"I am thankful for not only my immediate family but my softball family as well! Also thankful for the opportunity to represent this great country in competitions around the world."