Leading up to the International Softball Federation X Jr. Women's World Championship (19-and-under), July 1-7, 2013 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, USA Softball Junior Women's National Team members Sierra Romero, an infielder from Murrieta, Calif., and Cheridan Hawkins, a pitcher from Anderson, Calif., will be blogging for USASoftball.com. Get to know these two Jr. Team members!

April 26, 2013

Hi everyone!

My name is Sierra Romero, and I am a member of the USA Junior National Team. I am so excited to make my first blog. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little bit better.

I’m 19 years old and I am a freshman shortstop attending the University of Michigan. I will be getting my degree in Communications. I am originally from Murrieta California where I attended high school at Vista Murrieta High school.

I started playing softball when I was four years old. I grew up around sports. I remember watching my dad play baseball very weekend and playing catch with my mom during his games. I guess you can say it’s in my blood. My dad has helped mold me into the player I am today.

My family means the world to me. I am the eldest of four. I have a 15 year old sister named Sydney and she is a sophomore in high school who has verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma. She is my best friend and an amazing little sister. I also have a 9 year old brother named Michael. He is all about baseball and sports in general. And last but not least my 7 year old princess Sophia. She loves everything from softball to dancing and gymnastics.

Being selected for the Jr. National Team is such an honor. This is something I have dreamt about since I was little. Being able to represent my country and wearing the colors red, white, and blue. It’s a dream come true! I am truly thankful and I look forward to playing the sport that I love at the next level.