Hello everyone, my name is Sydney Romero. I am 17 years old and my birthday is on March 8. I live in Temecula, California and I currently am a senior at Vista Murrieta High School. I have a mom named Melissa, dad named Michael, older sister named Sierra, younger sister named Sophia, and a younger brother named Michael. My favorite color is teal and purple, my favorite number is 2 and having grown watching Derek Jeter he has always been my favorite player. I started playing softball when I was 5 years old, so for almost 13 years now!

My family is a huge part of who I am.

They are my biggest support system and they support me in anything I do.  Growing up, I have always watched my dad play baseball and my older sister Sierra play softball.  

I am signed to The University of Oklahoma and I will be headed there in mid-August to start my freshman year of college. I verbally committed my freshman year in High School and since then it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I am really looking forward to competing for an NCAA National Championship and playing against my sister Sierra, who attends The University of Michigan. 

For those of you who know my sister Sierra Romero, she has been the biggest impact in my life. She is such a great role model to not only me, but my younger siblings and other athletes. When people ask me who I look up to, I always say my sister. She sets good examples for everyone around her and she is someone who competes and gives it her all in everything she does.

Growing up, Sierra has taught me a lot about the game of softball, especially the mental aspect of it. I have learned that you cannot let your previous at-bat or previous error affect the next play. 

You keep moving forward.

Sierra has taught me a lot of the little things in the game that make a huge difference in the end. She is always the first person I go to when I have any question about the game or about anything personal. She is always there and I know she will always be there even if we are playing against each other in college. 

Making the roster for Team USA

On January 2, 2015 I tried out for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team.  For me it was a three-day tryout as I participated in the open tryout first. The open tryout was an all day event with so many athletes there vying for a spot on the Junior Women’s National Team roster. After the tryout, the coaches had told us that they were going to text us that evening to let us know if we made it to the next day. After waiting for a couple of hours, 7 p.m. finally came and I got a text message telling me to report to the hotel…meaning I had made it to the next day!  It was so exciting but I knew I had two more days to go until the real results came!

The next two days I competed against 33 other amazing athletes for a spot on Team USA. When those two days ended, we anxiously waited until the next day at 11 a.m. for the roster to come out. I felt like I was waiting for years because time was going by extremely slow!  Once the clock hit 11 a.m., I was sitting near my phone waiting for an email to pop up and when I got it and saw my name on the roster I had no idea how to react! I was so happy that I couldn't even show my emotions! 

The first thing I did was call my sister. It was the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me and I cannot wait until summer to compete for the GOLD and travel with all my teammates.

Until then, stay tuned for more blogs!  Thank you for reading!