Federal Way High School senior Treja Patterson, softball, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for April 15.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
Q: What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
A: Sofball, volleyball, gardening and hanging out with friends.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: Mom, Donja Walker and Dad, Travis Patterson.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given when it comes to your sport?
A: “Trust the process.”
Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and pre-game snack:
A: Take a nap and Chick-fil-A.
Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
A: “Tomorrow” by Your Grandparents.
From the sidelines: FWHS senior Treja Patterson is the epitome of a scholar athlete. As a captain this year, starting her 4th year of varsity softball, Treja has been the go-to leader this season. Her calming demeanor helps to keep order in the dugout. Treja allows her actions to do her “talking” for her. She is a leader by example.
As a First Team All-NPSL selection last season, Treja leads this season’s team in every offensive stat while holding down the defense at shortstop. But even with an All-League selection under her belt, she is still open to learning, always asking questions. Being named a leader of a group is one thing, being recognized as a leader is another, and Treja’s teammates rally around her in such a way.
All this and excelling in the classroom. Treja keeps on top of her class work, taking multiple AICE courses to better prepare herself for the next level. Having applied to multiple universities, there is no doubt Treja will hit the ground running at whichever university she accepts.