Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: UHH’s Valerie Alvarado

Valerie Alvarado • softball

When the UH-Hilo senior right-hander took to the circle last week in Kailua-Kona, goose eggs were in vogue.

Alvarado shut down No. 8 Concordia in two victories, pitching 12 scoreless innings without allowing a walk and yielding only six hits.

The performance Alvarado would like to duplicate the remainder of season came Thursday in a two-hit shutout.

5 questions

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite song: Cowgirls Don’t Cry – Brooks & Dunn

Favorite athlete: Jennie Finch

Favorite thing about softball: It’s the life lessons I have learned from the game. I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel and compete with teammates that become lifelong friends and family.

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Favorite spot on the Big Island: Narnia Falls

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