D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
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Abigail Tingley – Union City – Senior
Parents Names: Amber and JT Tingley
Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball
Siblings: Alyssa Tingley, 14 years old
Social Media Handles: Instagram: tingleya18
2020-21 Highlights: Volleyball: Second Team Region 5 All-Star
Softball: Region 2 Pitcher of the Year, Region 2 All-Star First Team Pitcher, Erie Times News 2021 District 10 All-Star Team, D9and10sports.com District 10 Pitcher of the Year, USA Today NWPA Softball Player of the Year, PaHSSBCA First Team Class AA All State Pitcher
2021 Softball Stats: Pitching: 22-2 record, 2 perfect games, 12 shut outs, 197/15 K to BB ratio, 1.07 ERA, Hitting: .471 Batting Avg with 2 HR, .538 OBP
College Athletics plan if applicable: I plan on continuing my softball career in college, but I am not committed to a college yet.
Q&A With Abigail Tingley
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: When I was four years old I first started playing T-ball and continued playing Little League until I was sixteen years old. I have been and continue to play travel softball and played club volleyball. In middle school I participated in a basketball league.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My parents are a big influence in my life. They are always supportive and they inspire me to work my hardest and do my best.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: One of my favorite high school sports memories is winning a ten-inning game against Laurel in the playoffs.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: My favorite social media platform is Snapchat because it is an easy way to keep in touch with my friends and see pictures of them and their activities.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: A fun fact about me is that I drive a Jeep with a six-speed manual transmission.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I would go back to the time during World War II (except the war part), when there was an all-female professional baseball league. I think that playing in the baseball league would be a cool experience and I’d like to see how different it was compared to softball now.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I would tell them to never take the opportunities or experiences that you are given for granted because things can unexpectedly change.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I prefer to live in the country because I love the outdoors and how open the country is, however, I do love exploring the city and site seeing.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: What are you looking forward to during your Senior year? I am looking forward to playing high school sports with my younger sister, Alyssa, and all of the senior activities that I’ll get to do with my class.