Extra Inning Softball Podcast S1E13 (Season 1, Episode 13)
Atlanta Vipers and Dacula High, GA, star Jin Sileo and her parents, Joe and Cheryl, checked in with Carlos Arias and Brentt Eads of Extra Inning Softball to talk about:
- Sileo being named the Georgia 6A State Player of the Year,
- the senior being abandoned as an infant in China before being adopted by Joe and Cheryl on her 1st birthday,
- how she signed with Georgia Tech.
Click below to listen in on Season 1, Episode 13 of the Extra Inning Softball Podcast! Also scroll down to read her Extra Star Power Q&A.
EXTRA STAR POWER Q&A
Name: JIN SILEO
Hometown: Dacula, GA
High School: Dacula High, GA
Club Team: Atlanta Vipers-Jiles 18U
Graduation Year: 2020
Honors: Back-to-back 8A Region Player of the Year and Georgia 6A State Player of the Year.
High School Highlights: Three-time 8A Region champs and four consecutive state tournament appearances.
Tell us about your travel team/organization and how you became involved with them?
I became involved with the Atlanta Vipers in the fall of 2018. I love everything about travel ball, but to be able to play at a high level with teammates who love the game just as much as I do is amazing. It has only been about a-year-and-a-half with this team, but the friendships created make me love softball even more. The Atlanta Vipers are different from any other organization. They play at a high level and it isn’t just about one team ... it is about the organization as a whole. The older teams help out the younger ones and reminds everyone why we started playing softball in the first place, to have fun.
Tell us about your experience at national events/tournaments this past summer?
I played mainly in the Southeast, but also traveled across the country to areas such as Colorado. Going and playing all over the country at national events is outstanding. The level of talent there is, is unbelievable. I had an amazing time getting to go against some of the top players in the country while getting to play alongside some of the best as well.
Can you talk about your time with Dacula High and what it has meant to you? What were some of the special moments with that team?
Dacula is such an underrated school. The hidden talent there is at Dacula is unbelievable. Ever since freshman year I have enjoyed every moment playing as a Falcon. The coaching has always been great and getting to play with the people I grew up with makes the experience even more special. It is clique, but the memories made playing as a Lady Falcon is something I will never forget. Freshman year winning the region championship after 10 years on a walk-off homer and going to Columbus for the second time in school history after 20 years are my top memories. However, most importantly the little memories are what I’ll miss the most like post-game ice cream or just being with the team is something I’m going to cherish the most.
*** Scroll down to read more about Jin and her amazing story... including why she committed to Georgia Tech!