The Aroma Joe’s athlete of the week is Danielle Tardiff, a junior at Windham High School. She plays softball (pitcher/first base) and field hockey (goalie) and enjoys hanging out with friends and going on adventures.
Balance between sports and school is easy “once you figure out how to do it,” Danielle said. “It helps you prepare for later in your life.”
“Danielle is a big reason why we are off to a positive start. Dani has been a force in the circle as well as the plate. She is hitting all her spots with her fastball. She is a great teammate to all,” said coach Travis Demmons.
“I have learned that teamwork really helps you get perspective on life and you learn how to work in a group setting. Being on a softball team for so many year, you get to really know the girls and it brings you closer to everybody in your life,” she said.
When she graduates, she plans to go to college and major in sports management somewhere in New England.
Danielle lives with her parents, Candy and Patrick, and her sister Courtney and her fiancé Steve, Danielle’s niece Rylee and a dog named Abby.