Getting to know Mary...
Nickname: Mary-Mil, Cheeks
Career plans: Teach high school students and make a difference
Favorite snacks: Graham crackers and frosting and Oreo ice cream
Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of BelAir
Favorite musical group: Alisha Keys
Favorite movie: Love and Basketball, Breaking All the Rules and Coyote Ugly
How I started playing the game of softball: Following in my sister's footsteps. I started as a catcher.
Top childhood memory..: Waking my family up at 4 a.m. because I swore I saw Santa Clause.
What I like most about being a Fighting Illini: Fan and community support
My dream job would be..: Designing my own clothing line
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan: Your body can do more than your mind and muscles tell you.
If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?: basketball
I chose my jersey number because..: It was the number of my best friend back home.
What is your pre-game ritual?: To pray
What do you do on road trips to pass the time?: Study! study! study!