Athlete Spotlight: Soham Shah lives for the clutch moments


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Senior Soham Shah speaks to the Chronicle about his experiences on WCCHS’ baseball team.

By Justin Zbinovec, Reporter

Okay to start off, when did you start playing baseball? 

I started playing baseball when I was seven or eight at the park district. My friends really got me into the sport, and I enjoyed it.

What do you do to prepare before a game? 

So before each game, I just try to get into like the right mental head space, you know? If it’s after school, I got a lot of thoughts about school going on in my head, but I just try to forget about it and focus on the game, and just try to do one step at a time. Stretch, play catch, just doing each thing chronologically to help myself perform better.

What do you like the most about the sport?

What I like most is just like the adrenaline moments you have, especially for me, since I’m a pitcher. There’s a lot of clutch moments where I might have to come in, step in for the game and those are the moments that I live for – that’s why I play the game.

What has been your most memorable experience playing baseball at WEGO? 

One of my most memorable experiences would have to be when I struck out the side two back-to-back innings in my junior year during baseball. And another memorable moment is just having fun with all the baseball guys; you know, we have a really good team environment. The practices, the games, the bus rides, and just spending time with the team.

Who inspires you as an athlete?

Definitely my parents – and myself as well. I always try to push myself beyond my limits and just try to be the best player, and off the field as well, the best person that I can become.