PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 31, 2014) – In advance of the 2014 season, ScarletKnights.com will bring you brief Q&As with all nine newcomers of the Rutgers softball team. This installment features sophomore transfer Meagan Esteban (Brea, Calif.), who joins the Scarlet Knights after playing her freshman season at UC Riverside.
#11 Meagan Esteban – So.
Pos: Middle Infield
Prior to Rutgers: Transferred to Rutgers from UC Riverside ... three-year letterwinner at Brea Olinda HS … hit .530 in her freshman year, guiding her team to the playoffs that season for the first time in 10 years … named Second-Team All Century League as a freshman … played for the U-12 Corona Angels, U-14 Firecrackers and U-14 American Athletics … also played four years for the U-18 Gold OC Elite.
Personal Info: Her cousin, Jodie Legaspi, played for UCLA (2004-2007) and is currently an assistant coach … her sister, Jennifer, played at Louisville (2010-2013) … daughter of Stephanie Legaspi and Greg Esteban … intends to major in sociology … born June 1, 1994.
Favorite part about playing softball?
“Being on a team and being able to play Division I softball at a big school.”
Impressions of Rutgers?
“It’s way different than my old school because I went to a division I school that had only 300 student-athletes, here it’s probably double the size. It’s awesome to be surrounded by a bigger group of people. It feels like more of a college town and people from the outside are more into sports.”
What’s it like having six other teammates from California?
“It’s made me adjust way better. It’s nice having them on the team.”
Favorite hobbies when not playing softball?
“I like to read, go to the beach and get my nails done.”
Which do you prefer, the Pacific or Atlantic coast?
“The Pacific coast. My favorite beach is Laguna Beach.”
Favorite thing about campus?
“I love living in the Livingston Apartments and being able to walk very easily to the RAC in the morning. The Livingston Dining Hall is awesome – it’s huge and has so many selections. That’s probably my favorite part – the food.”
Game day rituals or superstitions?
“I did pretty well in the fall season. I went 3-for-4 in my first game so now every single game day I eat the same exact breakfast: I like to eat eggs on a piece of toast with cheese every game day.”
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