We’re thrilled with the team of athletes we’ve brought together to train the next generation at The Backstop. To help you learn a bit more about them, we’ve asked them to tell us a couple things about their background and experience with softball as players, and professionals. See why we’re looking forward to what Zeena Barbarita will bring to the field!
Where did you go to college?
I graduated from Salve Regina University in 2013. There I received a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences in Education and History while playing softball for 3 years.
Where did you play growing up?
I started playing softball in Johnston, RI at the recreation level at the age of 10. By 12 this was not enough for me and I decided to play travel softball in Apponaug, and then went on to play for RI Lightning. I was also fortunate enough to play in both high school at LaSalle Academy and in college at Salve.
What is something you’re hoping to bring to the team here?
I work with kids and parents on a daily basis. This combined with my softball experience will enable me to work with our members and families to ensure an overall quality experience while at The Backstop.
What’s your day job?
I am an educator by trade with a degree in Secondary Education and History. Currently I work at the Scituate School Department.
What makes your approach different than the rest?
Those who know me know how sarcastic I am. I like to combine my sarcasm with teachable moments to impart wisdom and life lessons that players will never forget.
What else do you do for fun?
There’s a life outside of softball?
Do you have any nicknames?
Some people call me Z, but since I have an unusual name to begin with a lot of people just call me Zeena (insert Warrior Princess Joke here).
What’s your favorite food?
Chinese food is my favorite. One would expect it to be Italian due to my heritage, but nothing beats some good Chinese food.