When she arrived at Burbank High as a freshman, Katie Hooper was determined to play multiple sports.
Along with softball, Hooper competed in girls' volleyball and girls' soccer. However, after enjoying a successful sophomore season on the diamond for the Bulldogs, Hooper said she began to hear rumblings that she should specialize in one sport and not divert her efforts among multiple endeavors.
"There were some people who did tell me that," said Hooper, who earned All-CIF Southern Section Division II honors after batting .539 with 48 hits, 45 runs batted in, 32 runs scored and nine home runs as a sophomore in 2010. "People said I should just concentrate on softball and that way I would have a better chance at getting a college scholarship."
Although an accomplished goalkeeper, Hooper did give up soccer after two years after helping Burbank to two postseason appearances and a second-place finish in the Pacific League in 2010.