There are people in each of our lives that help shape us into the person we become. Whether it is someone that we watch from a distance like a celebrity or someone a little closer to home. For Liyah Dauman, the people that have made the biggest impact on her have been part of the second group.
“My biggest role model is my Aunt Dailyn, my Dai Dai,” Dauman said. “She is an amazing person and always strives to make her team be the best version of themselves, whether it’s when she is coaching or giving me and others advice and guidance. She has taught me how to be a leader on and off the field, she’ll always be the person I want to be when I grow up. I will forever be thankful for her.
Another role model would have to be my Grandpa, my Papi. He taught me almost everything I know about softball. Without him, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.”
Liyah is a junior at Prague High School, where she is a member of the softball and track teams. She says that she is proud to be able to wear the Red Devil uniform and show her school pride.
“To be a person who gets to represent my school and community is an honor,” she said. “I make sure to have not only a great performance but a good presence and attitude.
The way you play is one thing but having manners and acting properly is just so important when representing your school.”
Liyah works hard to be the best athlete that she can be whenever it is time to compete in whatever sport she is in at the time.
“Softball has always been a big part of my life,” she said. “It takes hard work and dedication to become great at it. I spend each summer traveling around the state to play, and on top of that, I go to RDP workouts in the morning with my team. My team and coaches are my motivation. They make me better.”