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Penelope Hurtado



Penelope Hurtado


HEIGHT:  5’4″


CLASS:  Sophomore


CURRENT SCHOOL: Vines High School

BIRTHDAY:  June 30


HOBBIES/INTERESTS:  Cooking and Swimming

PLANS FOR AFTER COLLEGE:   I want to move to Colorado or back to Arizona and open my own psychologist  office.


FAVORITE QUOTE: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I felt over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


Penelope is the daughter of Oliva and Greg Hurtado and has one younger brother, Gregory Jr. She plans to major in psychology.
The coaching staff values Penelope’s dedication to better herself and she’s a great teammate.



  • Favorite quote: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan
  • Favorite class: Algebra 2 
  • Favorite softball player of all time: Lisa Fernandez
  • Favorite athlete (any sport): Devin Booker
  • Favorite social media site: Snapchat 
  • Favorite emoji:
  • Favorite type of music: Pop Music
  • Favorite food: Steak
  • Favorite binge watching TV show: Criminal Minds
  • Favorite book: Famous Last Words
  • Favorite movie: Sicario 
  • Favorite Disney character: Pua The Pig
  • Favorite animal: Lion
  • Favorite part about the sport of softball: The adrenaline rush
  • Favorite thing we’ve done in softball off season this year: Our fielding practices 
  • Favorite sport to play other than softball: Volleyball 
  • Favorite thing about PSHS: My friends
  • Favorite Karaoke song to sing: Die For You by The Weeknd
  • Favorite place to vacation: Arizona
  • Favorite gift I’ve ever been given: My first cell phone
  • Favorite color: Red


  • My nickname is: P
  • One word to describe me when I’m on the field: Intense 
  • One word to describe me away from the field: Busy
  • The person who has had the greatest impact on my athletic career: My batting coach because he has helped me come back from ground zero
  • The accomplishment (athletic or non-athletic) that I am most proud of: My first home run which happened to be a grandslam
  • The person I would most like to meet: Sean Taylor
  • People have told me that I look like (name of celebrity): Jillian told me I look like Moana
  • The song title that best describes me: She’s a Bad Mama Jama
  • Best pump-up songs: All The Way Up, Lets Go, and Good Life
  • Musical instruments that I play:  Violin, guitar, and ukulele 
  • When I was little, I dreamed of being a: Doctor 
  • Early bird or night owl: Night Owl
  • The reality show I would most like to participate in is: Survivor
  • I can’t believe I watch this show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  • Few people know that I: I used to do 4-h and raised pigs
  • My best non-athletic talent(s): Playing the violin 
  • My most prized possession: My family
  • My most annoying habit: I’m really blunt and people take it the wrong way
  • My pet peeve(s): Being Sticky and having crumbs in my bed
  • My superstitions: I don’t have any, the best superstition is to not have have one
  • If I had a million dollars, I would: Buy a mansion for all my friends and have a trumoo chocolate milk vending machine
  • Three things on my bucket list are:
    • Zip lining 
    • Surfing
    • Snowboarding 
  • My dream job is: A job that makes a lot of money
  • I am most thankful for: My parents 

Teammate who…

  • The teammate who will surprise people the most this year: Jillian
  • The teammate who has improved the most since August is: Bre
  • The teammate who can always make me laugh: Maryellen
  • The teammate who dominates in the weight room: Darby
  • The teammate most likely to be on People’s “Best Dressed” list: Casey
  • The teammate who holds me most accountable is: Kyndall
  • The teammate who is the most responsible is: Sarah
  • The teammate most likely to get married first is: Sarah
  • The teammate most likely to win the lotto is: Jillian
  • The teammate most likely to talk themselves out of a speeding ticket is: Miriam
  • The teammate most likely to become president: Elizabeth 

Teammate who would be the best candidate for:

  • America’s Got Talent: Sarah (juggling)
  • America’s Next Top Model: Casey
  • American Ninja Warrior: Sadie
  • The Amazing Race: Jayden 
  • The Bachelorette: Bella
  • Big Brother: Mack
  • Dancing with the Stars: Kailey
  • Fixer Upper: Laney
  • Friends: Sydney
  • Gossip Girl: Miriam
  • Lip Sync Battle: Darby
  • The Office: Herd
  • Shark Tank: Sadie
  • Survivor: Leah
  • Top Chef: Jenna
  • The Voice: Bre