Former Kenston Forest player hits YouTube

Published 9:08 am Thursday, February 25, 2016

After catching the University of Arizona softball’s YouTube posting “Know Your Wildcat,” it was easy to get to know Victoria’s Eva Watson.

Of course, if you’re from Lunenburg County, there’s a good chance you know Watson already.

She is the daughter of Richard and Melissa Watson.

An outfielder, Watson attended Kenston Forest High School where she was a four-year letter winner. She was team captain and MVP as a senior and was first-team all-state as a sophomore and junior and second-team as a freshman. Watson chose Arizona over James Madison, Alabama and Christopher Newport.

But the Jan. 28th posting about Watson, a junior, lasts just over two minutes and makes her known to the world as a series of short questions appear on the screen, and she answers them.

What is your major?

“Nutritional sciences … I kind of jumped around a lot of science majors, but I landed on that one because it’s a passion I have,” she explained;

What are your career plans after college?

Missionary work;

What made you chose Arizona?

Caitlin Lowe, the four-time All-American who played softball for the wildcats, she said. “Up till then … I didn’t realize college ball was an option,” she said. “I knew I wanted to come here after visiting for camp.”

There were other questions: Favorite Disney movie … Favorite uniform combo? … Best Memory at Arizona? … If you didn’t play softball, what sport would you play? … Do you have any special talents? …

Most embarrassing moment?

That was at New Mexico State. The coach and players were playing duck-duck-goose, and the coach ended up making Watson the goose. “The grass was wet,” she said. “I took off running; I slipped, he slipped … It’s on video.”