Newport Knights senior softball player Noelle Thomas is confident her team can return to the Class 4A state tournament for the second consecutive season.
Thomas, a senior outfielder who will attend University of Washington this fall, hopes to continue her softball career with the Huskies. She will be studying pre-med in college. The Knights currently have an overall record of 14-8.
Newport second-year head coach Parris Mamon is a huge fan of Thomas’ personality.
“Since day one when I first met her, you could tell she was one of those kids that not only strives on the field but in the classroom. She has got such a great personality and is an all-around great young lady. She is going to be something special in this world when it’s all said and done,” Mamon said of Thomas.
Thomas credits Mamon for turning the Knights into a 4A powerhouse in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
“I think Parris Mamon really brought a new intensity to the team. I think our skill was always really there, I just think we needed someone to bring that out,” Thomas said. “I think everyone on this team is fully expecting to get back to state (tournament). Hopefully that happens for us.”
Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Thomas some questions about her life away from the softball field.
Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Noelle Thomas: My favorite movie of all time is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” I love that movie.
BR: What is your dream vacation spot?
NT: It is definitely Greece. I have always wanted to go to Greece.
BR: What is your favorite restaurant in Bellevue?
NT: My favorite restaurant in Bellevue is probably Tokyo Steakhouse. I really like the sushi but their fried rice is also pretty good.
BR: What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
NT: It was “Endgame” (Avengers movie). I thought it was really good. There was a lot of hype but I think it lived up to it.
BR: What kind of music are you listening to the most in your car right now?
NT: I listen to mostly rap and EDM (electronic dance music).
BR: How many text messages do you send per day?
NT: I probably send 300 to 400 per day.