Megan Veronica Mihalik
Played: University of North Florida
Head Coach: Jacksonville Select 14U Showcase
Positions: 1B, DP, C
High School Accomplishments Include: 2008 FSU Gold Glove Award; 2006- All Gateway Conference 2nd Team; 2007 All Gateway Conference Award for Softball and Volleyball; 2008 All Gateway Conference Honorable Mention Softball and Volleyball; 2009- Honorable Mention for Volleyball; 2009-2010 All Gateway Conference for Softball.
College Accomplishments Include: Division-I Athlete- provide leadership, team building, and strong work ethic on and off the field; 4-year Letterman from 2010-2014; 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Champions; 2014 Academic Honors- Deans List; SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) member for 3-years.
Tell us about your history with softball
Coaching Experience: 4-years instructing at division-I camps (2010-2014); 3-years umpiring for Jacksonville Umpires Association; 1-year assistant coach with Select
I have a long 20-year history building up my name for this game. Long hours of mental and physical tests have gotten me to the point of success I bring forward today. I began playing t-ball at the age of 4 and played competitive boys baseball until the age of 14. After the many years of upsetting the boys because a girl struck them out, I spent my 7th grade year transitioning that passion into the game of softball. The game came naturally and I spent every day from 7th grade until my senior year growing into the game and learning as much as I could. The opportunity to play at the collegiate level was anything but an easy journey and my four years spent representing UNF were the best times of my life. My goal now that the game has changed for me, is to spread the knowledge I carry and push young athletes to become better in every area of their life. I can only hope that my experiences can help develop other young athletes mentally, physical, emotionally, competitively, and personally. Every day spent in the game whether playing or coaching is an opportunity to learn, grow and become better.
Tell us a little bit about your life:My life in a nutshell is little bit of all over the place with a side of fun and crazy. I enjoy giving back as much as I can to those around me. Strong work ethic and a humble attitude are the two keys in my opinion for any success in life. My attitude has gotten me this far in my accomplishments and I can never be thankful enough for opportunities I have to grow and spread my wings. My family is my number one fan-base and without their love and support I may not be where I am today. I’ve spent 90% of my life dedicated to this game, but when I am not putting in work on the clay I spend my time on many different things. I work for Publix Supermarkets and have long-term goals of becoming an English Teacher and coaching or as long as I can. My niece and nephew are my most favorite people in the world. I graduated from UNF in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management. I worked downtown for a company called SMG at the Jaguars Stadium as an Event Assistant for about a year. Following that job I left and decided that events as not an area of interest for me because the time commitment would require me to give up the opportunity to coach and umpire. So currently I am a Publix Employee, an umpire for JUA doing middle and high school softball during school ball season and coach the best team in the world on top of all f that because I can’t get enough softball.
What are some things that your players and parents should know about you?
I am obsessed with I Love Lucy of all shows and even named my beagle Lucy.