Newcomer Spotlight: Alex Mycek
Jan. 13, 2014
Full name: Alexsandra Mycek
Most interesting thing I did this summer: Went surfing in New Jersey and umpired USSSA softball games
Phrase you over-text the most: "idk"
Weirdest thing your coach ever said to you: My high school coach said she'd shave her head if we won states
Favorite food: Crabs
Favorite food I should never eat, but do: Sushi
Favorite movie: Grease, Pitch Perfect, The Notebook
Favorite athlete: Chase Utley
Favorite vacation spot: Driving on the beach
Favorite off-day activity: Horseback riding
Favorite place on campus: The softball field
Favorite Conference USA city: Norfolk, Va. (Old Dominion)
Biggest DVR obsession: Friends
Dream car: Saleen Mustang
Dream job: Orthopedic surgeon
Biggest fear: Spiders!
How did you get started in softball? I always played sports growing up (cheerleading, soccer, basketball, softball) and something just clicked with softball.
What are some of your routines on game day or during games? I always straighten my hair and wear the same bow for home games and a different one for away games. I also do long throws prior to warming up pitchers and do a special stretch.
What is your favorite softball memory? Beating a rival team and ending their 14-year streak of making it to the state championship game.
If you could change one thing about softball, what would it be and why? More physical contact (haha)
What is the one piece of advice you would give to young girls who want to play? I would tell them to never give up and always chase their dreams. Hard work does pay off in the long run.
I wear my uniform number because: My brother wore the same number and I've always wanted to be like him.
One thing about you that would surprise most people reading this: I was a cheerleader for eight years.
I can't imagine going a week without: My phone
Actress who should play me on the big screen: Melissa McCarthy
Song I sing in the shower: Beautiful by Mariah Carey and Miguel
Dream date: Channing Tatum or Dave Franco
First pro sports event you attended: Philadelphia Phillies game
I wish I: Was married to a professional baseball player
Award I would most like to win: Grammy for best female vocalist
If I were a Pirate, my name would be: Arrrrriana
If I could be a character in a movie or a T.V. show, it would be: Rachel from "Friends"
The first thing I owned that said "ECU" was: A t-shirt
The movie about my life would be titled: Alex Mycek's Day Off
The best birthday present you ever received was: My car on my 16th birthday