Newcomer Spotlight: Alex Mycek

Alex Mycek

Jan. 13, 2014

Full name: Alexsandra Mycek

Nickname: Alex

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