Female Athlete of the Month: Mikayla Maurer

Mikayla Maurer

By Milan Eagle media

Mikayla Maurer, a senior at MHS, was born in Michigan. She lived in Onsted until first-grade, then moved to Milan. Her parents both graduated and lived in Milan most of their lives. Mikayla said, “I love my family, we are all so close. I played softball with my sister for about 8-9 years until she graduated last year”.
She has always loved sports. Her family is very much into sports as well. Her mom and aunt played softball when they were younger so that has helped her love for the game grow. She tried her fair share of sports including volleyball and basketball, but she did not like them as much. She always went back to softball. She said, “my grandparents helped influence me playing softball, especially my grandpa. He played softball when he was younger, and he loved it. He was happy when my sister and I decided we wanted to play”. 
Mikayla pitches and plays first. She has played since she was about 8 years old. As a freshman she made the varsity team. An injury early in her freshman year caused her to miss part of the season but she came back strong. Junior year she was named all-league DP. She missed her sister on the team this year. She said, “we have a very large team this year but it’s okay because we get along fairly well. We also have a new coach, Coach Courtney, she is wonderful. The season got off to a rough start but she handled it so well and she is such a wonderful person.”
 Mikayla’s junior and senior year she was the vice president of Milan FFA. She’s been a part of FFA since her freshman year. She said, “FAA taught me so much. It’s one of the best things I could have done. Mr. Stahl and Mrs. Hammer are two of my most favorite people.” In FFA she’s earned the Outstanding Junior Degree, the Academic Excellence Award, and the State FFA Degree. She also participated in several of
the leadership and skills contest as well as community activities.
Mikayla’s G.P.A is 3.5. After high school, she’s going to Jackson College where she will continue her academic as well as her softball career. She plans to study Physical Therapy. 
Mikayla signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Jackson College this past November.

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