UNION, NJ - Union High School baseball player Mike Velez has been selected TAPinto Union’s April Male Athlete of the Month. [*For April, there are two female and two male Athletes of the Month.]
Velez has hit 8 home runs in the last 8 games, with 22 RBIs.
What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?
My favorite part would be representing Union High school
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Dieon Sanders- the way he played the game
What are the most important attributes of being a leader?
The most important attribute would be confidence so your teammates believe in you
What is your greatest high school accomplishment so far?
Getting a scholarship to play D1 baseball
Do you play any other sports? What’s your favorite?
No. Baseball has always been my favorite sport
What’s your favorite subject? Why?
Economics because we talk about real world issues
If you could spend the day with anyone in the world alive or dead, who would it be?
What would your words of wisdom to be future UHS Athletes?
Stay equally focused on your school work just like the sport you play
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Become a Major League Baseball player
What was the most difficult thing for you to overcome as a student-athlete?
The most difficult thing would be balancing school work and workouts
Who inspires you?
Mike Trout because he’s from NJ and is the best player in the MLB
What are your plans after high school?
To attend college and hopefully get drafted