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?

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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?

Roberto Clemente

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