|Club||Sergio Rodriguez||NJ Heist Gold||Bloomfield||NJ|
|High School||Christine Pemoulie|
|Primary Position||Starting Pitcher|
Twice named all county
My teammates, their parents and all the coaches (and even some opponents) call me "Mugs." It's a nickname that happened because when my younger sister was a baby she couldn't pronounce "Morrigan" so she called me "Muggie" and the name got shortened to Mugs. My parents named me Morrigan because Morrigan is the Celtic Goddess of War.
I want to play softball in college because it has always been my dream to do so. I can't even imagine going to college and not playing softball there. I've been playing so long and love it so much that it has become a big part of who I am.
I pitch so on the field my team relies on me every time I throw the ball. When I was younger I became a pitcher because I wanted to challenge myself and be the one all my teammates relied on. Off the field, I am just starting to show some of the leadership that comes naturally to me on the field. I think by maintaining good grades and taking as many tough courses as I can, I am a bit of a role model for younger softball players. I'm trying to show them that academics is even more important than softball. I also am trying to become more involved in organizations that help special education students, like Bambino Buddy Ball. My sister and I have talked about trying to start our own organization that helps autistic kids. We are still planning it out but one idea we had is making videos that show police what autism can look like and how best to deal with autistic kids like my brother.
I pursue "healthy athletic performance" by never touching any alcohol, drugs or tobacco and trying to always eat healthy food. By doing this, I feel like I maximize my athletic abilities and minimize distractions.
I participate in Bambino Buddy Ball, a local special needs baseball organization that teaches baseball and softball. Volunteering for this is very important to me because my younger brother, Jack, is autistic and I'd like to try to help kids like him.
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