(SIGNED IN GERMANY FOR SUMMER 2019) – Fast infielder who is a competitive player and was team captain in her senior year
Name: Jennifer Michuda
Weight: 130 lbs
DOB: August 13, 1996
Date Available: May 1, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions: Coach, 2B, 3B
Positions (alt): SS, OF
College: Carthage College
As a softball player I am a positive team player who brings the energy to the team. I will always be cheering my teammates on no matter what. I am a natural leader on and off the field. At Carthage College I was assistant team captain my junior year and team captain my senior year. As a team captain I would lead the team through stretching and warmups. Off the field I would organize team bonding events as well. On the field I am a leadoff batter that primarily hits for contact. However, I can hit for power as well. I am very patient at the plate which has led to numerous walks. With 2 strikes I put up a fight and keeping battling until I get my pitch. I have had 12 minute at bats with pitchers throwing at least 20 pitches. My senior year I had 2 strikes and kept batting until I got my pitch, which ended up being the game winning hit. I run a 2.8 from home to first, and am quick and precise enough to bunt for a hit. I pay close attention to where the corners are playing and make adjustments from there. If second base is playing back as well I will do a push bunt. If the situation allows for a sacrifice bunt, I am willing to give myself up for the sake of the team. I am a quick and smart baserunner with a time of 2.6 stealing from first to second. This allows me to successfully steal bases. On the bases I play close attention to the fielders and take advantage of their mistakes. As a fielder I mainly play 3rd base. With my speed I am able to throw the fastest batters out including slappers. As a senior only one batter bunted for a hit when I was playing 3rd base. Since I have been playing softball for my whole life I am able to recognize situations and adjust my positioning accordingly. Having speed and range at 3rd base allows me to field balls that might normally go through the 5-6 hole. My senior year I successfully dove for 2 balls and threw the runners out from my knees. Also, as a senior I had the most assists on the team. Overall, I am a player who will never give up and will be a valuable asset to any team.
Abilities summary: I am a competitive player with a lot of energy. I am a natural leader on and off the field. I am a leadoff batter and a contact hitter. However, I can also hit for power. At the plate I am able to draw walks as well. I am patient and wait for my pitch. With 2 strikes I battle off the bad pitches and wait for my pitch to hit. I run a 2.8 home to first. With this speed I am able to bunt for a hit and I pay close attention to where the corners are playing. If the situation calls for it I will put down a sacrifice bunt for the good of the team. As a baserunner I am smart and quick on the bases. My speed allows me to steal bases and I take advantage of the fielder’s mistakes. As a fielder I primarily play 3rd base. My speed allows me to field bunts and throw the batters out including slappers. I pay close attention to the situations on the field and adjust where I am play accordingly. Overall, I am tough energetic player that never gives up no matter the situation.
|2018-2019||Graduate Assistant Strength Coach||Illinois Wesleyan Women's Softball||College||I give the girls sport specific exercises to help them improve their hitting power, throwing velocity, and their speed and agility|
|2017||Clinic Instructor||Carthage College||High School||As senior in college my school hosted clinics for high schoolers on the weekends. I took the girls through hitting and baserunning drills|
|2017||Assistant coach||Palos Power||9u||Helped the girls get excited about the game and taught them the basic fundamentals including how to properly field a ground ball and have heads up baserunning|
|2016||Assistant coach||DuPage Pumas||18u||Mainly worked with the infielders on improving their current skills and helping them get recruited to play in college|
|2015||Private lesson instructor||Independent||Youth||I worked with 4 girls aged 9-13 individually on the basic fundamentals of the game|