Featured Athlete of the Week: Julia Mundy, Greencastle

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Julia Mundy
Banner Graphic/JOEY BENNETT

Julia Mundy is a senior at Greencastle and participates in softball.


Banner Graphic: What do you like best about playing sports, and what have you learned from doing it?

Julia Mundy: “I like sports and getting to be in a team atmosphere and meeting new people. I’ve learned a lot of life skills, such as time management and getting along with people well. Also being able to learn how to improve teamwork.”

BG: How did you get interested in playing softball?

JM: “When I was a little kid, my parents put me in every sport possible. Over time, I grew to love softball more than anything else. In seventh grade, I convinced my parents to let me play travel ball. It is helping me. I have worked hard to be the best player I can be.”

BG: What other sports did you play when you were younger?

JM: “I started basketball and volleyball in middle school. I played basketball for one year in high school.”

BG: How is softball looking for this year?

JM: “Our team is going to do well this year. We have a completely different team atmosphere this year. The players have worked hard throughout the offseason, becoming stronger, and our dynamic is much better. We just want to win a lot of games. I think I have a lot of pressure on me this year, and coach [Tabatha] Briones said my confidence is much better. She said I have a lot of impact on the others, since I am the one in the circle.”

BG: What other school activities do you participate in besides softball?

JM: “I am the yearbook editor, which is a very stressful and time-consuming thing. I really enjoy it. I get to work on all the different parts of it, from taking pictures to doing the pages to organizing everything.”

BG: What kinds of things do you like to do outside of school?

JM: “Travel softball consumes a lot of my time, with lessons throughout the week. I really like taking my dogs to the dog park, and spending time with my family. I do that as much as possible. I like hanging out with my friends. We go fishing and swimming in ponds. Those are great times.”

BG: What are your favorites in music, TV and movies?

JM: “My favorite music is country, and I could listen to that any day. I also like hip-hop, R&B and really any kind of music. My favorite TV show is ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ I love watching shows in the medical environment. I like romance movies. I recently saw ‘Forever My Girl’, and that was a really cute, country movie.”

BG: What are your favorite and least favorite foods?

JM: “My favorite food is chicken alfredo. I can eat that any day. Anything chicken related. My least favorite would probably be sushi or tuna.”

BG: What is your greatest fear?

JM: “I hate snakes. They are disgusting. They freak me out every time. I hate ladybugs. They are disgusting.”

BG: If you could describe your personality in one word, what would it be?

JM: “Outgoing. I am kind of a goofy, funny person. I like making people laugh, and being around people when they’re happy and having a good time. I always want to have a good time and project that around me.”

BG: You mentioned your dogs. What kinds are they?

JM: “I have four dogs. My Shitzu is named Snickers. Gunner is a Siberian husky, Ivy is a beagle and Nyall is half Shitzu and half yorkie. I love them. They are so cute.”

BG: What are your plans for after high school?

JM: “I have signed to play softball at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. I am going to major in business and hope to work in marketing and sales in the health field. I’m in a Health Careers program at Area 30, and I’m interning in a pharmacy.”

BG: Have you thought about where you might live after college? Do you have plans to come back around Putnam County, or to go elsewhere?

JM: “I don’t know. When I went to Saginaw on my visits, they talk about having intern opportunities up there. If I get internships up there, I’ll probably stay there. I could see myself living in Michigan. I don’t really want to come back to Greencastle. I love the cold and the snow.

BG: Do you have any special skills?

JM: “I can sing my ABCs backwards. I’m pretty sure in kindergarten my class learned how to do that, and I have never forgotten how.”

BG: Have any certain classes or teachers helped you to get where you are?

JM: “Taking Area 30 has helped me a lot, and being involved in the hospital has really helped me. A big impact on me was coach [Tabatha] Briones. She has been a mentor to me. I talk to her every day, and she’s really helped me a lot having someone to talk to.”

BG: Describe your entire Greencastle High School experience.

JM: “I have loved it. I have loved going to a small school and everyone knowing everyone. That has been a cool thing. I am friends with people from different schools, and I’m friends with almost everybody in my class. I have learned a lot of life lessons. I am going to miss everyone after graduation. It makes me sad that we are all going our separate directions, but I’m excited to see what my future holds for me. I’m overall very happy with how it’s been.”

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