The Detroit Athletic Club, a private social and athletic club in the center of Detroit’s theater, sports, and entertainment district, annually grants two athletes the Michigan High School Athlete of the Year award. This award recognizes both athletic and academic achievement. Salem Softball’s own Morgan Overaitis is a DAC Michigan High School Athlete of the Year award nominee.
Morgan Overaitis has played softball since she was eight years old. She has played for Michigan Pride, the Beverly Bandits, and Indiana Magi. She’s competed as a Rock for the last four years. Overaitis plans to continue her softball career at the University of Michigan, where she will studying at the school of kinesiology, working to be a pediatric occupational therapist.
Through her years of softball, Overaitis has developed many traits to help her succeed in all aspects of life. She has learned how to not only be a vocal leader but how to lead by example. She uses her motivation to push others to be the best they can be. Overaitis uses her own motivation to attend those early morning practices and push herself in every aspect of the game, sacrificing spending times with friends and enjoying high school activities.
Throughout her four years on Salem’s Varsity Softball team, Overaitis recalls defeating Canton for the first time in years as the best moment. During her softball career, she has also won the 2017 National Championship in Huntington Beach, California, been All-State First Team since freshman year, won the 2017 World Series Championship, and was ranked 18 in the country in the FloSoftball class of 2018 players.
The DAC High School Athlete of the Year award ceremony will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 6:30 pm.