AOTW: Jamey Mikovich, junior volleyball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 Why Jamey Mikovich was selected: Mikovich had a .258 hitting percentage, 3.38 kills-per-set and 4.19 digs-per-set, leading Wilkes to a 3-1 week and earning her the MAC Freedom Player of the Week award.


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Junior volleyball player Jamey Mikovich

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Jamey Mikovich
Year: Junior
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Nesquehoning, Pa.
High School: Panther Valley HS
Position: Right Side

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I really wanted a place that allowed me to continue playing volleyball while also studying to become a pharmacist. I loved Cohen when I toured here for the first time and knew I could really see myself going to school here.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Possibly working in pediatrics for pharmacy, although I haven’t decided what I want to focus on in my major yet.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

My hopes for this seasn are to make conference playoffs, improve our record and  improve our overall level of play from last year.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing in elementary school. I was always pretty tall and I wanted to play another sport, other than basketball, while I was growing up. My mom signed me up for a volleyball camp that was run by the high school team at the time, and I fell in love with the game of volleyball.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is “Queen of the Court,” and other competitive 4 vs. 4 or 5 vs. 5 games.

Coke or Pepsi?


Most influential person in your life?

My mom.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Walt Disney.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Kuiken!

A quote you live your life by?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means always being the best possible version of you. Whether that would be in the classroom or on the court, I always want to be the best version of myself.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I want to give a shout-out to my roommates for always supporting me in everything that I do, on and off the court. As well as my friends and family who are always coming to my games to cheer me on.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor