Enid’s Megan Hart – Female Athlete of the Month Presented by Security National Bank

Since her day playing Tee Ball, Enid High School’s Megan Hart has called the softball field home. Entering her fourteenth season, Hart has played as an Enid Pacer for half of those seasons.

On the field, Hart plays the hot corners, first and third base. Two positions she loves playing.

“First and third are called the hot corners for a reason…you always have to be ready and moving because you never know when the ball will get hit to you, and it can be on you pretty quick,” said Hart. “I’ve pretty much played every position at some time, but mainly just corner infield now with a little bit of right field mixed in sometimes.”

Hart and her teammates are entering the new season with a positive attitude and an eagerness to get on the field.

“What I love most about my Enid teammates is that I’ve played with most of them throughout high school. We as a team, especially us seniors, have gone through a lot but we continue to have each others backs, through thick and thin,” said Hart. “I can’t imagine being without them next year when we head off to college. We have a connection that I think is unbreakable.”

Hart is not just focused on softball. She is a member of National Honor Society and last year she lettered in track and field participating in the shot put and discus.

“Academics are the most important thing to me. After graduation, I plan on attending college (undecided) and majoring in Physical Education and Coaching or Elementary Education and Coaching,” said Hart. “I’ve received a few offers to play softball in college, and plan on committing by the end of August as I want to spend as much time as I can playing the sport that I fell in love with from the first time I stepped foot on the field.”

Before she heads off to college, Hart and her teammates want to make the most of this season.

“We are a very young team, so I’m expecting lots of improvement by the time Regionals and State roll around. My advice for the teams that are on our schedule is don’t overlook us, or we may surprise you. We have a lot of team speed this year, and we may catch some teams napping,” said Hart. “For some, this may be the last time they will ever play the game of softball so we’ve decided that we are going to leave it all on the field and try and make it a great season!”

When Hart can find the time, she enjoys spending some quality moments with her family and playing for her showcase team.

“One of my favorite things to do is hang out with my friends and family going bowling, going to the movies, playing putt-putt, or going to OKC Dodgers baseball games! I also helped my Dad coach a 6u girls softball team (miss my Enid Shox) last year, and it was one of the funniest things that I’ve done in softball. During the offseason, I play on a competitive showcase softball team called the Oklahoma Blaze that’s based out of Oklahoma City. Our team just got back from playing our Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC, which was an amazing time spent with my family and teammates, and a trip that I will never forget,” said Hart.

She’s thankful to have parents that support her through it all.

“My parents have been the biggest influences on me and my game for sure. They have stuck with me through my tears and my attitudes, and anyone who knows me knows I have a lot of both! They are my role models for sure,” said Hart. “At the same time I’m also influenced by the little girls that may have just started playing or may even be in Middle School now, that look up to me and realize that with hard work and dedication, you can make your dreams a reality. I wasn’t recruited at all before this past September, and now I’m on the verge of signing with a college team. I want to be their role model, and I understand that I have to do things the right way and set an example for them.”