By Steve Svetovich
Dunmore senior first baseman Megan Pavlowski has done nothing but hit since she became a varsity starter in her sophomore season.
After hitting close to .400 in her first two years on the team, she is batting over .370 this year. She was 4-for-4, including two doubles, a run and RBI in the Lady Bucks 14-10 win over Old Forge, Saturday, April 25.
Daughter of Melissa and Tom Pavlowski, Dunmore, Megan is well versed and a member of numerous clubs at Dunmore High School.
She has a 95 academic average and 3.5 grade point average. Her favorite subject is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The talented scholar-athlete is a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, Spanish Club, SADD, Service Club, Earth Club, Health Careers Club and is president of the TACT Club. She is also a basketball cheerleader.
Megan attributes a lot of her Dunmore softball success to her coach, Ryan Ferguson.
“He teaches us to be confident at all times. He tells us if we put hard work in during practice, then it will show up during the games.”
The senior stalwart said her parents have been great role models. “They always tell me to be respectful. One of their biggest things is telling me to treat people the way you would expect to be treated.”
Megan said she enjoys listening to music in her spare time and would like to see country singer Luke Holmes in concert.
She is going to Marywood University in the fall to study architecture, a five-year program. She also hopes to play on the Marywood softball team.
“My future goals are to get an architecture degree and become an architect. I would love to play more softball in college too.”
Megan was an honorable mention for her softball play as a junior last year at Dunmore.
“I think we have a good team. We all get along so well. We are well coached.”
Megan played five years of travel softball for the Northeast Diamonds. “It was a great experience.”
The well spoken and positive senior said she has enjoyed her experience at Dunmore. “Dunmore High School is great. It is like a family. It is my second home. We are all so close here. Dunmore is one town, one family.”
Megan expressed her thoughts on the recent retirement of Dunmore legendary football coach Jack Henzes.
“He is just a great man. He was my driving coach and my teacher for multiple years. He was such a great football coach. It is so sad to see him go. He is just an amazing gentleman. We are all sorry to see him retire.”