The Flour Bluff Athletic Hornet of the Week is Michael Mendiola, a Senior on the Hornet Football and Baseball teams. Michael keeps busy playing two sports for the Hornets all while excelling in the classroom. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Flour Bluff Hornet Football Leadership Team. Michael is the personification of the Hornet characteristics of Class, Pride, and Heart.
What do you enjoy most about playing sports?
For Football, it’s the excitement factor of how there is something happening on almost every play. For Baseball, it’s the mental aspect of having to stay focused on one goal for 7 innings. When the game gets slow, it’s difficult to stay focused, but when we all do, it’s rewarding.
Who has the best nickname on the team, and what is it?
I’d probably say Nash. We can mix it up with Nashville, Nash potatoes, Nash browns, Nash car, and Nash Vegas.
What is your favorite class?
Right now, I’d say Economics with Coach Weepie.
What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I’ve worked food drives with National Honor Society along with being an usher at my church once a month.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan on attending Texas A&M- College Station.
Do you have a favorite quote you live by?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Michael Scott
Do you have any special talents?
I’d consider myself to be pretty good at bowling.