Mia Alarcon: North Atlanta’s Senior Softball Spotlight


Keeva Linton

Senior Send Off: Seniors Mia Alarcon and Cecelia Smith celebrating their well-deserved Senior Night.

Despite its recent success, North Atlanta softball needs to get the publicity it deserves. Our girls win, and they do it often. The Dubs have had another strong season, sitting at 20-5 and 12-0 in region play, which has earned them a third-consecutive region title. The lineup is stacked, from those roaming the outfield, to the girls behind the plate. Amongst the stars is standout Mia Alarcon, the Dubs’ starting first-base woman. Alarcon, a senior, wants nothing more than to take home a State Championship in her “last dance.”

Alarcon, who has been hitting bombs since a young age, started her softball career at Northside Youth Organization (NYO) in the fifth grade and continues to hone her skills. Her love for softball runs deep, playing – and dominating the diamond – with friends that have become more like family. For Alarcon, hitting is the best part of the game, and when it comes as easy as it does to her, who can blame her? “I have always loved hitting,” she said. “There is no better sound than the ball coming off the bat.”

Her undeniable work ethic has translated into eye-opening numbers. Last season Alarcon batted an impressive .407 with 33 hits and 36 RBIs, earning her 1st team all-region honors. This season she has managed to produce countless more achievements. She has a .431 batting average, 31 hits with 26 RBIs, and more games to come. “I have worked hard over the years and am glad to see that work pay off through winning softball,” she said.

As a senior, Alarcon has big plans for her last season at NAHS. She expects the team to beat the school record for wins in a season – set in the previous year with 21 – and to book a trip to Columbus, the host of the Elite Eight for the State Championship. The team is ready for the task and is more motivated than ever. “We all want to win and expect nothing but the best,” said Head Coach Ricky Plante. 

The Dubs’ performance thus far is on par with expectations, but no matter what the final standings say, Alarcon will cherish her time on the diamond at North Atlanta. She has loved playing with teammates and for her coaches, like Plante, who she says is the most influential coach she has ever had. While Alarcon’s high school career may end, she is not going down without a fight. She is a significant contributor to the team’s energy and comradery and will be deeply missed by teammates and coaches, leaving a lasting legacy for North Atlanta Athletics.