Ever wondered if any Sharks have made it to the pros? Wonder no more. Here is a list of Sharks who have taken their sporting careers to the next level and are succeeding at the professional level:
Sandra Changkija, NSU Golf (2007-2011)
Earned a spot in the LPGA on Dec. 4, 2011. During her time at NSU, Changkija played a key role in winning three consecutive national championships. She was also named Division II Player of the Year four times.
Alexis Hernandez, NSU Soccer (2006-2010)
Hernandez will be playing for the South Florida Strikers this summer. The team is a part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). As a Shark, Hernandez scored 28 goals and earned SSC First-Team honors twice.
Michael Fiers, NSU Baseball (2009)
Made his Major League debut on Sept. 14, 2011 for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s pitched a total of two scoreless innings in the majors and will start off this season with the Nashville Sounds (AAA).
J.D. Martinez, NSU Baseball (2007-2009)
In his very first big league at-bat, Martinez stroked a pinch hit RBI double on July 30, 2011. In 53 games with the Houston Astros, Martinez drove in 35 runs and had an on-base percentage of .319.
Aly Hassan, NSU Soccer (2007-2010)
After playing for clubs in Hungary, Romania, and Colombia, Hassan recently signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. As a Shark, Hassan scored 36 goals.