WATCH: Dani Mowry Was All-State 5 Times, Among Most Versatile Prep Softball Players Ever In Brevard

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2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: Five-time All-State softball star Dani Mowry played multiple positions for the Space Coast Jr./Sr. High Vipers, but you could find her most of the time at shortstop or pitching. She was a dominant pitcher and was always in the circle against the top teams.

THE 2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on Friday, May 11. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – She may have had an advantage over most from the beginning. She had an older sister that excelled at softball. She had an older brother with the discipline that led him to serve his country in the military.

She had a mother that knows the game inside out, a father that cared so much for his daughter that he built her a batting cage in the backyard, and a stepfather that practically lived at the field with her. Who is she? She is Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Danielle “Dani” Mowry.

Mowry started playing softball at the early age of six. Her sister Shannon was a star player at Cocoa High School, so she had someone close by that could “show her the ropes.”

FIVE-TIME ALL-STATE DANI MOWRY played multiple positions for the Vipers, but you could find her most of the time at shortstop or pitching. She was a dominant pitcher and was always in the circle against the top teams.

Mowry played little league, but it wasn’t long before she started playing travel ball, where the competition was a little stronger. It prepared her well for high school softball.

Since Mowry attended Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School, which is 7th grade through 12th grade, she had a chance to play varsity softball at a young age. In fact, she was on the varsity in the 7th grade.

Mowry played multiple positions for the Vipers over the years, but you could find her most of the time at shortstop or pitching. She was a dominant pitcher and was always in the circle against the top teams.

Ironically, she did not want to pitch her senior year. She knew that she was going to attend Florida International University the following year and would not pitch, so she wanted to prepare herself at other positions.

However, she was needed in the circle as a 12th grader and did an amazing job helping to lead her team deep into the playoffs.

What really made Mowry a special player was her ability to make plays at any position. She was one of the most versatile softball players to ever come out of Brevard County. Mowry was All-State for five years while at Space Coast.

Dani Mowry played multiple positions for the Vipers over the years, but you could find her most of the time at shortstop or pitching. She was a dominant pitcher and was always in the circle against the top teams.

HARD WORK, PERSEVERANCE PAY OFF

Mowry offers this advice to youngsters that want to play sports, “Work hard, be fearless. If you want to do something, go for it and don’t look back. Eventually, the hard work and perseverance is going to pay off.”

When asked about some of her fondest memories at Space Coast, she mentions the upset win over powerhouse Eau Gallie in district play her sophomore year. But for Mowry, it was the bonding and camaraderie she had with teammates/friends over the years that mattered most. According to Mowry, the Vipers were “so close, like a real family.”

Without question, one of Mowry’s proudest accomplishments was to start a pregame prayer before softball games at both Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School, and later at her alma mater, Florida International University.

That tells you all you need to know about the five-time All-State softball player. As good as she was on the field, Dani Mowry is an even better person off the field.

What really made Mowry a special player was her ability to make plays at any position. She was one of the most versatile softball players to ever come out of Brevard County. Mowry was All-State for five years while at Space Coast.

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THE 2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on Friday, May 11. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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THE 2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on Friday, May 11.

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