Verónica Álvarez has taken her passion for Baseball to the big leagues. Born in Miami from Cuban parents, crediting for supporting her as she was “born to play,” this talented athlete started her career in Baseball at a young age, and found her professional path while keeping her dreams alive.
After successfully earning experience in multiple sports, Álvarez played for the USA Baseball Women’s National Team and went on to earn a number of medals in international competitions. Winning a gold medal in 2015 at the Pan-American Games.
Following her playing career, she kept on using her talent in Baseball to coach a new generation of players at the MLB Trailblazer Series from 2017-2019, and the MLB Girls Baseball Breakthrough Series Showcase & Development Camp in 2018 and 2019.
Álvarez continued to become a mentor, serving as a coach with the Oakland Athletics at Major League Baseball Spring Training, and became the first woman to be named the Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year, for her work at the helm of the 2019 Women’s National Team. Her passion for coaching has allowed her to help young players accomplish their dreams. “I love that, that drives me to do what I do,” she previously revealed.
“A major part of everything I do and why I do it is the significance of it; the importance of representation and what that could mean to a little girl who sees me in that role.”
Álvarez, who is also a Firefighter-Paramedic, was recently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for their special edition in ‘The Pursuit of Equal Play,’ showing her appreciation “to everyone that believes in the importance of girls/women in sports and has assisted along the way.”
“The opportunities I’ve been afforded and each person I’ve met have contributed to my success and to the person that I am today,” she declared.