March 24, 2009
Interview conducted by Amanda Conway, student assistant in the athletic media relations office
First off, I hear that you're a White Sox fan. How did you become one?
Well, I was born on the south side. My dad and my older brother are Sox fans and I just adapted it from them.
What is your greatest accomplishment as an athlete?
Getting the chance to play Division I baseball.
What do you do during the summer?
I play summer baseball in different leagues.
If you could pick one, what would be your superhero power?
I would like to be invisible.
What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Just snoop around.
How did you first get interested in baseball?
From playing with my brothers when I was younger. It was definitely the sport I enjoyed most.
What is your walk up song this year, and why did you pick it?
"Holler Back," by the Lost Trailers. It has a good beat.
What are your pregame rituals, if any?
I like to sing. I sing "Star" before every home game with my roommates.
What is your favorite food?
The Chicken Burrito from Chipotle.
What is a phrase you live by?
Say your prayers and take your vitamins, and you will never go wrong.
What would we find in your iPod?
It is mostly country. All of Kenny Chesney's songs, but I listen to everything.
What actor would play you in a movie about your life?
I would say Woody Harrelson.
Tell us something few people know about you.
I was my high school mascot.
What is the best advice you have received from one of your coaches?
Don't let anyone ever outwork you. My summer baseball coach stresses that.
What is the hardest part of being a student athlete?
Time management can be tough.
What did you want to do when you were a child?
What is your favorite holiday and why?
I wanted to be a jockey.
Christmas, because I enjoy spending time with family, and or course, the food.
What is your favorite class and who teaches it?
Performance Speech, with Matt Swan.
What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
I hope to be the goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Who is your favorite non-sports hero?
What is your greatest accomplishment outside of athletics so far?
Being a child model.