November 26, 2013

Meet the Spartans: Senior Andrew Hershey

Name: Andrew Hershey

Position: Centerfield

Year: Senior, class of 2014

What is your earliest memory of playing baseball?

Throwing a ball against the brick wall of my house for hours after school.

What is your major and what is the most important thing you have learned in that discipline?

Nursing. I've learned that people are not one-dimensional, even though we may only see them in one part of our life.

What is your favorite spot on campus (and why)?

My favorite place to be is in the anatomy lab. Anatomy was my favorite class, and I have worked there as a lab assistant for two years.

Away from campus where is your favorite place to visit (and why)?

The baseball field of the Jefferson Titans. I play summer baseball there, and I have a great time playing against some York College Baseball alumni.

Describe the most memorable experience during your college career.

2013 CAC tourney game against Mary Wash (semi-finals). Josh Kohn pitched a gem, and I set up the winning run in the 8th inning.

What is the most important societal issue facing college students today?

The amount of social connection is facilitating an overall decrease in the desire to better oneself.

Who is the most influential person in your life (and why)?

My high school outfield coach and good friend, Jeremy Morrison. He helped fuel my desire to succeed. He also encouraged my decisions to become a better person off the field.

What is your favorite form of entertainment?

I love taking walks with my dog and little sister at my house in Lancaster.

If you could give one piece of advice to school children, what would it be?

Find something you love to do, then get really good at it.

Who is your favorite sports person or team?

Dustin Pedroia. He has one of the most violent swings in the MLB, but his control is unbelievable.

Name 3 people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with.  (and why)

Ryan Zimmerman—I love the way he carries himself and always stays humble.

Andrew McCutchen—One of the most explosive players in the MLB, and a genuinely nice guy.

Hines Ward—He loved playing the sport every day. He was always smiling, so I would love to know what he was thinking about during games.

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