All Your Favorites:
- Food: Chipotle
- Movie: Moneyball
- Movie Character: Butch Coolidge, Pulp Fiction
- Book (Author): Can I Keep My Jersey –Paul Shirley
- Book Character (what book?): Hagrid, Harry Potter
- Show: Family Guy
- Type of Music: Alternative
- Musical Artist or Band: Blink 182
- Song (Artist): I Miss You –Blink 182
- Artist: Van Gogh
- Painting: Starry Night
- City (foreign or domestic): Seattle
- State: Washington
- Country: USA
- Place (anywhere): Lake Tahoe
- Sport: Baseball
- Activity: Ping Pong
- Hobby: Piano
- Board Game: Cranium
- Monopoly Piece: Thimble
- Quote: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because of the great weather, the nice campus and facilities, good academics, and the great coaches.
What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?
I am drawn to the competitive nature of baseball and the feeling of winning championships. The college game is special because there is so much camaraderie and brotherhood among the team.
Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I like to compete with Nick Medeiros because he fires me up, and wants to win more than anyone. I like to compete against Steven Wilson because we are always pushing each other to new limits.
Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Pete Rose in baseball. Mugsy Bogues one on one in basketball, and Stevie Berman in table tennis.
5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?
Abe Lincoln, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesus Christ, Justin Verlander, John A. Hendron
What would you do with a billion dollars?
Donate a lot of it, buy a house and car, and save a lot of it.
What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Pitching in the MLB.
What does your ideal day look like?
Have a great breakfast, throw a shutout, then go to Benihana’s for dinner.
What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Visit family in Europe.