|Club||Kirk Fredericks||NE RUFFNECKS 16U||Northboro||MA|
|High School||Matt Messer|
|Primary Position||Short Stop|
|Secondary Positions||SP, R|
|Stance||Throwing arm||Vertical jump||Bench Press (max)|
ASHLAND HS: 2019 Freshman Varsity baseball: voted ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
NOPKONA 15 U: Firecracker EBL Tournament July 2019 MVP EBL All-Tournament Team
Winning at bat in 2019 District Semi finals.
2019: Starting shortstop as a Freshman for Varsity High School and making defensive plays and moving from batting 9th to batting 5th in many clutch situations the last 6 games and making it to District Finals. Playing Summer Nokona and also making the Ashland Legion Post 77 team as a freshman. Enjoying playing the most baseball in the summer ever.
Prior to this year: Primarily being a shortstop yet playing all 9 positions through 13. This past year on 14 U team Nokona Chiefs Playing primarily middle infield and pitching but also performing at 3B and all outfield positions when there were defensive needs.
I want to be recruited to play college sports because it has been my dream to play college baseball at the highest level possible. Getting exposure to as many colleges as I can is very important. I want to get recruited by a college that fits me athletically and academically.
Being A leader not only on the field but off the field as well is very important. On the field, I talk and communicate with my second basemen. As the shortstop, I am the field general so it is my duty to lead the other players. On the bench, I give people tips and do my best to help other players out. Off the field whether it's my teammates or not, I am always trying to help people out. Just doing what I am supposed to be doing is also how I show leadership. If I do the right thing other people or players will see that and follow. That is how I am a leader on and off the field.
I pursue a “healthy athletic performance” by maintaining healthy eating habits, lifting or working out consistently, and getting the right amount of sleep every night. Also drinking lots of fluids. Eating healthy and putting work in in the weight room is very important to me. As a student-athlete, I also have to work hard to get good grades in the classroom. Putting 100 % into everything, not just baseball, is very important in pursuing a “healthy athletic performance”. Without good grades, I could not play baseball.
I currently perform community service at HABITAT for HUMANITY which serves the area to help rebuild homes for people in need. Every year around Thanksgiving, at my local church I hand out turkeys to people who are not fortunate enough to buy a turkey themselves. I also have volunteered to babysit every week at my church while they held a small group. I did that for 14 weeks last year. When I don’t have sports on Saturday mornings, I make sandwiches for the homeless at Daniels Table in Framingham, MA.
I still have much more community service that I am in the process of doing for high school. It is very important to make these efforts because it is helping people around the community. It might be helping less fortunate people. It is also helping me develop skills and only good things happen from giving and being involved in service to the community.
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