Athlete of the Week: Andrew Pearson


Makenna Bauer

Andrew Pearson batting against Penns Valley on senior night

Name: Andrew Pearson

Sport: Baseball

Grade: 12


  Pearson hit his 1st home run on Monday during the Juniata Valley game and went 2 for 3. He is hitting .400 for the season and is the top center fielder in the mountain league.

Coach Kevin Soellner’s Quote:

 “Andrew has been our starting centerfielder since 10th grade. He has turned into the leader of our team. The young kids see how to work hard and play the game right by watching him. He will leave big shoes to fill next year. But first, he wants to lead us to a district title. He is a great student and a great young man. I can’t wait to watch him do great things in his life after school.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Andrew Pearson: “My parents signed me up when I was 5”

EE: What other sports do you play?

AP: “Soccer, Football”

EE: Favorite sports team?

AP: “Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, Steelers”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

AP: “Steve Nash, Big Ben, Mike Trout, Sidney Crosby”

EE: Favorite Food?

AP: “Pheasant meatballs”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport you play?

AP: “The running and the round ball and the sound of the bat”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

AP: “Hitting a dinger against Juniata Valley”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

AP: “I don’t want to make pap mad or sad”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

AP: “Stay off the high cheese, ‘we don’t want them at the chin'”

EE: What are your future goals?

AP: “Hunt, fish, and love every day”