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Athlete Spotlight

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 9:15pm  |  Updated: June 6, 2012 - 1:03pm
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Anthony Vertucci

SPORT: Baseball

POSITION: Pitcher, catcher and shortstop

AGE: 17

GRADE: 11th

SCHOOL: Victory Christian

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE
BASEBALL?
 I've always loved it growing up. My family, they are all about baseball.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASEBALL? Hit a curve ball

STANDOUT MOMENT: Had 13 strikeouts in a game this year

STRENGTHS: Pitching, hitting and good
fielding

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Throw faster and hit stronger 

WORST INJURY: Took a ball to the chest

TRAINING ROUTINE: Pitch 100 balls in the
backyard about once a week and sometimes go to the gym with my brother

OTHER SPORTS: Basketball, golf and soccer

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Derek Jeter

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you out of trouble, gives you something to do and helps you set goals.

 

Connor Shull

SPORT: Soccer

POSITION: Center back

AGE: 17

GRADE: 12th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE
SOCCER?
All of my brothers and sisters played, and my dad was coaching

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN SOCCER? Not getting mad at teammates

STANDOUT MOMENT: First year going to
playoffs with the high school

STRENGTHS: My vision and passing

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Make the playoffs as a team; individually just improve my shooting

WORST INJURY: I went up for a header and got teeth in my head.

TRAINING ROUTINE: Practice five times a week and have games

OTHER SPORTS: Disc golf

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Lionel Messi

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you active in the community and it’s healthy exercise.

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