by Malec Fahmy ‘20
A typical high school athlete’s senior year marks the bittersweet end to playing with teammates. However, three seniors on varsity baseball, by coincidence, all will take their talents to Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), located in Catonsville, MD. Connor Brady, Matt Migliozzi, and Alec Goldberg became friends during freshman year, and have since developed their game together.
“Both the CCBC coaching staff, Coach [Sean] Davis, and myself believe I can play Division I,” said Migliozzi. “Now I get another chance to make that dream a reality while playing for a fantastic baseball program before I transfer.”
At CCBC, each of the three players feel that they can take their game to another level. Goldberg plans to work as hard as he can during his two years at catcher while getting bigger, stronger, and quicker so that he can continue his baseball career. His main goal as a catcher is to be able to keep his pitcher calm and in the game, and also make sure everyone on the field is doing what they need to do.
“I chose CCBC because I am young for my grade and going the junior college route will let me grow as a person and as a player and hopefully open more doors in the future,” said Goldberg.
After two strong years at CCBC, they all plan to scope out various Division I schools. Migliozzi, who initially received offers from DI schools such as West Virginia, James Madison, and Central Connecticut, hopes to transfer to either James Madison, Eastern Carolina, or University of Central Florida.
“[On the mound,] I imagine I won’t be in the rotation because there are a lot of good pitchers … [Relieving] is most likely what I’m going to do,” said Brady, who plans to work on his speed. After CCBC, he hopes to be joining a top ten-team in the country in the Florida Gators.
Now, in their last year at Sherwood, the three varsity players plan to rebound from a disappointing upset in last years’ playoffs to Howard.
In addition to the three CCBC-bound players, the Warriors return with five additional seniors from last years’ team and should be one of the strongest teams in the state.
“The goal this year is to win a state championship,” said Migliozzi. “But we have to take it one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves. It’s our Senior Class’ last shot, and we’re going to give it everything we got, and leave it all on the field.”