Getting to know… Andrew Neidig

Junior Tennis Player Andrew Neidig

Purvit Patel

Junior Tennis Player Andrew Neidig

Name: Andrew Neidig
Year: Junior
Majors: Sports Management and Marketing
High School: Delaware Valley
Hometown: Matamoras, Pennsylvania

Q. What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
A. To play for Coach Chris Leicht, he was a big factor in my decision coming to Wilkes University.

Q. Post Graduation Plans in terms of a Career?
A. Go to Graduate School for my masters.

Q. What are your hopes for your junior season as a Colonel?
A. To win the MAC Title as a team and hope to go the rest of the year undefeated as a team.

Q. When/Why did you first begin playing tennis?
A. I started playing tennis when I was 12 years old.  After playing recreationally for a year, I started to play and train more to get better.   

Q. What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?
A. The name on the front means a lot more than the name on the back.

Q. If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Tennis Program that you love, what would it be?
A. I love our team chemistry on and off the court.  For the amount of players we have it is very strong and we always have each other’s back.   

Q. Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?
A. Love to play and watch basketball.  Also like to hangout with friends.

Q. Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?
A. I would say that my father is the most influential person in my life.  He is my best friend and I can go to him for anything.  He has always believed in me and I love him for everything he has done.

Q. A quote you live your life by?
A. “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”
– Jim Valvano
“Rumble young man rumble.”
– Muhammad Ali

Q. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be?
A. Mike Krzyzewski.