Getting to know… Joe Champi

Junior baseball player, Joe Champi

Purvit Patel

Junior baseball player, Joe Champi

Name: Joe Champi

Year: Junior

Major: Sports Management

Hometown/High School: Dupont, Pennsylvania/ Pittston Area

Position: Third Base

Q. What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
A. Being able to play baseball here. Wilkes was one of only two schools to recruit me and I visited here first and liked it so chose here.

Q. Post Graduation Plans in terms of a Career?
A. I hope to be working on the business side of baseball.

Q.What are your hopes for your  junior season as a Colonel?
A. I hope to continue playing well and make playoffs.

Q. When/Why did you first begin playing baseball?
A. First starting playing when I was young because it was something to do with my dad and when you’re a little kid that’s pretty much all you want to do.

Q.Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?
A.  I enjoy football and music a lot.

Q. If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’  Baseball Program that you could improve, what would it be?
A.  I would choose for the facilities to be improved.

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. My grandma definitely. She always influences me to be the best person I could be.

Q. A quote you live your life by?
A. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.” —Mary Engelbreit

Q.What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?
It means to always give whatever it is you happen to be doing your absolute best.

Q. If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?
A. Tupac