AOTW: Mark Mullins, junior basketball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Feb. 2 – Feb. 9 Why Mark Mullins was selected: Mullins leads the Colonels in scoring at 16.1 ppg., attaining a nine-game streak for scoring in double figures. He was offensively instrumental in wins against DeSales, Misericordia and King’s.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Mark Mullins, junior basketball player

Name: Mark Mullins

Year: Junior

Major: Corporate Finance

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

High School: Chenago Valley HS

Position: Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I wanted to come to Wilkes due to the ability to explore different majors and meet new people, the size of the university and the fact you can know a lot of people and not everyone is a stranger, as well as the opportunity to play basketball for Coach Metz, where the culture of Wilkes Basketball is a brotherhood of being great friends and doing what we love.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I’d like a job in a big city working for a large corporation. I want to explore the opportunity of living in a big city while I’m young.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

Before I can even remember, I’ve had a ball in my hands. My dad played when he was younger and both my brother and sister did, so watching them play made me want to play.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Offensive-Magedden with Rob and Clay.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to have the opportunity to play for and win a MAC Championship. 

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would say a bigger locker room with TVs, a Play Station and maybe a pool table. 

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Relaxing on the couch, watching sports or netflix, playing videogames or playing other sports/intramurals during the summer.

Favorite building on campus?

Starbucks. I drink way too much coffee, and it’s the only place I focus well enough to get a lot of homework done.

Favorite professor?

Sharon Castano. She helps outside of class with job/internship searchs to excel your professional life.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken. An egg can’t be hatched without the warmth of a chicken.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A chicken cheese steak with ranch and hot sauce from Grille Works.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad. He is always there for me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown closer with him by being able to watch and talk sports. Everything I do, I hope to make him proud. Whenever I fall short, he’s always the one to give advice on how to do better next time. 

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

Marilyn Monroe.

A quote you live your life by?

“Unless life gives you sugar and water, your lemonade is probably gonna suck.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

It means to make the most of everyday, put your best foot forward and lead by example. By being a Colonel, you can start a chain reaction that will get the team their best outcome for the season.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

SAD6, except for Allison Peet.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor