AOTW: Robert Pecorelli, junior basketball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Feb. 12 – Feb. 18 Why Robert Pecorelli was selected: Pecorelli was crucial to the Colonels 85-70 win over Delaware Valley on Feb. 13, recording 26 points on 8-of-14 from the field, 5-of-8 from three-point range and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. Despite losing 80-77 to FDU-Florham three days later, Pecorelli recorded 18 points and seven rebounds for Wilkes.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Robert Pecorelli, junior basketball player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Robert Pecorelli

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing & Management

Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.

High School: Harborfields HS

Position: Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I decided to come to Wilkes because of the great atmosphere to further my athletic and academic careers. Wilkes provided great opportunities that other schools didn’t.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduating, I would like to find a job in New York City that fulfills my career goals in marketing and management for a top organization.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I first began playing in first grade because my brother played.

Favorite thing to do during practice?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope to win a MAC Championship.

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


Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Other than basketball, I enjoy “Star Wars” and hanging out with my friends.

Favorite building on campus?

UCOM, because it has Starbucks.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Kaster.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

An omelette.

Coke or Pepsi?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg, no doubt.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad.

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

Abe Lincoln.

A quote you live your life by?

“Life is short – smile while you still have teeth.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means being a part of a school that takes pride in what they do and trying to be the best you can be.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

SAD6, minus Allie Peet.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor