AOTW: Gage Coudriet, freshman baseball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Mar. 12 – Mar. 17 Why Gage Coudriet was selected: Coudriet earned his first conference victory of his collegiate career after defeating Misericordia 11-3. The relief pitcher lasted five innings with one strikeout and gave up three hits to lead his team to victory.


Nicole Gaetani

Male Athlete of the Week: Gage Coudriet, freshman baseball player

Name: Gage Coudriet

Year: Freshman

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Philipsburg, Pa.

High School: Philipsburg-Osceola HS

Position: Pitcher

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Wilkes University provided an opportunity for me to pursue my passions through a great mechanical engineering program, while also allowing me to continue my athletic career.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I hope to become an employee at an engineering firm and assist the company in achieving its goals. I also plan on possibly furthering my education if I feel that it will be beneficial with my career.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing baseball at eight years old because many of my family members played. I always enjoyed watching games or playing for fun in my yard.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Throw bullpens and continue to improve my pitching abilities.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to help the team in any way I can to compete for a conference title and be successful in achieving that goal.

Favorite building on campus?

Stark Learning Center. It provides many resources and has many study rooms for when you need somewhere quiet to focus and get work done.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Any sandwich from Which Wich.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Razavi. His class allows us to be creative in inventing a new product and possibly getting a patent for it.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I enjoy hunting, fishing and watching sports.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg came first because dinosaurs laid eggs way before chickens even existed.

Most influential person in your life?

My parents. They made me into the person I am today and always believed in me no matter what I wanted to achieve in life.

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

Roberto Clemente. I would want to experience his views on the game of baseball, and the positive effects he made on people in his community.

A quote you live your life by?

“It`s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means that you should be proud of being a part of the Wilkes community, represent the university in a positive way through your actions and support all Colonels.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Thank you to my family and any of my prior and current coaches for helping me become the person and athlete I am today.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor