AOTW: John Hibschman, freshman baseball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Mar. 26 – Apr. 1 Why John Hibschman was selected: Hibschman pitched 7.2 innings in the Colonels victory against DeSales, only allowing four hits and three runs. The freshman earned his second conference-game collegiate win.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: John Hibschman, freshman baseball player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: John Hibschman

Year: Freshman

Major: Environmental Engineering

Hometown: Millville, N.J.

High School: Millville Senior HS

Position: Pitcher

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The engineering program and the fantastic reputation that surrounded it, all while also having the opportunity to play collegiate baseball drove me to come to Wilkes Univeristy.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

Being a freshman, my career plans are somewhat vague, but I’d like to have the opportunity to work in the field and not so much behind a desk.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I first started playing baseball in third grade, mostly because my friends also played. But in the end, I loved it so I continued playing.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do at practice is to take batting practice. Pitchers batting practice has to be earned, so it’s very fun to have happen every once in a while.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I just hope to keep helping the team the best I can and make a playoff run for the second year in a row.

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

 In my opinion, the program has been great and I can’t think of anything I’d change.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Other hobbies I have besides baseball are golf and fishing.

Favorite professor?

Bernie Kovacs, the English professor.

Favorite building on campus?

Sturdavent Hall because that is where I live and spend most of my time.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Probably breakfast, omelets are a solid choice.

Coke or Pepsi?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Most influential person in your life?

The most influential people in my life are most definitely my parents. They push me to excel at everything I do.

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

I definitely would eat dinner with Lyndon B. Johnson.

A quote you live your life by?

“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little-stitious.” 

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

 “Be Colonel” means to be a good teammate and represent the school as best you can when playing or just in class. 

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor