MAOTW: Zachary Nesheiwat, junior football player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Oct. 6 to Oct. 12 Why Zachary Nesheiwat was selected: Nesheiwat secured the game-saving interception late in the fourth quarter in Wilkes’ thrilling 42-40 victory over Albright College on Oct. 12. His performance earned him the MAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Zachary Nesheiwat

Name: Zack Nesheiwat

Year: Junior

Major: Finance

Hometown: Hackettstown, N.J.

High School: Hackettstown HS

Position: Cornerback


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I came to Wilkes for the business school and for sports. I felt that there was a good combination of both that worked best for me. 

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I would like to join the New Jersey State Police. 

Favorite building on campus?

Pearsall because that’s where I lived my freshman year. 

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

Obviously, the chicken.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to continue to go 1-0 each week and win the MAC. 

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing when I was in elementary school. Football was always something my family and I were interested in, so I started to play as soon as I could. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?


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

I think the program should continue to preach playing your 1/11th and play for the guys around you. That has been a big part of our success the past few years to build a positive environment. 

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Off of the field, I like to play video games and make fun of my roommate Jordan Jones with Josh Fitzsimmons. 

Most influential person(s) in your life?

My parents are the most influential people in my life. They always have my back with the decisions I make and are always there to support me.  

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

Elvis Presley. Then, we could get a free meal.

Favorite Professor?

Dr. Frear.

Coke or Pepsi?

Cherry Coke.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Grilled cheese.

A quote you live your life by? 

“What else?” – Big C 

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Being a Colonel means to get your one percent every day. Simply, it means to get better in everything you do each day. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Shout-out to all my North Jersey guys, you know who I’m talkin about.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor