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Zachary Stevenson ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Thomaston High School
  • Thomaston, CT
  • Baseball
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Zachary Stevenson's Baseball Recruiting Profile
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Personal Statement

I spent several minutes wondering what would make a good personal statement to a college coach.  Then it hit me. I put myself in your shoes, Coach, and asked myself the following question: Why is Zach Stevenson your best option as catcher on your baseball team?  

Growing up, my parents insisted that my sister and I work hard and give 100% to prepare for the next level, in the classroom and on the playing field. This approach is all I know and their influencing me in this way has served me well. I am currently ranked # 3 in my class and have been recognized with several academic awards. On the baseball field, I was a freshman starter at DH in 2019 and was poised to be our starting catcher this past season as a sophomore. Disappointingly, this did not come to be, as our 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, my travel team was able to play a 25 game season.  

I love playing baseball. I also believe that being part of a team is hugely important for character building and personal development. Everyone needs to experience the lows of failure to fully appreciate the highs of success. Also, as a team member, I am determined that a lack of effort on my part will never contribute to a loss. I think that both of these concepts translate well to professional life, beyond school and the baseball diamond.   

I was very fortunate to have played this past travel season (Summer 2020) under Head Coach Kyle Bonicki, who’s a current Assistant Coach for Amherst College’s baseball team.  Playing for Coach Kyle gave me a unique perspective of the college game. Like never before, I was treated like a man and entrusted by Coach Kyle to run the game for him from the field. I feel as though my understanding of game strategy exploded under Coach Kyle, giving me the confidence to take charge and direct my teammates in-game.  Looking back, I can confidently say that by season’s end, my teammates not only responded positively to me, but also looked to me for direction and encouragement during crunch-times.   

In closing, Coach, I am seeking to attend a college or university with a highly regarded Engineering program. And I hope that being a catcher for that school’s baseball team will be part of my college experience.  I may not be the best catcher coming out of the Class of 2022, but I believe you’ll be hard pressed to find another recruit with my combination of catching skill, game understanding, academic success and motivation for personal excellence. When this process is over, I will be proud to play for you and the name on the front of my jersey.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
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Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2020 No Records. (Travel - 16U)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Kyle Bonicki (current Assistant Coach, Amherst College)



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High School Information

High School:
Thomaston High School
(860) 283-3030

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors History Honors Chemistry Honors Advanced Algebra Honors English
AP Classes:
Yes. UCONN English 1010 - Rhetoric & Law UCONN Physics 1201Q UCONN U.S. History
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Student of the Month 3/2019
  • Award
    • Student of the Month 2/2020
  • Activity
    • Class of 2022 Vice-President
  • Activity
    • Student Council Representative
  • Activity
    • STEM Club-Captain
  • Activity
    • Civil Air Patrol (current rank of Technical Sergeant/Cadet Commander)
  • Activity
    • Actively pursuing my private pilot's license (currently at 35 hours of training and have soloed).

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