by emily pham
University of Oregon
With sharpened skills and outstanding potential, Senior Andrew Mosiello is currently anticipating what the future holds for him as he continues to pursue his passion: playing baseball. Mosiello began his baseball career at the age of four, inspired by his parents. Since then, Mosiello has been practicing every day possible. His potential has allowed him to commit early into the University of Oregon on a full-ride scholarship to play baseball. Although he got other offers from twelve other schools and some from the Pacific-Twelve Conference (Pac-12), a successful conference with numerous achievements that is made up of twelve prestigious universities, Mosiello believed his most ideal offer was from the University of Oregon. Mosiello explained, “I chose the University of Oregon because I like the inside and outside of the campus and believe it is the right school for me.” He was surprised when he received the offer from the University of Oregon because he did not expect himself to qualify for this offer. Mosiello stated, “I did not expect such outcomes and it feels great to receive this [offer] and scholarship.” He continues to venture deeper into the world of baseball and has taken part in numerous practices with his friends and teammates. Mosiello has learned that partaking in a sport in high school gave him the ability to learn what is right and wrong, and sports helped him prepare for the bigger world of baseball. He understands that all players will maintain some knowledge gained from the coaches and players when the season comes to an end. When the team wins or loses, the knowledge and skills obtained in each practice and game can be used in the future of their careers. After being a part of the team for a number of successful seasons, Mosiello has also learned to balance baseball and school work since he is determined to not let anything stop him from succeeding in his dream career. Mosiello has high hopes to earn his desired degree and pursue a career playing baseball in the future.