As the countdown to college baseball season continues, GoMason.com will feature one of Mason baseball's new additions each week up until the season-opening games in Port Charlotte, FL. This week spotlights Trevor Kelly, freshman from Yorktown, Va.
GoMason.com: What factors ultimately led to your decision to attend George Mason University?
Trevor Kelly: Receiving a baseball scholarship, the coaches, campus quality, and short distance from home.
GoMason: Before coming to George Mason, what did you know about the baseball program?
Kelly: I did not know very much about the baseball program until I came to a camp at Mason.
GoMason: How have you been preparing for the upcoming season?
Kelly: Fall practices with the team, lifting weights, and hitting in the batting cages with my coach or by myself.
GoMason: Have you set any goals for the upcoming season?
Kelly: Make the starting lineup and help the team repeat as conference champions.
GoMason: What led to your interest in playing baseball?
Kelly: My mother and father had me play tee ball at the age of four and I have not stopped playing since.
GoMason: When and where did you first start playing baseball?
Kelly: York County Little League in Yorktown, Va. at the age of four.
GoMason: What is a favorite baseball memory as a child, on or off the field?
Kelly: Throughout high school my Opa would come to every home baseball game I had and would place his chair right beside our dugout and watch the game.
GoMason: Which Major League player, past or present, do you think you emulate the most?
Kelly: David Wright
GoMason: What does it mean to you to play for coach Bill Brown?
Kelly: Playing for coach Brown is a great opportunity for because he has been around the game for a long time. I trust that whatever he tells me to do will benefit me in the long run.
GoMason: If you could not play baseball, which sport would you play and why?
Kelly: Basketball, because I played in middle school and I also played for my high school.
Gomason: What is one thing you want people to know about you?
Kelly: I am very appreciative of my family because they have supported me throughout my life in academics and athletics. If it were not for them supporting me I do not thing I would be anywhere near my goals in life.
What is your favorite…
Pre-game meal - Steak & Cheese from Subway with a double chocolate chip cookie.
MLB team - New York Mets
Song - Asthma by Drake