Q & A with Baseball's Nick Addison|
Dec. 14, 2011
UICFlames.com contributor Claire Donyanavard recently sat down with redshirt junior outfielder Nick Addison (Barrington, Ill./Fremd) to talk about his role with this year's squad and plans for the future.
UICFlames.com: What do you want to accomplish this season?
NA: The main goal is consistency. Winning is obviously important, but getting better every game and every week and maintaining that consistency throughout our season is equally important.
UICFlames.com: How does it feel to be a team leader, in comparison to being an underclassman?
NA: It’s definitely different than being an underclassman. Being a leader comes with a certain amount of responsibility. You never worry about yourself anymore, because it’s always about what’s best for the team. It’s a role that you have to be 100 percent committed to.
UICFlames.com: What influenced your decision to redshirt?
NA: I came in late to the program. I was committed somewhere else previously and I recommitted to UIC. When I entered the UIC program I decided redshirting would be a smart idea. The team had a number of talented outfield upperclassmen and it was the best decision for me personally, and for the team.
UICFlames.com: What are your plans after you conclude your baseball career in 2013?
NA: My goal is to get drafted. If that doesn’t work out, I plan on finding a job that relates to my major, Communications. I am also interested in sports broadcasting.