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Andrews Ecstatic To Have Opportunity From Northeastern

Bruce Hefflinger
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Andrews Ecstatic To Have Opportunity From Northeastern

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Max Andrews 3B / SS / Kennebunk , ME / 2025

KENNEBUNK, Me. - When you live in Maine and have dreams of playing college baseball you need to adapt. At least in the eyes of Max Andrews.

“Being from Maine it’s not easy,” Andrews explained. “I was fortunate to be in a good program with the Rats and just joined Lightning, two respected programs in Maine. But you’ve got to do stuff on your own as well.

“Go to the Future Games. Go south. Anywhere but Maine. I did a lot of camps, that was a big thing. A lot of coaches use camps as a recruiting tool to let the whole staff see them. For me, it was getting out of Maine and in front of coaches and getting involved in things.

“The Future Games was the biggest thing of my career,” Andrews added. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at now without it. PBR helped me the most by far, along with the camps.”

Where the top-rated 2025 third baseman in Maine is now is feeling good about being a college commit to Northeastern.

“It felt great, like a weight lifted off my shoulders to know I’m going somewhere,” Andrews noted. “Now I have my junior and senior years of high school to play free, be myself and not worry if someone is going to give me a chance. I’ve got that chance at Northeastern.”

It was in eighth grade when Andrews first went to a camp at the university in Boston.

“I went back my ninth and 10th grade years and then went to the Future Games and they followed me there,” the 52nd-ranked junior in New England explained. “When Aug. 1 came around (head) coach (Mike) Glavine was one of the first I talked to and wanted to get me on a visit. I went on Sept. 17, I watched practice and took a tour of the campus. After that I went to his office and got an offer and then went home. It was a pretty good day.”

A commitment came more than a month later on Oct. 27.

“I told them I wanted to see other schools, but I circled back in late October,” noted Andrews, who had offers from Bryant and St. John’s along with interest from UMass and Holy Cross. “I knew it was the place for me.”

There was a lot to like about the college located 90 minutes from where Andrews currently lives.

“They believed in me the most,” the second-rated 2025 third baseman in Maine explained. “It was the first school I showed my face to and they seemed to stay in contact with me. The coaches are great guys and it’s in the city I grew up in.”

It was during Covid when Andrews became serious about a future in baseball.

“Once Covid hit it gave me a bunch of free time,” Andrews reflected. “I didn’t have anything to do so I dedicated all my time to baseball for 10 months. It was then I realized what I could do and enjoyed doing it. I trained every day, trying to gain weight and doing all the little things. Covid gave me a lot of time to give to it which gave me a huge advantage.”

Northeastern saw a lot to admire about the 6-2 180-pound left-handed hitting infielder, who could also see time in the outfield in an effort to get his bat in the lineup.

“They liked that I was a three-sport athlete,” Andrews said. “My versatility, speed, size, the way I play, my physicality and what they think I can be in a few years all stood out.”

Improvement was vital in getting recognized by the coaches with the Colonial Athletic Association Conference program.

“There was a lot of going into cages,” the third-ranked junior third baseman in New England pointed out. “I had a coach, Marcus Crowell with the Maine Guides, I’ve been with for six years that gave me the key to his cages and I’d go there and hit and work on my fielding every day. I worked in the weight room. I put a lot of work and effort into it, constant training for 30 minutes to an hour to get one percent better every day. I worked hard to be somebody that coaches wanted.”

Jason Lariviere and Colton Lawrence with the Rats and Ryan Copp and Mike D’Andrew with the Lightning along with his parents are others that Andrews, who turned 17 on Nov. 11, credited in helping his baseball journey reach the point of a college commitment.

“I’m ready to get to work,” concluded Andrews, who has graded out 99 of 100 percent at Kennebunk High School and is considering engineering as a possible college major. “It seems from the visit it’s baseball all day which is what I wanted.“

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