[email protected] With Miami of Ohio Commit Stephen Sada

                                  Stephen Sada, SS/2B, Saegertown HS, Class of 2013


PBR:  Where have you decided to attend college and why did you make this choice?
Sada: I have decided to attend Miami University of Ohio. I made this decision because they have a great accounting program (my major), a quality baseball program, top notch facilities, and a beautiful campus.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?
Sada: I was also considering UConn, Coastal Carolina, Radford, Marshall, Bucknell, Slippery Rock, Mercyhurst, Akron, and Kent State.

PBR:  Was distance from home a factor in your decision?
Sada: Distance was a small factor in my decision but I wanted to go somewhere where I knew that I would be comfortable and have a great collegiate experience.

PBR:  Where did the coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?
Sada: The coaches first saw me when we played at their campus this summer. My relationship with the coaches developed pretty fast. Coach Isons made me feel very comfortable when I went for a visit. I have developed a great relationship with Coach Simonds by meeting with him and talking with him over the phone. I look forward to playing for both of them.

PBR:  What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?
Sada: Coach Simonds has told me he has aspirations for me to compete for a spot in the lineup my freshman year and get an opportunity to play right away.

PBR:  What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that will help your team?
Sada: My speed is my best strength as a player.  I believe I can put pressure on the defense and make things happen for my team.

PBR:  Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most memorable experience from this past summer?
Sada: I played for the Evoshield Canes MA this summer and will play for the Allegheny Pirates this fall. My most memorable experience was playing in Georgia at East Cobb against some of the best competition in the nation. It was amazing to see the level of play down there coming from a small town in Northwest PA.

PBR:  What is your current GPA?
Sada: My current GPA is 4.17.

PBR:  Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team going into your senior season?
Sada: Individually I would like to keep working on all aspects of my game and become the best player that I can. For my team, I want to work hard day in and day out and win a state championship. This group of guys has come so close multiple times and we want to finally reach that goal of becoming state champs.

PBR: How did Prep Baseball Report aid you in gaining exposure as a potential college baseball recruit?
Sada: Prep Baseball Report gave me exposure through their website and 2013 rankings. I also attended a showcase that was held by PBR.

PA Top Prospect Games 2012