Name: Sean Sheets
Hometown/High School: Manchester, NY / Red Jacket
Major: Criminology/Criminal Justice
Plans for next year: Get a job in law enforcement.
Career goal: Becoming a New York State Trooper.
Favorite memory with the team: Even though I was injured and couldn't play, my favorite memory was winning the NEAC regular season title.
What advice would give to freshmen on the team: Don't take any moment for granted, you never know when something like this Coronavirus situation is going to happen or even a season ending injury that could take away your last opportunity to play the game that you have grown up loving. Play every play like it's your last, and enjoy every second you have to play the game. There aren't many kids that are as fortunate as us to say that they have had the chance to play college baseball that has the same passion for the game as all of us.
What would you tell someone looking at coming to Keuka College to play baseball: It's important to spend time with the team outside of just practice and games. You will create a lot of strong bonds with your teammates that you will never forget.
What does it mean to be a part of the #KCFamily: To be a part of #KCFamily means more than just being a student-athlete. To me it means being there for one another in times of need. Also, knowing that you have a group of people who always have your back on and off the court/field. Especially now during this hard time and being faced with the circumstances that were given to all of us. It's not only fellow teammates, fellow classmates or students who are there for one another. It's also the coaches, trainers, professors, and administrators who are here to back up their students and help them get through hard times like this.
From Coach Ferchen: Sean is an outstanding athlete that has gone through some tough times physically during his 4 years. Sean is a very mentally tough young man and his work ethic is second to none. Players and Coaches have the utmost respect for what he has gone through and how he has fought back from injuries each and every year. Sean is a very respectful young man and has earned the respect of everyone in the program, especially from me. It has been an honor having Sean in the program and wish him much success in his career.
A message from Sean: I would like to thank my parents, Mary and Bill Sheets for driving/flying many miles to support me, and always being here for me. If it wasn't for them, I never would have had the opportunities that I have had to get a college education and be able to play baseball at a college level. I would also like to thank Coach Ferchen for always being there to support me and my fellow teammates, both on and off the field. To me, he was much more than a baseball coach, he was a life coach. He gave me just as many great life lessons/guidance, as he did baseball lessons/guidance. Also, I would like to thank all my teammates. They always had my back, and made this college experience a fun one. I would like to thank Jimmy Habecker as well, for putting something like this together to give a salute to me and the other seniors in spring sports, who never got the chance to have a senior day because of the prior circumstances that are out of our hands. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Bray and the rest of the training staff for helping me rehab and recover from the injuries that I had.