Randolph, NJ- Bucknell in Pennsylvania will be the collegiate destination for Randolph Senior Brendan Lowery, who signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University on Friday Nov. 17.
“I felt that Bucknell was the best balance for me, with a combination of great baseball, challenging academics, and a perfect distance away from home,” said Lowery. “There were a lot of other great colleges that gave me an opportunity that I will forever be grateful for, but Bucknell was my top school all along.”
Lowery has been a starter for the Rams at Short Stop since his sophomore season, and was the only tenth grade starter on Varsity that season.
“There are so many people that I attribute my success to, especially my family, friends, and coaches; but I would specifically like to thank my father and brother who are the reason that I have found success in baseball,” said Lowery. “My brother is the greatest role model for me and showed me how hard I needed to work if I wanted to be successful. My dad pushed me in everything thing I did whether It be the hours we would spend at the field or making sure I’m ready for anything thrown my way.”
Like many successful high school athletes, it was more than just the town high school team that Lowery played for. Off seasons were spent working hard honing his craft on a travel team as well.
“I would like to thank my travel team coach Todd Leathers who is the one who was able to take my game to the next level and help me with any recruiting troubles I might have. Finally, my high school coach Doug Anderson really progressed my game and made sure I focused on getting better every time I had the chance to. It was a long and difficult road but all these people in my life really helped me get to the point where I am today.”
Lowery enjoyed a successful sophomore season, batting .292 with 12 walks, 7 RBI’s, and 12 runs scored, while turning double plays at one of the most important infield positions.
Junior year Lowery became even more of a force at the plate, upping his average to .308 and scoring 23 runs, while adding 11 stolen bases and 13 RBI’s. He hopes his final season as a Randolph Ram is even better.
“For my Senior season, my goal is to continue to push myself to improve on every aspect of my game,” said Lowery. “For my team, I am set on finally getting that County championship that has eluded us the last two years. I believe with a lot of hard work and leadership, this team could really do some damage.”
For academic studies, Lowery is going to go into the College of Management will pursue a Business career after college, if baseball does not work out.