Meet The New UW Baseball Signees: Garrett Anderson
Dec. 23, 2012
SEATTLE - Over the coming weeks, we'll be introducing Husky Baseball fans to the class of 2013 - those high-school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the UW next fall and play on the 2014 Husky team.
The fifth of our 10 signees is Garrett Anderson, a middle infielder from Puyallup, Wash., where he teamed with fellow signee Alex Hardy at Emerald Ridge High. Anderson is an all-conference shortstop and is also a Deans List and National Honor Society student.
"Garrett is a hard-nosed middle infielder who gets your attention because of how hard he plays," UW head coach Lindsay Meggs said of Anderson. "He has a legitimate shortstop arm, so he is projectable at either spot defensively. Offensively, Garrett reminds me a little of Dustin Pedroia. He can make it happen with the bat and he refuses to get cheated."
Here's a look at Garrett:
UW Baseball: What is your pre-game superstition if you have any?
Answer: Say a prayer and listen to my pre-game playlist. Most of my superstitions are in the game and on the field is where I am most superstitious.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer: Chocolate milk and PB&J.
UW Baseball: Favorite pre-game music?
UW Baseball: What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
Answer: The Big Bang Theory.
UW Baseball: If you weren't playing baseball you would ...
Answer: Be a multi-sport athlete. I miss competing in other athletics but I'm happy I made the decision to just focus on baseball.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Answer: Psalms 118:14 "The Lord is my strength, and my song; he has given me victory."
UW Baseball: Who are you most looking forward to playing with at the UW?
Answer: All of the middle infielders. It's going to be a great experience to work together up the middle and create chemistry in between the lines and off.
UW Baseball: If you could trade places with one person in professional sports for a day who would it be and why?
Answer: Tom Brady because it would be awesome to see what it's like to be the best Quarterback in the NFL.
UW Baseball: Do you play any other sports in HS? If so, what?
UW Baseball: Have you always been an infielder?
Answer: Actually I played first base in tee ball through the first year of kid pitch. Then when I became a little more athletic I moved to shortstop.
UW Baseball: When did you start thinking about playing in college?
Answer: I always knew I was going to take as far as I could and into college. Especially when people said I was too small to play at the Division I level. I'm very blessed to have the opportunity to play in the Pac-12 at the University of Washington.
UW Baseball: What are your personal goals this season and in your career at UW?
Answer: This season I plan to make it the most memorable season yet in my high school career and reach the ultimate goal of state.
UW Baseball: Why UW Baseball?
Answer: Coach Meggs and the other coaches' vision of Omaha is what solidified my decision of wanting to be a Husky. There are some amazing things going on at the U and I had to be a part of the ultimate goal and dog pile.
UW Baseball: What is your best memory of baseball at any level?
Answer: Traveling to the Dominican Republic for a tournament in the eighth grade was definitely a life-changing experience. It wasn't only a baseball tournament, but a chance for our team to realize what the game is really means.
UW Baseball: What are some of the strengths of your game that you will bring to the UW?
Answer: Determination, hard work, perseverance, and knowledge of the game to make things happen.
UW Baseball: Have you thought much about what you want to major in?
Answer: I think I want to major in history and then get my graduate work in education. What I really would like to do is coach and the best opportunity to do that would be as a teacher as well.
UW Baseball: Away from the field and the classroom, what are some of your hobbies, or what do you like to watch?
Answer: I love to spend my time at the gym with my friends getting better and playing pickup basketball games. We always have to make whatever we're doing in my friend group and family a competition. Video games, backyard football, hoops, it always becomes a must-win situation.