WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2017 spotlights by meeting baseball star Neil Dutton.
Major: Criminal Justice with a minor in coaching
Sport Played: Baseball
Why did you choose Shenandoah? I wanted to further my baseball career, and get a quality education. Having a meeting with Coach Anderson, while on my recruiting visit, is what really made my decision to make Shenandoah my second home. I also love the friendly environment the campus brings and the City of Winchester.
Favorite Class and Professor: Intro to Sport Management; Dr. Fritz Polite. Sport Psychology; Dr. Jessica Peacock
What do you like most about playing sports at SU? Being a part of such an amazing group of guys that work hard, so we can all reach our common goal. I enjoy the competition for spots our program has every year. Also, having teammates that I can call brothers and go to anything for. Having a second family while at college has been a blessing.
Favorite thing to do in Winchester: Going to any of the restaurants downtown on the walking wall.
Favorite SU Athletics Memory: There are so many to choose from. Winning an ODAC Championship as a team, Hitting a Home Run my first college at bat, Hanging out with the guys anytime, jokes by Connor Molloy, and being called Captain Hook by Coach A.
What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? It has meant the world to me. Being a part of such an elite program, and having all the support from my family, teammates, and coaches whenever needed. I loved traveling to all the other schools/fields and competing. I couldn't imagine my time here any differently. Well, besides dislocating my elbow.
Post-Graduate Plans: I plan to work for a Federal Agency, or go into the Navy as an officer.
Nobody knows that I... can probably beat anyone on campus at bowling.