Who the Buc are you?
The Round Table got the opportunity to sit down with Matt O’Leary and find out who the Buc he is!
The Round Table: Where are you from?
Matt O’Leary: “ I am from Clarendon Hills, Illinois.”
RT: What is your major?
RT: What is your plan after college?
O’Leary: “If I had to choose right now, I would continue to play baseball at graduate school and get a master’s degree. I’m not sure where, but probably somewhere close.”
RT: How old were you when you first started playing baseball?
O’Leary: “My first memory of playing baseball was in the backyard with my dad when I was four. I have been playing my whole life.”
RT: What are the goals for the Beloit College baseball team this season?
O’Leary: “It won’t be a successful season if we don’t win a conference championship. I want to surprise people in the regionals. We have the right group of guys to do just that.”
RT: What is the best feeling in baseball?
O’Leary: “Hitting a ball and not even feeling it because you have squared it up so well.”
RT: What is your favorite professional sports team?
O’Leary: “Boston Red Sox. My dad is from Cape Cod near Boston. I have been growing up around Red Sox fans my whole life.”
RT: Baseball players are known for superstitions. Do you have any, why or why not?
O’Leary: “Before every at bat, I take a sip of water and put my batting gloves on in a certain order. Put on the left glove, right glove, strap left, strap right.”
RT: What is your favorite movie?
O’Leary: “Good Will Hunting.”
RT: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
O’Leary: “Super strength. I think it would be so cool.”
RT: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
O’Leary: “I want to go to France because I took 4 years of French in high school. I really liked my French teacher.”
RT: What is your favorite memory with the team so far?
O’Leary: “Freshman year in Florida, I got sick for 2 or 3 days and when I got healthy, everyone welcomed me back with open arms and it showed we are a family not just a team.”
RT: If you could make one change about Beloit, what would it be?
O’Leary: “Better food.”