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Coach Holowaty: “So far in pre-season, Brent is one of our top six pitchers. We are expecting a lot from him as either a starter or reliever.”

High School: Four year member of the baseball and basketball programs and a two year member of the football team… was named to the All-State third team at utility as a senior and was named all-conference as a junior and senior in baseball… as a senior in baseball, named league MVP pitcher and league playoff MVP as a senior… won Class "LL" state championship as a junior in 2010, scoring the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 win over Xavier in the final for the school's first baseball title...

member of league championship teams as a junior and senior...


PERSONAL: born Brent T. Pelella February 16, 1993...Parents: Tracey and Rich... Major: Communication...

Career Plans: Journalist/ College Basketball Coach ... Residence: Southbury, CT...


Career Statistics Thru 2012


Favorite aspect of Eastern:

Pregame ritual: A Twix and a Voltage before every game.

Favorite athlete of all time: Bernie Williams.

 A reasonable annual salary for a pro athlete: $100,000… Your playing a game you love, that’s payment enough.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? Start a sports center for underprivileged kids.

If you could go out on a date with a celebrity, who would it be? Taylor Swift.

Your favorite activity other than sports: Writing about sports.

The best place for pizza: Dominos.

Favorite professional sports team: Yankees, Jets and Knicks… I can’t decide.

If you had the money, the automobile which you would buy: McLaren F1.

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: Modern World History.

The funniest comedian: Johnny Beehner.

Favorite movie: Angels in the Outfield.

Penalty for major college teams found cheating: People involved should be gone.

The best choice to be the next President of the United States? Will Smith.

Who is the greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level? Jim Boeheim

Favorite subject: Sports.

Favorite movie quote: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Most money you’ve ever spent for an athletic or musical event: $200 at least.

Favorite TV show: Boy Meets World

The greatest sports moment of all time: Posada’s flare to center in 2003 ALCS off Pedro.

Your biggest rival: Reggie Miller.

Your favorite song: Hey Soul Sister.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Italy.

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: Syracuse

Biggest change needed at Eastern: Dining Hall hours.

Favorite Smart Phone application: Temple Run.

Favorite restaurant: Pepe’s.

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be? March Madness.

Who won this year’s Women’s World Cup? Is that a beauty pageant…

Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Taylor Swift.

Your parent’s favorite saying: Come on!

Food you could survive on: Pizza.

Favorite Disney character: Does Selena Gomez count?

Favorite pet: My cat Cassie.

Strongest animal: The Honey Badger.

Waffle or sugar cone: Waffle.

World’s most glamorous city: Willimantic.

Eastern’s newest (non-athletic) structure: Science Building.

2011 World Series champion: St. Louis Cardinals.

Most famous NASCAR driver ever: Ricky Bobby.

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