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Coach Holowaty: "Adam has a little tendonitis in his shoulder but he's a freshman pitcher who has a lot of upside. We think that he's a sleeper for us if he develops."


High School: Three-sport letterwinner in baseball, football and indoor track… started for three seasons in baseball and football… in baseball, pitched and played outfield and earned All-State honorable mention and All-League honors in each of his final two seasons… helped Wildcats to a spot in the Class M state title game where they lost, 1-0, to Montville… as a freshman, member of football team which reached the state title game…


PERSONAL: born Adam W. Merritt September 18, 1994... Parents: Maura and Russell... Residence: Seymour, CT...




Favorite athlete of all time: Mariano Rivera

Favorite professional sports team: Yankees

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: Philosophy

Favorite subject in school: Math

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: Yoga

Most beneficial aspect of college life: Freedom

The funniest comedian: Dane Cook

Best choice for next President of the United States: Denzel Washington

Favorite Smart Phone application: Snapchat

Choice for a last meal: Anything with potatoes and stuffing

Should student-athletes receive an annual stipend for their service to their school? If so, how much?: No

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: Notre Dame

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be?: Game 7 of the World Series

Last movie you’ve seen: End of Watch

Favorite musical artist: Justin Moore

Favorite actor: Jeremy Renner

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite sporting event you’ve ever attended: Yankees Game

Favorite sportscaster: Joe Morgan

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Super pipe

Olympic sport which should be added: UFC

Olympic sport which should be dropped: Speed walking

Olympic sport which you know nothing about: Curling

Best advice you’ve ever received: Superstition is but a lack of confidence

Person with the most difficult job in the world: President

Area which you know virtually nothing about: Science

Eastern’s biggest rival: Keene State

If you could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Spain

Most dangerous animal: Tiger

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni




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