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Coach Holowaty: "Patrick came in as a shortstop but we think that he can eventually be a first baseman. He will be developing in the sub-varsity program this year."


High School: Played four years of baseball and basketball… pitched and played shortstop and outfield in baseball… two-year all-league pick in baseball… baseball captain…missed sophomore baseball season with a broken tibia… team earned No. 1 state ranking in Class “S” in his freshman year…


Other: Played on Terryville American Legion Post 20 for two years… zone all-star in 2011 and picked for Futures Showcase…


PERSONAL:  born Patrick D. O’Neill February 2, 1994... Parents: Jennifer and Daniel... Major: Physical Education...

Career Plans: PE Teacher... Residence: Thomaston, CT...




Favorite aspect of Eastern: Baseball Stadium

Favorite athlete of all time: Derek Jeter

Favorite professional sports team: Yankees

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: Human Biology

Favorite subject in school: History

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: Pre-Calc

Most beneficial aspect of college life: Rooming with Chad Pierce

The funniest comedian: Nick Swardson

Best choice for next President of the United States: Timothy Tebow      

Greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level: Joe Torre

The greatest sports moment of all time: Aaron Boone 2003 ALCS

Favorite Smart Phone application: Shazam

Most famous American: Katherine Webb

Most recognizable world figure: Krispy Kreme

Most important invention in last 100 years: Microwave

Most important advancement in medicine in last 50 years: Advanced Imaging

Biggest problem facing the world: Ourselves

Choice for a last meal: Bacon Cheeseburger from Chillis

Should student-athletes receive an annual stipend for their service to their school? If so, how much?: Million Dollars

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: UConn

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

Last movie you’ve seen: Ace Ventura

Favorite musical artist: Kenny Chesney

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite book: Tangerine

Favorite sporting event you’ve ever attended: Last Yankee Red Sox game at old stadium

Favorite sportscaster: Tim Kurkjian

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Volleyball

Favorite human interest story revealed by Olympic coverage: Michael Phelps

Olympic sport which should be added: Baseball

Olympic sport which should be dropped: Curling

Olympic sport which you know nothing about: Handball

Best advice you’ve ever received: “If you can believe it the mind can achieve it”

Person with the most difficult job in the world: Radio Tower Climbers

Area which you consider yourself to be an authority: Wiffleball Hall of Famer

Area which you know virtually nothing about: Art

Eastern’s biggest rival: Western

Your biggest rival: Terryville

Pet peeve: Bad Drivers

Biggest waste of time: Smoking

Your goals for the upcoming season: Win

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

Most dangerous animal: Chuck Vogt

Favorite pizza topping: Sausage and Peppers

What would you like to see as the University’s mascot?: A Warrior



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