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Athlete of the Issue: Brady Devereux ‘18

Freshman pitcher and Wake Forest commit Brady Devereux has been an important piece to the success of Malvern baseball this year.

B. Devereux / J. Faunce
B. Devereux / J. Faunce

After playing JV baseball as an eighth grader, Brady Devereux gained the experience necessary to pitch on the varsity level and thrived as Malvern baseball won its fifth straight Inter-Ac title.

Where did you go to grade school before you attended Malvern?
I was at Penn Wood Elementary School and I went to Malvern [for] middle school.

So, you play baseball and basketball, but if you had to choose between the two, which would be your personal favorite and why?
I guess I’d choose baseball because I am good at it and it is a lot easier.

What does being here at Malvern mean to you?
Well, Malvern means brotherhood and unity and you have to look out for one another.

Do you have anything to say about the baseball team and how great everyone is playing this year after just winning the Inter-ac?
Everyone is really playing well. We are really firing on all cylinders and we are really playing as a team. That is what is getting us most of our wins.

Would you want to play baseball in college? Have you looked at any colleges you would like to attend and maybe play for?
Yes I would, and I am actually verbally committed to Wake Forest to play for them. There were actually a lot of things that really factored into that. One of them being the academic standpoint and not just baseball. I made that decision on December 27, 2014.

Would you say being so active in the sports at Malvern has affected you academically?
Not really. You do just work a little bit harder academically when you are in season. It is also easier to get your work done when you have to manage your time better.

How do your coaches prepare you for a big game, especially towards the end of the season?
Well, they know that not everybody is the same, and that everybody has to work as a team. The practices can be pretty rigorous, which helps prepare us really well.

So who on the team gets everyone pumped up for the big games?
Well really everybody does, but the captains do put a lot of effort into it. The captains [Mark Gentilotti, Chris Butera, and Brendan Inglis] really keep everybody together. They are all seniors so they know that it is their last year here, so they really get everybody fired up, knowing that this is the last thing they have to play for.

Outside of the sports, what is your favorite thing about Malvern and what do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy everything really. There is not really anything here that I do not love.

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