|Courtesy: Mudville Sports Information|
Player Name: Andrew Helean
Favorite Thing to Do (Other than baseball): Read and work out
Favorite Food: Barbequed Ribs
Favorite Subject: Sports Med.
Favorite Musician: Frank Sinatra
Favorite Hobby: Collecting Baseball Cards
Favorite Pro Baseball Player Most Like You: Jose Fernandez
Favorite Sports Moment: My first complete game
What made you decide to join Mudville?
The coaching staff is superb and the training is year round. This club offers a lot of great opportunities for the serious baseball player.
What can you say about the Mudville coaching staff?
The Mudville coaches are very experienced and knowledgeable, each coach also has the competitive edge that helps to propel the players to the next level on the field and win games.
Whatís your first memory of Mudville?
Meeting Coach Kurt at Safeco Field after watching Felix Hernandez pitch a gem.
What do you love most about the sport of baseball?
Thereís a lot to love about baseball, but I think my favorite part of baseball is the batter/pitcher relationship. Thereís so much preparation mentally and physically going into a pitch that takes .458 seconds to be either hit or missed. On either side of that interaction the focus required is awe inspiring and the results can be so fantastic and unique whether or not the ball is struck.
If you werenít playing baseball, what sport(s) would you be playing?
Most likely basketball, last year I was a part of my schoolís varsity basketball team which finished second on the state tournament.
What kinds of things do you like to do away from the field?
In my rare free time I like to play the guitar and grill.
When you attend college, what do you intend to major in and why?
Iím currently undecided, but I am interested in fields such as physiology, economics and business.
If baseball doesnít work out, what do you aspire to do after college?
Iíd love to stay involved in baseball and become a trainer or coach or perhaps even a broadcaster. Outside of baseball Iíd enjoy becoming a physical therapist or even perhaps work a finance or management job.
Are you involved in the community? If so, what have you done?
Iíve done various things in the community. Iíve volunteered to help coach little league, at habitat for humanity, at Seattle homeless shelters and have also been active in my church community.
Do you have any high school teammates, current or former, who will or already play college baseball? And where?
Yes. Iíve had teammates that are playing at Cornell and Claremont McKenna and I have a teammate currently who is committed to Stanford.
Whatís the best advice youíve ever been given and by whom?
ďAlways be the hardest workerĒ Ė My Parents
Do you have any pre-game superstitions? If so, what are they?
I donít really believe in lucky superstitions, but I before every start I have a similar routine that I stick to.
What number have you worn in high school? Does it have any significance to you?
Iíve worn numbers 24, and 25 during my sophomore and freshman years for no particular reason.
If you could meet any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Thomas Jefferson, Tom Seaver, Adrian Peterson. In no particular order.
If you could visit one country youíve never been to, what would that be and why?
Probably Spain. I have some Spanish blood in my family and I would love to put my years of Spanish classesí to the test.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
I loved John Olerud and Ken Griffey Jr.
What is your favorite baseball team?
The Seattle Mariners!
What sporting event would you most like to see?
The World Series.
Whatís the most important thing fans should know about you?
Iíve sat out a whole year of baseball due to injury and have realized how just much I love the game of baseball and how blessed I am to be able to compete. I wonít take any plays off and wonít take a single pitch for granted.