Matthew Gerardi Commits to Albright College Baseball
October 26, 2022
Matthew Gerardi has always loved baseball and the Huntington High School senior is thrilled to be able to continue playing the sport. The teenager has committed to play the sport at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania
Albright is a highly regarded private liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1,700 undergraduates. It traces its founding to 1856. A member of the Middle Atlantic Conference, Albright competes in NCAA Division III.
“Albright stood out when I met the players and the coaches,” Mr. Gerardi said. “I also saw how nice the campus was. I plan to study accounting and play baseball at Albright. I look to graduate Albright and become a certified public accountant.”
The Princeton Review has named Albright among the “Best Northeastern” schools. The college is similar to Huntington High School in its diversity. In its campus ethnic diversity category, US News & World Report ranks Albright 33rd among 208 national liberal arts colleges. It is among the top 50 colleges for economic value according to The Economist magazine.
Mr. Gerardi pitches and plays shortstop for the Blue Devil varsity baseball team. He was a member of the 2021 team that won the Suffolk championship for Huntington for the first time in 61 years.
Albright stood out when I met the players and the coaches...I also saw how nice the campus was. I plan to study accounting and play baseball at Albright.
“It has meant a lot playing for the Blue Devils,” Mr. Gerardi said. “We won the county championship my sophomore year, but we lost many seniors and had a rough season in my junior year. This year we look to improve our record with a team that is mostly seniors.”
The teenager also spends time participating in the high school’s Key Club and Habitat for Humanity chapter as well as the Social Studies Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
“I’ve had an amazing experience at Huntington with many teachers helping out and challenging me,” Mr. Gerardi said. “As challenging as my classes became, I maintained a 96 average. Teachers stayed after school and provided me with everything possible so I could learn. COVID-19 made the experience tough as I missed out of having a typical experience until this year.”
Mr. Gerardi hopes to turn in best year ever on the diamond next spring for the Blue Devils. He’s already training for it now.