By Hanna Duenkel
LoCoSports Photo Editor
*Update (11/19/2015): Stone Bridge High School senior Brett Kreyer has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Lafayette College.
Ashburn (September 30, 2015) — Stone Bridge High School senior Brett Kreyer has made a commitment to play baseball at Division I Lafayette College after completing his high school career this spring.
Born in Great Falls, Kreyer is a native of the northern Virginia area and has played baseball for most of his life.
“Baseball was the first sport I ever tried playing when I was a kid,” the 6-foot Kreyer said. “Although I tried throwing right-handed in my first T-ball season, I fell in love with the game and since then have never wanted to take a season off.”
Over a decade later, Kreyer now pitches left handed, no longer plays T-ball and is going to play for a well known, Division I baseball program at Lafayette.
“Lafayette College is a place where I feel that I can fit in both academically and athletically,” Kreyer said. “I took the time to explore my options and think about where I would fit in best. Lafayette has strong academic programs as well as a competitive baseball team that I can contribute to. I also love the philosophy of the coaching staff and how they plan to work hard towards having success every season.”
While the Lafayette Leopards have worked towards success each season, they have fallen short by winning just about 30-percent of their games during the past five seasons. The left handed pitcher hopes to help the team improve by focusing on the little things.
“I will contribute in every way I can towards the team. I will get hitters out just as I have throughout high school and will continue to do so throughout college,” Kreyer said. “I am confident in my abilities as a pitcher and will use them to help win baseball games for Lafayette.”
Kreyer has one more year before he joins the ranks at Lafayette and is spending it with the Bulldogs at Stone Bridge High School – who are coming off of a strong 2015 season that ended with a win in the VHSL 5A state championship.
“I expect that we will have another very strong team next year at Stone Bridge,” Kreyer said. “We lost a lot of great players from last season, but along with our new coaching staff, we have the talent we need to do just as good as last spring. We need to continue to practice hard every day and work towards achieving our goal of repeating as state champs.”
As a senior, Kreyer hopes to lead the team to another state championship, but also remain calm about the future ahead of him.
“It definitely helps me relax for my senior year in high school. I don’t have to worry about deciding between many different college choices,” Kreyer said. “Instead, I am able to focus on getting better every day and prepare for my future at Lafayette College, both as a student and as a baseball player.”