15 Questions With...Dillon Wagman

15 Questions With...Dillon Wagman

1. What sport do you play?

Baseball

2. What is your favorite athletic moment at Wesleyan?

Our back to back series sweeps of UVa.-Wise and Fairmont State which lead us to the conference tournament two years ago.

3. Describe your toughest practice at Wesleyan? 

Three years ago we got caught participating in extracurricular activities the night before a Saturday practice from another player's Snapchat story…we ran for two straight hours that next morning.

4. What is your favorite saying from your head coach?

"Jog and stretch"  –Coach Randall "Deuce" Tenney

5. What was or is the favorite class you have taken at Wesleyan, what year was it and who taught the class? 

I would have to say Kinesiology my Junior year with Dr. Greg.

6. What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

I've met a ton of great people that I otherwise wouldn't have and would probably pick Wesleyan again if I did it all over because of them.

7. What was your initial thoughts of Buckhannon when you arrived as a freshman?  

Well there are more students that went to my high school than were at Wesleyan when I first visited and that's still true now, so I may have been a little worried that I wouldn't get a true college experience. It all worked out in the end.

8. What is your greatest strength? Weakness?

Probably my ability to ravenously inhale any amount food put in front of my face at any time. Weakness, probably going to have to go with portion control.

9. Who is your hero? And Why?

I would have to give this one to my dad. Growing up we definitely bumped heads over the years, but he absolutely raised me right. He was always my biggest coach on the field, and was always there for me, whether it was for baseball, or for life in general. I wouldn't have made it where I have without him.

10. What question do you hate to answer?

Any time teammate John Koon calls me with literally no intent and says, "What's up?"

11. What is your favorite food? 

My favorite food is a Reuben sandwich which I'm sure half of the 30 people that actually read this interview will have never heard of.

12. What is your favorite restaurant in the entire world?

This place called Kobu. It's a hibachi/sushi restaurant in my hometown (Mahopac, N.Y.) and has by far the best sushi I've ever had, and it doesn't hurt that they also have a full bar. Would recommend, 10/10.  

13Favorite vacation spot?

Pretty much anywhere in Puerto Rico. I have family there so I've been going every summer since I was a little kid.

14. What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on going back home to New York. I will work as a strength coach at my local indoor baseball training facility, so I can pay off my mountain of student loans.

15. What advice would you give to freshmen on your team?

Enjoy it all while you're here. It goes by a lot quicker than you'd like to realize.