The Athletic Department of Penn State Hazleton is proud to announce that Connor Ceci will join the Nittany Lion Baseball Program next year to continue his academic and athletic careers. He recently graduated from the Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown, MD where he studied Engineering and Architecture. Connor is the son of Andrea and Joseph Ceci and has a sister, Mollie.
Connor was a multi-sport athlete at Washington County, anchoring down the baseball team as their catcher and playing in the outfield; he also ran varsity cross country. A two-year letterman, Ceci was named as a co-captain his senior year. In addition to his high school team, Connor also plays baseball in the Elite Baseball League -West Virginia, Hagerstown Colt League, and the Funkstown American Legion program. When not playing baseball, Connor likes to be outdoors, lift weights, and play video games.
"I had a great feeling about Connor after speaking with him and meeting him when he toured our campus. He has a great work ethic and a passion for the game, which I really love about him. He will make a wonderful addition to the program here at Penn State Hazleton" stated Head Baseball Coach, Jeff Nietz. "He's one of those players who will make the most of their opportunities and help the team in a number of ways!"
Ceci plans to study Civil Engineering, and possibly obtain a Masters in Structural engineering along the way. He will be a great asset to the classroom as well as the baseball field - while at Washington County Technical School, Connor was an Honor Roll Student, won the Career and Technical Education Award for Excellence in Horticulture, and the Academic Excellence Award of Science.
In coming to Penn State Hazleton, Ceci felt it was an easy choice to make. " I was looking for somewhere to play baseball and study civil engineering and penn state Hazleton was the perfect place for me to do both. I see my college years to be a period of personal growth and success - Most importantly, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity on and off the field, knowing that the way I present myself reflects my team, my coaches and the school I attend - Penn State Hazleton!"