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Class of 2016 Spotlight - Ryan Mossman

Class of 2016 Spotlight - Ryan Mossman

WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2016 by meeting baseball star Ryan Mossman.

Major: Sport Management 

Sport Played: Baseball 

Why did you choose Shenandoah?  When I first visited Shenandoah I felt the homeyness of the school immediately. I loved that feeling that I wasn't just a number and I was apart of a community. Also, playing for a program with a winning tradition, took academics seriously as well as provided me with an opportunity to grow as a man was important . 

Favorite Class and Professor:  My two favorite classes have been Sport Sociology and Ethics in Sports which are taught by Dr. Gawrysiak and Dr. Wigley. Dr. Gawrysiak and Dr. Wigley are by far my favorite professors here at Shenandoah. The energy and enthusiasm they bring to work is unmatched and without their encouragement, help and knowledge I would not be in the position I am today with internships and job opportunities. It is professors like them that keep their door open to students to help them with life, classes or just to talk sports that make Shenandoah so unique and special to me. 

What do you like most about playing sports at SU?  I love the fraternity that I am in with the baseball team. All of the community service we have done around Winchester as well as Coach Anderson's academic standards have helped shape me into the man I have become. He has taught me about how to prioritize my life and motivate myself to reach academic and athletic levels I never thought were possible. The bonds that I have formed here playing baseball will last forever with the memories we have made during our highest moments and biggest struggles. 

Favorite thing to do in Winchester:  Hang out with Dr. Wigley and Dr. Gawrysiak in their offices talking about the world of sports and who is going to be worse the Braves or Rangers. 

Favorite SU Athletics Memory: To be honest my favorite memory hasn't happened yet because we haven't hoisted a national championship trophy in Appleton, Wisconsin. However, to date my favorite memory would be beating Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC championship. I was able to watch Darrell Thompson pitch on absolute guts and dominate Virginia Wesleyan all 9 innings as well as I had the go ahead hit to win the championship. 

What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? Playing at Shenandoah has shaped me into the person I am today. The wealth of knowledge I have gained from Coach Anderson and Coach Cameron is priceless and the friendships I have made are so special to me. I've learned how to prioritize my life, work under pressure, and take critiques well so I can better myself in many phases of life. I can never thank Coach Anderson enough for what he has done for me on and off the field I hope I have become half the man he is and hopefully half the coach he is. It's an incredible feeling when you know your coach has your back and cares so greatly about you not just as a player, but as a person. 

Post-Graduate Plans:  I want to get into Baseball Analytics so I am going to apply for some baseball operations internships as well as apply to graduate school for a masters in Advanced Statistics or Analytics. 

Nobody knows that I... am an absolute baseball nerd. I sit up late studying stats and advanced metrics about players so I can always be one step ahead of everyone else in my field. All of the hours I spend reading and researching has caused all my teammates to stop playing fantasy sports with me because they think I never lose. 

Five Named All-State
June 10, 2016 Five Named All-State
Vote Now!
June 2, 2016 Vote Now!
Two Named All-America
May 26, 2016 Two Named All-America
Four Grab ABCA Honors
May 24, 2016 Four Grab ABCA Honors
Four Named All-Region
May 23, 2016 Four Named All-Region
Emory Downs Baseball
May 22, 2016 Emory Downs Baseball
Baseball Postponed
May 20, 2016 Baseball Postponed
Baseball Takes on B-SC
May 19, 2016 Baseball Takes on B-SC
Baseball Downs B-SC
May 19, 2016 Baseball Downs B-SC
Baseball Opens Tonight
May 18, 2016 Baseball Opens Tonight
Baseball Gains a Spot
May 10, 2016 Baseball Gains a Spot
Seven Named All-ODAC
April 28, 2016 Seven Named All-ODAC
Baseball Clips Eagles
April 28, 2016 Baseball Clips Eagles
Baseball Wins in Tenth
April 20, 2016 Baseball Wins in Tenth
Baseball Remains Ranked
April 19, 2016 Baseball Remains Ranked
Senior Awards Announced
April 18, 2016 Senior Awards Announced
Frostburg Upends Baseball
April 14, 2016 Frostburg Upends Baseball
Baseball Rallies Again
April 13, 2016 Baseball Rallies Again
Baseball Up One, Down One
April 12, 2016 Baseball Up One, Down One
Baseball Rallies for Win
April 11, 2016 Baseball Rallies for Win
Baseball Swats Wasps
April 10, 2016 Baseball Swats Wasps
Weekend Schedule Changes
April 7, 2016 Weekend Schedule Changes
Baseball Routs Messiah
April 6, 2016 Baseball Routs Messiah
Baseball Rises in Poll
April 5, 2016 Baseball Rises in Poll
Baseball Tops Gallaudet
April 3, 2016 Baseball Tops Gallaudet
Top 10 Clash Saturday
April 1, 2016 Top 10 Clash Saturday
Bridgewater Tops Baseball
March 22, 2016 Bridgewater Tops Baseball
Wilt Named ODAC PoW
March 21, 2016 Wilt Named ODAC PoW
Baseball Sweeps Guilford
March 19, 2016 Baseball Sweeps Guilford
Baseball Tops W&L
March 16, 2016 Baseball Tops W&L
Baseball Postponed
March 14, 2016 Baseball Postponed
Baseball Falls Twice
March 12, 2016 Baseball Falls Twice
Baseball Up Three
March 8, 2016 Baseball Up Three
Coleman Named ODAC PoW
March 7, 2016 Coleman Named ODAC PoW
Baseball Shuts Out CCNY
March 6, 2016 Baseball Shuts Out CCNY
Baseball Up Seven
March 1, 2016 Baseball Up Seven
Baseball Tops Saints
March 1, 2016 Baseball Tops Saints
Anderson Gets 500th Win
February 21, 2016 Anderson Gets 500th Win
Baseball Picked to Win ODAC
February 3, 2016 Baseball Picked to Win ODAC
Baseball Announces Camp Dates
December 22, 2015 Baseball Announces Camp Dates
Baseball to Host ALS Walk
September 22, 2015 Baseball to Host ALS Walk
Baseball Releases Roster
August 26, 2015 Baseball Releases Roster