NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Beyond the box score: Matt Marquez

Matt Marquez will be one of the newest members of the NECC Knights baseball team this year as they look to make it their fifth consecutive season with a trip to the NJCAA World Series.

Marquez is a second-year student majoring in Movement Science. He, like most student athletes, has to find the time to balance both his schoolwork and his responsibilities on the diamond.

“It can be tough, but what you have to do is do everything in order. If you have homework, do your homework,” Marquez said.

The Lynn native hopes to add depth to the Knights, as he is able to play both first and third base.

“Our goal is to win a state championship and go to the World Series,” he said.

Once his athletic days are up, Marquez said he would like to stay involved with baseball either as an athletic trainer or a coach.
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Favorite Athlete: Muhammad Ali Pump-Up Song: Rise and Shine by J-Cole
Favorite Meal: Thanksgiving dinner with Pre-Game Ritual: Always put my left
rice, collard greens, mashed potatoes sock on first
with gravy, pecan pie with Favorite TV Show: Family Guy or Gravity vanilla ice cream, and cookie dough Falls
Last Movie Watched: Bruce Almighty Dream Job: MLB player
Favorite Book Series: Harry Potter Number of Classes this Semester: Four
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough