Today's student-athlete profile turns to baseball and senior pitcher Teddy Reddington. The 6'2 right-hander came to Carlisle from Reston, Va. after graduating from the Flint School. He has made 19 appearances in his first three years, including the shortened 2020 season. He made four starts last spring and tossed 20.1 innings, recording 13 strikeouts. He turned in a strong performance in 2019, making seven starts and nine appearances. He finished with a 5-2 record as a starter, throwing a complete game and booking 28 strikeouts in 45 innings of work, posting a solid 3.00 earned run average.
Teddy shares how he has had the opportunity to spend some time with his teammates and has had the opportunity to get some work in the bullpen. He has had the good fortune of being able to throw with his younger brother, who, conveniently, is a varsity catcher on his high school team.
- What made you come to Dickinson?
I came to Dickinson because on my visit I fell in love with the atmosphere of the baseball team. The coaches and players were extremely welcoming. Dickinson baseball gave me the opportunity to play baseball on a team where I could contribute in a positive way early. Dickinson also provides a great education with small class sizes. And the opportunity to study abroad in Italy.
- What have you enjoyed most about being a Dickinson Red Devil?
I've enjoyed the friendships that I've made not only on the baseball team but on other sports teams and other students in general. I also enjoyed my time studying abroad in Bologna, Italy. I was able to travel with some of my best friends and broaden my horizons.
- Are there any interesting stories or experiences you have had during the pandemic?
One interesting experience from the pandemic has been the opportunity to live in the OBX with four of my senior teammates. We all took the necessary precautionary measures of getting tested and then we lived, took classes, and hung out at the beach. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that helped to make up for not being allowed to spend time with each other in Carlisle.
- What are you doing to keep busy?
To stay busy during the pandemic I've picked up two new hobbies of tennis and golf. I've also continued my paid internship from this past summer by working part-time at Navy Federal Credit Union.
- What kinds of things are you doing to train and stay in shape?
To stay in shape and train I have been continuing to lift and throw. I'm fortunate that gyms are reopened in Virginia (with masks and social distancing required). I have also been long tossing and throwing pens with my younger brother who is currently a varsity catcher at his high school.
- What do you miss most about not being on campus?
The thing I miss most is just being around my friends, teammates and coaches every day. It's something I've taken for granted in the past, but this pandemic has opened my eyes and made me appreciate the people that are in my life at Dickinson even more.
- Why are you Dickinson Proud? Why do you think more generations of student-athletes should come to Dickinson?
I'm Dickinson proud because we have a fantastic tight knit student body that is surrounded by faculty and staff that truly care about us and want us to succeed. I think Dickinson is a great fit for any student-athlete that wants to earn a top education and an athletic program that competes in one of the top conferences in the nation.