March 31, 2008
Put yourself in this spot. You were a very good high school baseball player on a very good team, but when you got to college, you realized there were a lot of other guys from a lot of other towns with the same credentials.
Nonetheless, you tried out for the team as a freshman but were deemed not good enough. In other words, you were cut.
It's a scenario that plays out across the country in every sport at every college -- the realization that the world of athletics is full of big fish in small ponds and when the pond gets bigger a lot of the fish don't make it.
Mark Angelo was one of those guys who lived this his first year at Bucknell. The former Quakertown standout, and All-Intelligencer selection, had the credentials but was told thanks, but no thanks.
That's when his story took a different twist. Instead of doing what 99 percent of other college freshmen would do, give up the dream and move on, he took a different approach. Call it an "I'll show them" kind of thing.
For the complete article from Drew Markol of the Doylestown (Pa.) Intelligencer click here