Standing out among the elite

Army's Zach Price

May 25, 2012

Cadets enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy are expected to develop into exemplary leaders, but Zach Price stands out even among the elite students at West Point.

Army's senior second baseman never dreamed about attending a military academy, but when the Army coaches showed some interest in his baseball talents, it was like the pieces of the puzzle for Price's future came together.

The native of Cantonment, Fla., visited the West Point campus in the fall of his senior year in high school, and instantly he knew it was where he wanted to be. The Academy encompassed all things that were important to Price -- a great educational experience, the chance to play Division I baseball and an opportunity to hone his leadership skills.

"I had some interest from some other schools in high school," Price said. "I fell in love with guys on the team, and the place in general and what it stands for. Being a part of something bigger than myself was definitely drew me here."

While Price certainly is not an imposing figure on the field, standing just 5'7", Army head coach Joe Sottolano loved the youngster's passion for the game and his even-keeled temperament.

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