November 12, 2012
MC2010 Sec. 2
Dreams coming true
Andrew Stevenson dreamed of becoming a baseball star from the time he put on his first tee-ball uniform to the time he took off his high school jersey for the last time. Stevenson knew he wanted to play baseball for the LSU Tigers from when he was 7 years old.
“When I went to my first baseball game in the old Alex Box Stadium, I knew that was where I wanted to play when I grew up,” Stevenson said. Approximately 5 percent of high school baseball players go on to play college baseball. Stevenson joined that 5 percent after an amazing career at St. Thomas More High School. Stevenson received a phone call from former LSU recruiting coach David Grewe one night during Stevenson’s last baseball season as a senior at St. Thomas More High School. Grewe asked him to be a part of the LSU baseball team and that they thought he could help their program. Stevenson said it was a “dream come true” and without hesitation, he verbally committed to play baseball for the LSU tigers. Stevenson attended junior high and high school at St. Thomas More where he became the baseball star. He made baseball his first priority and it showed on the field. He showed his ability to hang with the older players and earned a starting position as outfielder for the 4 years of his high school career. -more-
He received numerous baseball awards in high school including All-District baseball player five consecutive years, All-State baseball player three years, 2012 All-District MVP and 2012 All-Acadian MVP. He was also awarded Academic All-State his senior year of high school and was asked to become a member of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star team.
His dedication and talent was noticed by many scouts his senior year of high school. He was asked to play at other colleges and was even offered scholarships to play for Louisiana Tech University. Stevenson is a freshman at LSU and is still adapting to the student...
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