SPRINGFIELD TWP. He’s been a consistent presence on the court and diamond for the Springfield basketball and baseball teams the past three seasons and now, senior Andrew Hanna will look to earn playing time for the Malone Pioneers after committing to play baseball on the college level.
Hanna, a starting guard for the basketball team and shortstop for the baseball team, made his commitment to Malone official in a signing ceremony attended by family, friends, coaches and school officials. With his family gathered around him, Hanna signed his National Letter of Intent with Malone, an NCAA Division II program competing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
At Springfield, Hanna is ranked among the top 25 in his class academically with a 3.92 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, class council, student council and Spartan Mentor program. He plans to have a double major in sports management and business at Malone, with a specific goal in mind.
“I want to work for the front office of a professional sports team,” Hanna said of his career goals.
His more short-term goals include chasing a Division II national title with the Pioneers and enjoying what he called a “beautiful campus with very fun people.”