Catching Up With...Bryan Palsi '16

Catching Up With...Bryan Palsi '16

Susquehanna senior baseball player Bryan Palsi and the rest of his teammates are gearing up for Landmark Conference postseason play which begins at home from May 7-8 with a semifinal matchup against Drew. Palsi took a quick break to talk about his years at SU both on and off the field and what hopes the future holds for him.

Name:
Bryan Palsi
Sport: Baseball
Year: Senior
Major: Mathematics

Why did you choose to attend Susquehanna?
I chose Susquehanna because I wanted the chance to play college baseball.

Why did you choose your major?
I've always loved math and if I eventually become an actuary – which is something I plan to do – majoring in math will have provided a solid background on a lot of the material I'll need to know.

What has been your favorite class so far?
Problems in Philosophy with Josh Gillon by a long shot. Great, and to the say the least, interesting professor, and the material we learned was awesome.

After graduation I hope/plan to…Keep playing baseball as long as I can. After that I would like to become an actuary and hopefully coach baseball, as well.

What is your favorite athletic memory as a Crusader thus far into your career?
Definitely the 2014 season when we won 30 games and the Landmark Conference Championship. That team was something else, a season I'll never forget.

The most embarrassing thing that's happened to me on the field is….
Freshman year at Catholic I was on first base in the last inning and thought there were two outs.  One of our players struck out and I started walking back to the dugout when the catcher threw the ball to first and they tagged me out to end the game.

The best part about road trips with my team is…
The bus rides for sure; we have a lot of laughs on them.

What has been the best part about this season so far?
How we came together as a team. We're playing team baseball and it doesn't get better than that.

What advice do you have for a prospective SU student-athlete?
Ride the lightning as long as you can and enjoy the journey.

How has being a Division III student-athlete positively impacted your life?
It allowed me to meet some amazing people throughout the past four years and form some great friendships.

My favorite midnight snack is…
One serving oats with a cup of Yoplait French vanilla yogurt, four slices of cantaloupe, and a casein protein shake.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Anywhere there's a baseball field is cool with me. Other than that, probably Hawaii because a few of my good friends moved out there.

Something people may not know about me is…
Before I came to Susquehanna I was in a rap group called the Hungry Ghosts, and we would kick some dope freestyles every Friday at the bell tower at Temple University.

Favorite:
Color: Red
Animal: Turtle
Food: My dad's crab cakes
Selinsgrove restaurant: BJ's    
TV Show: Dragonball Z and Modern Family
Movie: The Internship
Band/Artist: Slaughterhouse
Professional Team: Yankees
Athlete: Conor McGregor
Vacation Spot: Aruba
Guilty Pleasure: Not doing homework so I can watch Modern Family
Quote: "Reality is wrong, dreams are for real."