Nick Garcia '17 drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates
Nick Garcia '17 drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates

Congratulations to Nick Garcia '17, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft on June 11. Nick is a college pitcher out of Chapman University.

A San Mateo Daily Journal article captures Nick's gratitude for the work ethic he honed while at Serra. Here's an excerpt from the article:

"Garcia thanks Serra for helping him build that work ethic. Playing with one of the best programs in the state, Garcia was forced to work as hard as he could to get the limited opportunities he did. But he realizes he would not be where he is now without Serra sharpening his game.

"(At Serra), I competed with some of the best athletes I've ever [played with]. You're surrounded by guys who are continuing to push you. ... There was almost a fear that [someone] would outwork me," Garcia said. "I'm forever grateful that they pushed me. I'll never forget the players there."

Congratulations to you, Nick! We are all rooting for you!