The Trumpet https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet West Liberty University's Student News Source Fri, 25 May 2018 18:04:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Remember to support local businesses this summer https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/25/remember-to-support-local-businesses-this-summer/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/25/remember-to-support-local-businesses-this-summer/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 16:00:41 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5674 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor While on summer break, remember to give back to your community in a small yet powerful way: support local businesses.  Every summer, college students pack up their bags and head back home. While some may only journey a few miles from campus to reach home, others may live 1,000 miles

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By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

While on summer break, remember to give back to your community in a small yet powerful way: support local businesses. 

Every summer, college students pack up their bags and head back home. While some may only journey a few miles from campus to reach home, others may live 1,000 miles away or more. Regardless, summer gives students a chance to go back home and see what their local community is up to.

A way students can get involved with their community is remembering to shop with local businesses.

According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, locally owned businesses offer a lot of positives to a community, including creating a positive attitude with other community members, supporting local jobs, and providing public benefits and services.

Not only does it make you feel good, but your money has an impact too. According to a study conducted by research firm Civic Economics, out of $100 that you spend locally, $68 stays in your community. However, for the same amount spent in chain stores, only $43 remains; if you shop online, very little or no money stays local.

One of my favorite parts about being home each summer is stopping by my favorite local restaurants and shops. The food tastes great locally, and it’s always a nice comfort food to have. For the stores, you never know what treasures you may find in a tiny thrift shop. I’ve found unique gifts for family and friends that they’ve loved and some neat items for myself as well.

When you travel throughout the country, you’re bound to find those major chain restaurants and stores that are in every big city. You know the ones. However, mom-and-pop stores are unique finds that only exist in one spot. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

So when you’re home this summer, take a stroll down your own Main Street and buy lunch or a small item from a local business. Not only will you support your community, but you will have a good experience too.

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Photo Gallery: Hangzhou, China https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/23/photo-gallery-hangzhou-china/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/23/photo-gallery-hangzhou-china/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 16:00:21 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5657 By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer    

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West Liberty students collect more than $1,200 for animal shelter https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/21/west-liberty-students-collect-more-than-1200-for-animal-shelter/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/21/west-liberty-students-collect-more-than-1200-for-animal-shelter/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 16:00:31 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5651 Story Provided by Daniel Morgan West Liberty University seniors Mark Carson, Josie McCoy and Daniel Morgan organized a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on April 12, raising $1,256.21 for the Brooke County Animal Shelter’s veterinary and daily expenses. Texas Roadhouse is donating ten percent of the evening’s profits, $439.21, to the Brooke County Commission’s fund for

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West Liberty University seniors Mark Carson, Josie McCoy and Daniel Morgan organized a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on April 12, raising $1,256.21 for the Brooke County Animal Shelter’s veterinary and daily expenses.

Texas Roadhouse is donating ten percent of the evening’s profits, $439.21, to the Brooke County Commission’s fund for medical procedures for the animal shelter. The students also raffled donations from several area businesses and individuals to raise an additional $817 for the shelter’s operational supplies.

“When we counted the money from the raffle at the end of the night, the three of us were ecstatic,” McCoy said. “Amy Lawson, Texas Roadhouse’s Marketing Manager, was pleased with the evening’s turnout as well, and we are thrilled that the event was so successful for the shelter.”

The students coordinated the event as a part of their public relations Capstone course after choosing the animal shelter as their client for the semester.

“Just to see young people pick us – that’s huge,” said Brooke County Animal Shelter Director Donna DeJaro. “To see that others out there share the passion for animals that we have is amazing, and that compassion is appreciated by me and my staff.”

Shortly after the event, the three students purchased supplies for the animal shelter with the raffle funds, including over 200 pounds of pet food, flea and tick treatments, collars, laundry detergent, various cleaning supplies and office supplies.

“Planning the fundraiser was both an enjoyable and rewarding experience the three of us shared,” Carson said. “We are very proud of the work we did to help an organization that is close to all our hearts.”

“I am impressed with the collaborative and efficient way in which Josie, Mark, and Daniel put this event together,” said the seniors’ Capstone professor Tammie Beagle. “Their attention to detail and hard work in organizing, promoting, and soliciting contributions are first rate. They have represented both the Brooke County Animal Shelter and West Liberty University with grace and maturity and have successfully carried through on a strong and well-developed plan. I couldn’t possibly be any prouder of these three students than I am right now.”

The Brooke County Animal Shelter is located at 797 Mac Barnes Drive in Beech Bottom, and its employees and volunteers dedicate their time to finding “furever” homes for all loving animals and educating the public on animal care. For more information about the shelter, please call 304-394-0800.

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Infinity War is full of action, must-see for fans https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/16/infinity-war-is-full-of-action-must-see-for-fans/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/16/infinity-war-is-full-of-action-must-see-for-fans/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 16:00:40 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5646 By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer   Right in time for the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes (its first “official” entry was Iron Man, who kicked off the entire thing) The Avengers: Infinity War, a movie touted by Marvel as “the most ambitious crossover in history” and with 20+ heroes taking to the

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By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
Right in time for the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes (its first “official” entry was Iron Man, who kicked off the entire thing) The Avengers: Infinity War, a movie touted by Marvel as “the most ambitious crossover in history” and with 20+ heroes taking to the screen, it certainly feels as if the viewer is part of an epic event.

With ten years of film, dozens of characters, plots all woven together that date back to that first Iron Man movie, Marvel has created a cohesive universe all its own.
 
Anyone following the MCU knows the gist of what’s going on here and it’s a little difficult to follow without some of this knowledge. Even as someone who’s heavily followed the MCU, it was a little difficult to keep up with the multiple storylines at times and remember what happened to who: after all, sans for Peter Parker (Spiderman) and T’Challa (Black Panther), nearly all these characters have been involved in more than one film, whether highlighting their own or appearing in others. Now, we get to see some of them together for the very first time, and it’s a way to see these people in a new light.
 
The general idea is this: The big bad of this film (and the MCU in general), Thanos, is in search of six magical stones that can help him to change and alter the universe to his liking. Over the past ten years, the Avengers have been tasked with protecting these stones and have their own ties to them, through their own adventures. Thanos’s plan is slowly falling into place as he gains the stones and it’s our heroes’ duties to keep him from collecting them all. Protect the gems, save the world.
 
Everything from the past ten years has led to this confrontation: Thanos’s arrival on Earth.
 

The movie’s action takes place both on earth and in space, with heroes finally meeting one another. Their stories have overlapped and they’ve all worked to protect the galaxy, but here, we have Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy, who later meet Tony Stark and Peter Parker. On Earth, Dr. Strange meets Bruce Banner and others. There’s more than that but saying too much of a spoiler for the film.
 
In fact, it’s difficult to say much at all about this film without running risk of spoilers.
 
It is exciting to see who meets who and what happens with them. Over ten years, fans have gotten used to and familiar lineups, so to see new heroes working together is like watching a comic play out; characters regularly team up with new people there, so to see it play out in-front of your eyes might be a dream to some people. And even if a person is just a fan of the MCU, seeing all these characters running around in one movie is just plain exciting.
 
There are parts where the film does tend to drag along a little. Early fight scenes could be shorter and less repetitive. Thanos and his minions are interesting, but the ‘search for the gems’ can get really old really fast for some people who would rather see their favorites talking and making plans, not simply fighting and taking action. For most people, this won’t take away from the enjoyment factor of the film.
 
Still, the film, particularly the ‘third act’ – where all Marvel films place the biggest, most impressive, fight scenes – manages to find a balance with humor, the direness of their situation, and manages to continuously surprise throughout. It’s safe to say it’s not a predictable movie by most means and keeps the viewer wondering just how the heroes are going to successfully make it through all of this.
 
And not all our heroes make it, a fact spoiled early on by… well, nearly everyone involved with the film. Very few cast members could know the fate of their characters; they were in the dark as much as the audience will be when the lights go up and the credits roll.
 
For longtime Marvel fans, this movie is a payoff of their time and money spent on previous entries in this franchise. Newcomers would do well to study up on the previous films, if nothing else, to truly appreciate the ambition in this film.
 
Infinity War’s ending may just be one of the most controversial and shocking endings of a film in any franchise and quite the feat to pull off – and viewers only must wait until May 2019 for that cliffhanger to be answered.
 
Photo Credit: Marvel, IMDb.com
 

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Toppers ready for spring 2018 commencement https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/11/toppers-ready-for-spring-2018-commencement/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/11/toppers-ready-for-spring-2018-commencement/#comments Fri, 11 May 2018 15:00:21 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5643 By Emily Salvatori, Editor   The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow on May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required to enter, but since there are a large number of graduates, they

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By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow on May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required to enter, but since there are a large number of graduates, they are asked to limit the number of guests to five. 

During this ceremony, both undergraduate and graduate students will be honored. 370 students are expected to graduate. 
 
Lisa L. Allen, CEO of the Ziegenfelder Company, will deliver the Spring 2018 commencement address.
 
West Liberty University President Dr. Stephen Greiner will conduct the ceremony and will present Allen with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree.
 
Greiner said, “Our graduates are fortunate to have this opportunity to hear from Lisa, a Wheeling leader who is making a real difference in her business and in our community. As an entrepreneur she understands working hard and her methods have gained her national and statewide attention. We are honored to have Lisa as our Commencement speaker.” 
 
The graduating student speaker is Abigail Reeves. Reeves is an English Education major from Wheeling, W. Va. She has also recently been named English Education Major of the Year.
 
Students with the highest GPA from their respective colleges will carry their college banner. This year the banner carriers will be Shane Powell from the College of Arts and Communication, Susan Smith from the College of Sciences, Cory Hoshor from the West College of Business, Shelby Sands and Samantha Smith from the College of Education, Rose Archey from the College of Liberal Arts and Jack Benedett from the School of Professional Studies.
 
A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the College Union immediately following the ceremony.
 
Graduating students will need to report to their designated area at 10:15 a.m. the day of the ceremony.
 
Parking will be available for graduates and guests behind the ASRC.
 
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Student body elects new SGA president, vice president https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/10/student-body-elects-new-sga-president-vice-president/ Thu, 10 May 2018 16:30:11 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5638 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor  West Liberty University’s Student Government Association held elections for the president and vice president, along with senate members, on Wednesday, April 25. Zach Rhodes and Anna Malone were elected as president and vice president, respectively. The two were sworn in on April 26 at the Honors Convocation.   “My goals

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By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

 West Liberty University’s Student Government Association held elections for the president and vice president, along with senate members, on Wednesday, April 25. Zach Rhodes and Anna Malone were elected as president and vice president, respectively.

The two were sworn in on April 26 at the Honors Convocation.
 
“My goals as SGA President next year will be to continue this past year’s executive board’s progress in providing more activities for students and attempting to find solutions for issues that students have with academics, campus life, and just the overall campus experience,” said Rhodes, “I would like for more students to know what it is that the Student Government Association does, and how they can get involved.”
 
He hopes to increase interactivity with social media to hear more feedback from students and to let students know of SGA events. SGA currently has a Twitter @SGA_WLU.
 
“My personal goal is to connect with as many students as possible and hear their opinions and ideas! Zach and I were elected to represent the student body, and it’s my goal to bring positive changes to the West Liberty experience based on what students want to see,” said Malone.
 
Rhodes said his main focus as president will be solving issues on campus, “This is something that SGA started looking at this year, and there were several issues that came up in multiple conversations. Next year, I would like to take those concerns and work with the administration to make changes based on them. While there are many things that can be pointed out that make West Liberty a great place, there are also areas where students would like to see improvements.”
 
SGA holds meetings every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Students are encouraged to attend, regardless if they are a part of SGA or not, to voice any concerns they have. Even if a student doesn’t have a comment, they can still attend to hear about events on campus.
 
“I would love students to know that their opinions and ideas are what make this campus great! We as student government are here to represent them, and no idea is too big or too small to bring to a senator or one of our meetings,” said Malone.
 
“I would like all West Liberty students to know that SGA is more than just a source of funding for clubs and organizations,” said Rhodes. “We want to be an organization that listens to our fellow students, whether they have positive or negative feedback for us. If a student has an issue that they have heard others talking about, come to us and let us hear it.”
 
Both Rhodes and Malone have been active in SGA for years and are confident in their ability to lead alongside their senators. 
 
Student senators elected include Emily Bender, Mackenzie Boone, Kylee Carcione, Zach Conner, Taylor Curry, Hannah Lynch, Andrew Mehler, Natasha Muhametzyanova, Hunter Norris, Dylan Parsons, Trevor Piccone, Walker Polivka, Mackenzie Rossi, Yijing Shen, Desire VanCuren, Cody Waggoner, Isabella Yakicic and Carrie Yost. 
 
According to a news release, other officers for the upcoming year include Bryan Congo as treasurer, Taylor Curry as secretary, and Hunter Norris as director of programming.
 
If anyone has questions or comments for SGA, feel free to email Rhodes at zsrhodes@westliberty.edu or Malone at almalone@westliberty.edu.
 
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Students are encouraged to vote in primary elections https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/08/students-are-encouraged-to-vote-in-primary-elections/ Tue, 08 May 2018 16:30:52 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5635 By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer   As primary elections within West Virginia and the rest of the country begin, one can be led to question the importance of voting, especially during the primaries, which are often perceived as inferior or useless in comparison to the general elections.  This view, however, can’t be any further from

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By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
As primary elections within West Virginia and the rest of the country begin, one can be led to question the importance of voting, especially during the primaries, which are often perceived as inferior or useless in comparison to the general elections.  This view, however, can’t be any further from the truth.  

Primary elections serve as an informal meet-and-greet between voters and potential candidates.  After the primary election takes place, only a handful of candidates, usually one Democrat and one Republican, are made relevant to the general population.  During the primaries, however, voters can hear from several Democrat and Republican candidates, along with third party representatives that may have a difficult time receiving national attention. 
 
This is the time in which voters can truly seek out all of their possibilities, as a greater number of candidates stand a chance at gaining fair coverage of their beliefs, opinions, and policies.
 
Aside from the importance of the primary elections, the act of voting itself, stands to suffer from the apathy of the general population.  Statistics show that during the 2016 general election, only 56 percent of the U.S. population voted, even though the percentage of registered voters in the country is 86 percent.  When comparing these findings to the voter turnout of other developed countries like Australia (79 percent), France (68 percent), and Mexico (66 percent), the United States looks rather inferior.  
 
Some of the more common excuses as to why people choose not to vote are, “My one vote won’t matter,” “I’m too busy to take time out of my day to support a stranger,” and “It takes too long.” 
 
While in certain instances these may be valid reasons for not voting, the majority of people using these excuses could benefit from hearing a famous quote from one of our country’s most prominent presidents, Abraham Lincoln. He said, “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
 
Primary elections in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland occur on May 8, May 15 and June 26, respectively.
 
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Several activities, resources available during finals week https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/07/several-activities-resources-available-during-finals-week/ Mon, 07 May 2018 16:30:37 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5631 By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer   As the semester rapidly comes to an close, a dreaded time has come for students: finals week. The stress and anxiety has already begun to set in for many. But there are still silver linings to be found for students. Many activities will still be going on around campus.

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By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
As the semester rapidly comes to an close, a dreaded time has come for students: finals week. The stress and anxiety has already begun to set in for many. But there are still silver linings to be found for students. Many activities will still be going on around campus. Some will focus on helping students prepare and survive finals week, and others will offer students time to relax and enjoy the end of the semester. 

The library will be offering free printing during finals week up to 10 pages. For students with many papers due, this will be very helpful. 
 
The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. every day during finals week to aid students in studying and preparing for finals. They will also have snacks available to students all week long. 
 
The St. Thomas Aquinas Center will be open 24/7 during finals week to offer students a quiet place to study. They will also have snacks and coffee available. 
 
The popular favorite late-night breakfast will be tonight, May 7 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Kate Billings, Director of Student Activities, explained the time change is to due to the times students have been lining up with attendance waning in later hours. 
 
Other activities include a board games night with ice cream floats in the College Union ballroom starting at 10 p.m. on May 8. Also in the College Union ballroom is the favorite “Coffee and Donuts” night at 10 p.m. on May 9.
 
A paint and peel will be held on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the College Union ballroom.  
 
Billings also said that if the weather remains nice,  the outdoor games on the quad will be brought out as well. 
There are plenty of options for students to allowing students to prepare for finals and enjoy the last week on the hilltop as we prepare to bid this semester farewell. 
 
 

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WLU men’s golf prepares for regional tournament https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/07/wlu%e2%80%88mens-golf-prepares-for-regional-tournament/ Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:36 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5627 By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer   The West Liberty men’s golf team will wrap up the 2017-2018 season starting today with the NCAA Super Regional Championship, held at Glade Springs Resort May 7-10 in Daniels, W. Va. The Hilltoppers, under the direction of head coach Mike Ricci, finished the season fifth in the Atlantic Region. 

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By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty men’s golf team will wrap up the 2017-2018 season starting today with the NCAA Super Regional Championship, held at Glade Springs Resort May 7-10 in Daniels, W. Va. The Hilltoppers, under the direction of head coach Mike Ricci, finished the season fifth in the Atlantic Region. 

“Regionals feature the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Predicting outcomes is practically impossible when you bring elite teams together to compete,” said Ricci. 
 
In the fall season, the Hilltoppers played in five tournaments, two at Glade Springs Resort in the Glade Springs Invite and the MEC Championship. The other tournaments were the Hal Hansen Invitational in Dubois, Pa. the Wally Edge Championship in Canaan Valley, W. Va, and the MEC Conference Championship in Roanoke, W. Va.  In these tournaments, the Hilltoppers received two first place, one runner up, and two sixth place finishes. 
 
“The fall season went well with two wins. We did experience some inconsistencies but overall I was pleased with the play of our athletes,” said Ricci.  
 
The spring season has played out differently. The Hilltoppers have played in four tournaments leading up to the regional, and in most, the weather has played a major role. In all four of the tournaments, the weather has caused day two to be cancelled. “Mother Nature was the winner this spring with three of six possible rounds snowed out,” said Ricci. 
 
The 18 hole tournaments have been the Mister Bee Invitational in Cambridge, Ohio, the Oglebay Intercollegiate in Wheeling, W. Va., the MEC Spring Classic in Charleston, W. Va. and the Cecil C Spadafora Invitational in Indiana, Pa. In the 18 hole tournaments, Ricci’s Hilltoppers have a second, fifth, sixth, and eighth place finishes. 
 
Individually, the team has accomplished many awards. Five of the Hilltoppers received all MEC conference awards, a team record. The awards were given out after the MEC Spring Classic. First team all-conference and MEC conference player of the year was awarded to senior Mike Rogers. “Winning conference player of the year was a dream come true,” said Rogers. 
 
Joining Rogers on first team all-conference was sophomore Sean Trapp
 
Senior Cory Hoshor received second team all-conference, giving him four consecutive years of all-conference awards. “It means a lot because it shows that the hard work has paid off consistently throughout the four years,” said Hoshor. 
 
Honorable Mention awards were given out to senior Joey Cilone and freshman Caleb Moore
 
Photo Credit: Freddie Fitzsimmons
 

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Senior Vincent Haddox looks to go out on high note https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/05/senior-vincent-haddox-looks-to-go-out-on-high-note/ https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/2018/05/05/senior-vincent-haddox-looks-to-go-out-on-high-note/#comments Sat, 05 May 2018 15:00:26 +0000 https://westliberty.edu/thetrumpet/?p=5621 By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer   Senior Hilltopper second baseman Vincent Haddox is ending his final season on a high note. Having the highest number of runs on the baseball team, an amazing batting average of .301, and being only 11 hits away from breaking the hit record here at West Liberty as of May

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By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Senior Hilltopper second baseman Vincent Haddox is ending his final season on a high note. Having the highest number of runs on the baseball team, an amazing batting average of .301, and being only 11 hits away from breaking the hit record here at West Liberty as of May 4, this power hitter proves time and time again that he is an all-star.

This top tier baseball player reigns from Newell, W. Va. and played baseball at Oak Glen High School. During his senior year at Oak Glen, he was awarded first-team West Virginia Class AA all-starter and OVAC Player of the Year.
 
Head baseball coach Eric Burkle recruited Haddox here to compete at West Liberty because, “[Haddox’s] batting skills and the fact that he is a natural athlete,” Burkle said. 
 
Burkle’s choice to recruit Haddox has proved successful over the past four baseball seasons.
 
Haddox has started all four years on the baseball team here at West Liberty, and year after year he has continued to improve at second base and at the plate. Haddox is a two time first-team All-MEC honoree for the 2015 and 2017 season.
 
Burkle has seen the fire and passion that Haddox displays on the practice field to outperform other players during competition. Burkle said, “This year [Haddox] has stepped up to take the leadership role and get the most out of this last little bit of his career as he can; this year Haddox has decided to ramp it up.”
 
Last season, Haddox posted a .299 batting average while maintaining a .360 on-base average. Haddox also led the team with 11 stolen bases. As for his infield work during the 2017 season, Haddox committed an impressive total of only two errors the whole year at second base.
 
So far this season, Haddox has a batting average of .301 with 143 at-bats, of these at-bats he has scored and impressive 41 runs, “I feel like I have done well, but I also expect more from myself,” said Haddox. 
 
From a team standpoint, Haddox said, “I have always wanted to go that extra step and win a championship.”
 
Haddox chose to join the Hilltoppers mainly because of the great coaching ability and compassion he saw in coach Burkle. “He [coach Burkle] made me feel at home right away from my first visit and made me believe I could play a large part in helping the team compete at a high level,” Haddox said.
 
Aside from baseball, Haddox is here at West Liberty to major in Athletic Coaching and Administration. 
 
Once Haddox graduates from West Liberty University, he plans on coaching baseball at a high school level and then ultimately at the collegiate level. 
 
Photo Credit: Hilltoppersports.com
 

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